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Dog With Blog
Abhishek started Dog With Blog in 2010. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Dog With Blog?
Post my MBA, I started as a digital marketer for an IT firm and I was managing the company website - content, social media, blogs, etc. Since my professional domain was digital and I had a keen interest in the same, I experimented with creating a personal blog of my own over a weekend. Since I was most interested in dogs and was volunteering towards their care, that came to be the theme of the blog.
Dog with Blog was conceptualized in 2010 when I thought of attempting to make a difference (in my humble capacity) towards the stray animal cause. I was merely concocting a cocktail of the twin loves of my life – dogs, and words – in that order. In India, there are many homeless dogs who rarely fund takers despite them being best suited to withstand and flourish in the tropical climates. We try to raise awareness towards their plight and with our active communities we run a dog adoption network which is completely free.
The power of social media is unquestionable and the very fact that we have been able to find some of the strays, abandoned dogs loving homes bears testimony to the same. Minus the digital channels, there wasn’t an efficient way to reach out to dog lovers across the length and breadth of the country.
The blog received a warm welcome thanks to word of mouth and an encouraging reader base. The community culture sits at the core of the blog, and we have vibrant social media pages.
Interestingly, the Facebook page which was started two years later than the blog faced no hurdles in finding a community as the blog had had a substantial reader base by then. At present, there are more than 100k+ dog lovers in our communities – all organically built.
We also compiled and listed city-wide rescue and adoption centers so that people who were considering ‘buy dogs’ can also explore shelters and adoption.
I work extra hours, late till night, and on weekends but I enjoy every minute of it as there's just so much to learn and soak in.
Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder @ Starter Story
- Wiki Updater