The third annual edition of PetFed, India’s biggest Pet festival was held in New Delhi on 17th-18th December, 2016 at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla.  About 25000 people and 2500 pets attended it over the weekend. This was one of a kind festival which celebrated the love and affection between the pets and their owners.

This festival saw the top-notch services and products essential for pets and had a fashion show exclusively for pets, setting new standards in the pet fashion world. The showstopper for the same was Dino Morea, a model, actor and an animal lover.  In a conversation with DU Beat, he urged people to “adopt a stray dog in the new year.”

PetFed 2016 also had a special art gallery for dogs, an all exclusive cafe for dogs serving ‘dog beers and pizzas’, pet bakeries and swings and rides for dogs! The 3 acre lush green area brimming with cute pooches could brighten up anyone’s weekend. Each pet had its own unique story which made us laugh. So without further adieu, we bring to you 5 stories of pets from PetFed 2016:

1.Chanel ( Jack Russell Terrier, 2 year old)


“She is very protective and possessive of me, so much so that she never lets me pet her sister. We named her Chanel because she is as classy and pretty as the French label.”

  1. Bunny (Beagle, 2 year old)


“Bunny is territorial when it comes to the couch and it’s a sight to behold how he sleeps in this one peculiar position. He loves chocolates and even though its bad for him, once I while I have to give in. We named him Bunny after Ranbir Kapoor’s character in Ye Jawani Hai Deewani.”

  1. Thunder (Siberian Husky, 1.5 year old)


“Thunder loves to hug other dogs, but if they don’t respond similarly he gets hurt. He looks extra riveting because he’s dichromatic. He gets lots of attention.”

  1. Coco( Chihuahua, 3 year old)


“He absolutely hates pigeons and has taken up the responsibility of guarding my mother’s garden from them. Also, he’s quite an intelligent dog and even protects the pigeon eggs when pigeon mom is not around!”

  1. Joey (Maltese Shih Tzu, 2 months old)


“He is named after my favourite FRIENDS character, ‘Joey’. He playfully bites everything that comes his way and is super-comfortable around girls but not around guys!”


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Delhi’s largest pet convention, Pet Fed Delhi 2015 took place in the Garden of Five Senses this Sunday, 13th of December and saw healthy participation from pets and owners alike. Pet Fed 2015, with an aim to celebrate love for pets, is a platform for different pet lovers to socialize and share the beautiful memory they have with their pets.


The event offered a number of treats, activities and games for the people and their canines. Pet walk, puppy therapy and fun games were organised. Also present was a photo booth and live music to get the party going. Dogs of many breeds were present, from Poodles, Chihuahuas, English Cocker Spaniels to Golden Retrievers and Great Danes. NRI Dogs and dogs from Korea were also spotted. Stray canine residents of the venue were also part of the festivities. Various stalls were put up for the pet lovers to buy accessories for their pets and for dog grooming.  There were a number of stalls which offered cakes, brownies, muffins and much more.

Anita Krishan launched her book,  ‘Fluffy and Me’ and a competition was organised on the same. The winner of the contest was Stella the Rottweiler. The Brand Ambassador award of PetFed 2015 was given to Shadow, an Alaskan malamute. The Best Fur award was given to a Golden Retriever called Buzz. Bands like Yellow Bucket and One World College of Music were present. The most awaited event of the day was the fashion parade. The furry pets were seen in different attires, and some dogs gave their feline counterparts tough competition at the ramp. The winner of the fashion show was a Husky, Mafia.

Click here for our report from last year’s Pet Fed!


Report and pictures by Alex Arthur for DU Beat