Dog dabbawalla Wasiff Khan, who runs the dog dabba service Home Care in Mumbai, home delivers piping hot, rice-vegetables-and-meat meals. Wasiff Khan one of among the people who are not lured by ‘what life has to offer’ but instead have something to offer to it.

These are people who don’t do things differently but do different things.Wasiff is a such individual who dared to invent a new niche and even achieved paramount success give the phrase, ‘doing things differently’ a whole new connotation.

Mumbai’s Wasiff Khan, straight after his graduation started a novel dabbawala service for pets named Dogspot . Wasiff Khan comes from a middle-class Indian family but with dreams unmatched and addictive enthusiasm! Khan gave the age-old adage, ‘A dog is man’s best friend’ a new interpretation altogether. “I was just another college graduate with no specific direction in life and highly skeptical as to what life had in store for me. That’s when the idea of starting a catering service flashed through my mind,” he says. “I met several people in order to explore the avenue and realised that there was no one offering food for pets!” he recollects.
He invested time and research and as he explored further, he knew he had struck gold! Khan prepares homemade cuisine that includes rice-vegetables and meat meals customised for the pampered canines and home-delivered piping hot. Interestingly, Khan himself doesn’t have a pet dog. So he went out on a limb, doing his own research by speaking to people with pet dogs and vets. “I started with my home kitchen, where I prepared food and supplied it to people with pets for sampling free of cost. All this paid off and in the first month, I got confirmed orders for 35 meals,” recalls Khan.
Today, his clientele is spread across the city’s downtown Colaba area to suburban Borivili. Meals are prepared and delivered with the help of a 25-member staff—including four chefs—and 10 delivery scooters. He charges Rs 30 for a basic meal and Rs 120 for a premium meal. Started with a mere Rs 5,000, this venture now has a turnover of Rs 55-60 lakh per annum. Khan is now taking his business pan India with Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai on his list.

I started making food from my home kitchen and fed stray dogs to put it through test! They liked it and I took the next step of distributing free samples to the dog owners from the database I had created earlier,” he says. “In the first month itself, I got around 35 confirmed customers elevating my aspirations and there has been no looking back since then,” recollects Khan. A dog is indeed a man’s best friend and when it comes to business, it can also be a man’s best bet!