Your pet must be kept on a leash when going for walks on the streets or in the park. As you will notice, there are no laws about cleaning up after your pet on the street, so watch your step! Within park grounds, however, you do need to clean up after your pet.
Dogs must be registered and licensed.
For a first-time licence, there is a Rs 100 charge for every year of a dog’s life. To register a two-year old dog, for example, you will pay 200 for the license and Rs 100 annually for each year of the dog’s life. There is also a one-time fee of Rs 50 for the licence book.
To get a dog license, contact the nearest establishment listed below. You will need to provide proof from a veterinarian that your pet has been vaccinated before receiving your pet’s license.
For Mumbai city:
- Mahalaxmi Dog Kennel. Call 022 2308 5118.
For the Eastern suburbs:
- Dog licensing establishment in Mulund West. Call 022 2561 8000.
For the Western suburbs:
- Dog licensing establishment in Bandra East. Call 022 2640 9275.
- Dog licensing establishment in Malad West. Call 2880 4195.
Pets who love the great outdoors can let out pent up energy at a select few parks in Mumbai. Bring a doggie bag to collect droppings, and note that there are no trash bins to throw your doggie bag.
Dog Park on Carter Road, Bandra West
Open from 5:00 pm – until dark
Small dog park near the water
Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mahalaxmi
You can walk on a dirt track with your leashed dog during certain hours. Visit the racecourse to check for timings.
Priyadarshini Park on Nepeansea Road, Malabar Hill
From 8:00 am – 9:00 am you can walk your leashed dog.
Shivaji Park, Dadar
Largest Mumbai park. Busy on weekends and around dusk.
Click here for a Google Map of Shivaji Park
*Dogs are not allowed in the Hanging Gardens at Malabar Hill, any park where there is an entrance fee, or Bandstand in Bandra.*
Be cautious of the type of foods you purchase for your pets. International brands which are produced locally may not have been manufactured under western standards of health and sanitation. It is best to ask your vet for recommendations.
Paws ‘n Furs
Shop 3 Kailash, 156 Waterfield Road, Bandra West
Phone: 6699 0858
Open Monday – Saturday from 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tags, bedding, pet foods including international brands such as Whiskas.
Shop 1, Costa Gravas, Malad West
Phone: 3296 0481
Big selection of pet supplies from food to toys and accessories.
10 B, Pereria Bldg. Pali Naka
400050 Bandra West
Phone: 022-30866767; 022-30866766
Open 7 days a week, from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Pet food, leashes, bowls, cat litter, pet toys. Free home delivery.
Tail Waggers Pet Salon
20AF497, off of 16th Road, Pali Village, Bandra West
Phone: 98 20 127572
Open: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
It’s a Dog’s Life! Doggie Spa and Boutique
Shop No.1 & 2 , Pushpa Vihar S.B.S. Road, Colaba Post Office
Phone: 22 2215-1128
Open: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
45 Hoosein Manor, Bomanji Petit Road, Breach Candy
Furry Friends: The Pet Grooming Salon
Madhukunj Building, Ground Floor
Near UTI Bank, 10th Road, JuhuCall for appointments
Phone: 920364039 or 9324091559
Mrs. Aparna Sagar
Phone: 098 2116-8885
Boards pets and also does a lot of welfare work for street dogs.
Phone: 2292 7806
Takes excellent care of dogs, though charges are a little high.
Phone: 098 20730368
Has many dogs at a time and gives good care. His rate varies depending on the size of the dog.
Phone: 098 19583427
Boards pets for around Rs 200 per day.