We're absolutely crazy about Stella and at home we made sure she had the best of everything. An amazing vet, super high quality food, plenty of time at the local dog park, a fabulous (and overpriced) boarding facility where we could watch her via webcam, and trips to the beach/forest/anywhere-we-could-take-her. She really is our princess -- and yeah, we're those people.
I have had a series of heart palpitating experiences with her, including an absolute tick infestation after picking her up from a (highly recommended) boarding facility, run-ins with bad mannered children (and adults) who think hitting, kicking, or tugging on fur are acceptable ways to interact with a new canine "friend", several failed attempts to introduce a new food (yes, I was titrating), paw pad issues, and a total lack of nearby, fenced-in, dog-friendly green space.
It's been a frustrating sequence of trial and error but that being said, we have carved out the closest semblance to normalcy here and have found some great resources. With the increasing number of dog owners coming to Pune and knowing the stress that comes with relocating a dog, I thought it'd be helpful to make a short list of the primary ones we use. There are a bunch of different places in town, and some of them are really good; these are just the ones we tend to use over and over. I recommend looking around once you've got the basics covered, because I'm always finding something new here to recommend!
If you are interested in seeing how we did the actual relocation for Stella, please look at my older posts here, here, and here! We used Furry Flyers to help us with the documentation needed for importation.
I have found that the best recommendations I get are from fellow expats, so if you are looking for something, speak up, ask around!! Chances are that someone knows someone who knows or knows someone else ;-)