Whenever Swathi Renugopal visits the Blue Cross Centre at Guindy, her two friends Subhashree Madhavan and Sinduja Krishnakumar used to accompany her. The trio came up with the concept of a pet yoga experience and started a venture called Pawga.
The team has collaborated with the Blue Cross of India for this venture. “Our main aim is to help the animals at Blue Cross in some way. They provide all the pets for this yoga experience. A share of the proceeds from yoga sessions will go to animal welfare at Blue Cross. All the pets are up for adoption. So far, we have done two events in the city and will be doing sessions every alternative weekend. As of now, we are not encouraging the participants to bring their pets to Pawga,” she adds.
Subhashree explains how pet yoga will benefit both the participant and the pet. “Playing with puppies brings a calming effect on people. The puppies living in shelters are longing for human interaction. At events like these, they will get to socialise more and it will help in their overall development. This will help them overcome early stage depression. We are following all the COVID-19 protocols at the events,” she concludes.