Pet owners in New Delhi, India, can now get petfood delivered to their home for free, according to the Indo-Asian News Service.
"The concept of free home delivery services of petfood is comparatively new, but since it provides pet owners with comfort, it is being accepted readily," said Ajay Guliani of A to Z Animal Clinic in Mayur Vihar, East Delhi.
The number of petfood shops that offer the service has grown substantially due to its popularity.
"Every time I used to see a free home delivery vehicle, I used to wish that there were something similar for Scoobie, my pet dog," said Shubhi Gupta, a resident of Noida, who calls Scoobie a family member. "Now I have it. These services are very convenient."
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