Nirvana Country is so pet-friendly that this resident wants a dog now!
It’s a lazy Sunday morning, and I’m out on my balcony taking in the sights and sounds of this peaceful Gurgaon society. But what strikes me is the number of petowners walking their dogs. There are all kinds of dogs — Alsatian, Doberman, golden retriever, poodle and the affable Labrador.
I live in Nirvana Country, in Sector 50, Gurgaon. It has all the facilities a high-end society does — from schools to hospitals and a shopping complex — but what amazes me is that every second home has a dog. And it is not just for show, or for security. To these petowners, their dogs are family, with some even having a dedicated room to themselves.
And Nirvana Country is every petowner’s dream. It has parks where doggies can have special get-togethers with their “pals”; and dog spas for those who want to give their pets a lavish bath now and then.
But that’s not where this society’s dog-friendliness ends. It even has a dog boarding. And petowners can’t stop gushing about it.
Many residents have their own pet caretakers, as they believe dogs left in kennels or boardings suffer from failing emotional and physical health. Some dogs may find being separated from their human handlers particularly traumatising, and hence petowners avoid leaving their dogs at boarding homes.
However, my friend Nidhi Arora, a resident of Nirvana Country, says she can breathe easy if she has left her dog at Happy Pettings, the boarding home inside the society. “I leave Kasper with Vipul Agrahari, who runs the dog-care centre in Nirvana Country. And never have I had reason to complain,” she says. “The centre was born out of Vipul’s love for dogs and he runs it from his house. He keeps four dogs at the most and gives them the utmost care.”
She says Agrahari keeps sending her images and videos of Kasper, so she can relax when she’s out of town, knowing her pet is in good hands. “Happy Pettings has become a second home for Kasper whenever I am away,” she adds.
Well, all I can say is I am looking to adopt a dog too, and I’m glad I stay in this society. Living in harmony with animals is one of the most inviting aspects of society living and I hope other societies and petowners understand that our pets are more than animals for us. They are the silent companions that only some of us are fortunate enough to have.