Success Stories

These heart-warming stories show how different human families and shelter dogs reach their happy endings through the adoption process.

Will your story be among them? And will you give our dogs the perfect home they deserve?

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

D.O.G. Success Stories – GRACE

Grace arrived at the shelter a few years ago when his rescuer found her tied to a tree in the outskirts of Mtskheta. Shocked by the tortured, severely emaciated and sick state of Grace, he took her straight to the vet.
After the vet visit Grace was brought to us to recover. It took her a long time to heal, not only from her injuries but also from the abuses that she suffered before being rescued.
Grace was always very affectionate with humans that surrounded her, radiating love to all our volunteers. The years passed, but sadly, nobody paid attention to her. We were very excited when she had a chance to move to a foster home – first to Alina then to Brian – which enabled her to learn how to adjust to a home environment and helped us to get to know her character better. She behaved perfectly in the home and on walks in the city, she was the ideal dog from the get go, without much need to learn anything, so we knew she was ready for a forever family then. When the foster period was over, Grace got back to the shelter right on time to meet Rob, who visited us with the intention of adopting a dog for his family in the US.
Well, that first greet and meet couldn’t have gone better! After discussing it with his family back in the States, it was decided: Rob and his family would adopt Grace!
Earlier this year, Rob and his wife travelled to Georgia to spend more time with Grace and then flew home with her.
We are happy to report that Grace is doing great and the whole family adores her (well, convincing the cat is still taking some time).
Grace finally got all the love that she so deserves.
See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Grace is gorgeous and sweet-and a welcome addition to our family of (now) 3 rescue dogs. We got together Sunday and it was a riot watching them together. When Gracie learns Georgia the cat can be her friend too, all will be calm and happy.

She looks like my rescue dog Hunter! I hope he will get lucky one day! Amazing story!!!

Go be happy, Grace!

D.O.G. Success Stories – KORRA

Donut – now Korra – safely arrived in the US with her adoptive family and getting adjusted to the hard life of living on a massive land, frolicking around with her doggie pals and cuddling up with her human mom and dad.

She started off as a street dog in a little village near Tbilisi. She was abandoned there with her mum, Roxy in the most cruel way. After they had been faithfully guarding the building site and land of their owner for many months, once the holiday home was ready and it was time for the fence to come up, the owners decided to leave the dogs outside of the fence, and they were never let in again to their own home.

Roxy and Donut still stayed on the same street, not wanting to go far from the home they once had. They were playing with and guarding all the neighbourhood children, and receiving food scraps from those around them that felt sorry for the way they were literally and metaphorically left in the cold.

We posted about them earlier this year, but were a little sceptical whether they would be able to find a home as they are both very large. However, our amazing volunteers, Aimee and Dylan decided to meet Donut/Korra and then to adopt her.
Despite moving homes, despite the extreme difficulties that travelling back to the US with 3 dogs (they already had two other rescue pups) meant, they have never given up on any of them, and Korra is now the happiest of pups!
See MoreSee Less

D.O.G. Success Stories - KORRA

Donut - now Korra - safely arrived in the US with her adoptive family and getting adjusted to the hard life of living on a massive land, frolicking around with her doggie pals and cuddling up with her human mom and dad. 

She started off as a street dog in a little village near Tbilisi. She was abandoned there with her mum, Roxy in the most cruel way. After they had been faithfully guarding the building site and land of their owner for many months, once the holiday home was ready and it was time for the fence to come up, the owners decided to leave the dogs outside of the fence, and they were never let in again to their own home. 

Roxy and Donut still stayed on the same street, not wanting to go far from the home they once had. They were playing with and guarding all the neighbourhood children, and receiving food scraps from those around them that felt sorry for the way they were literally and metaphorically left in the cold. 

We posted about them earlier this year, but were a little sceptical whether they would be able to find a home as they are both very large. However, our amazing volunteers, Aimee and Dylan decided to meet Donut/Korra and then to adopt her. 
Despite moving homes, despite the extreme difficulties that travelling back to the US with 3 dogs (they already had two other rescue pups) meant, they have never given up on any of them, and Korra is now the happiest of pups!Image attachmentImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

Hi. Do you have small pups that are apartment friendly (ground floor with lots of space)? A friend living in austria, with glorious mountains of Vorarlberg and working from home wants a puppy she can adopt. She has an apartment in Georgia and will be back soon. Must be small as she travels a lot and wants a dog she and her husband can take with them everywhere.

Amazing well done you guys. Such an awesome thing you are doing. The world needs more of you 💪😊🐾🐶

🥺🥰 Was Korra’s mom adopted along with him? 🥺💕

Amazing

That’s amazing!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Beautiful pups!

View more comments

D.O.G. Success Stories

Alfie/Fluff

Alfie arrived at the shelter in the most stylish way, in a cardboard box that was strapped onto a bicycle, after he was rescued by a group of tourists who could not leave the tiny, scared and abandoned dog alone on a field where they spotted him.

While at the beginning he did not trust any of us and it was difficult to approach him, gradually he began to gain confidence (some say even too much confidence) and his real character started to shine through. In a few months he turned into a very affectionate and also very opinionated dog, and he was ready for a forever home.

As it often happens, his forever human, Laura, first appeared in his life only as a foster mum. Alfie stayed with her for several months last year, before Laura Worsch had to travel back to Germany.
There were so many tears shed when she brought him back to the shelter as she was preparing for her flight back home, that we knew straight this was a special bond.
We then agreed with Laura that if Alfie would not find a home and if she settles and gets to a place in Germany where she can adopt a dog, then Alfie would travel to her.
And this is exactly what happened – Laura flew here a couple of weeks ago, and now Alfie is with her in Germany!
See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Hey! I’m the cycle tourer who found Alfie 100km east of Tbilisi while I was wild camping in a vineyard. I remember him being so fluffy and fierce! I tried to find him a home in the next village along but there was too many stray dogs there anyway. I actually took him to another dog shelter before Dog Organization Georgia. You can see the full story on my Instagram story named “Alfie’s story” conniemaccycles. Laura Worsch, I would love to see Alfie again some day, it’s been such an amazing journey for both of us. I have sent you a pm 😊 Hope to hear for you!

Yes I remember this photo – wow so lucky! Thank you to everyone ❤️

So happy to see he finally got a forever home. ❤️

Oh what a beautiful story ❤️! Thank you to everyone who made this possible. It gives me hope.

Love success stories! Thank you!

🙏 didi madloba

Wunderbar!

Ohhh Gosh❤❤❤ that's soo amazing News ! He are special cutie for sure !

awesome 🙂

View more comments

D.O.G. Success Stories – Mze, Blue, Custard

So many of our residents found their forever homes in the past few weeks, we can barely catch up on the updates about our recent adoptions!

Mze was rescued by the lovely Juliet, and she has been with us since 2017. She always managed to steal the heart of some special volunteers – first she enjoyed regular visits from Owain and Galyna, then she moved to a wonderful foster home during the lockdown period -, but she was never fortunate enough to find a forever family. That is until this January, when she moved to a family with 3 children. After a long trial period, we signed the adoption contract last week.

The story of Custard was the very opposite of Mze’s long struggle: Custard literally just arrived at us earlier in May when her perfect person turned up at the shelter looking for a dog, and it was love at first sight. Custard quickly moved to Sophie, and they are inseparable since then.

Although Blue did not find a home as fast as Custard did, but he, too, chose his person, Bob, the day when Bob visited the shelter first. Although Bob did not know it just yet, neither did we, but it seems Blue had a masterplan worked out from the very beginning. Bob visited him regularly, then Blue visited Bob a few times for weekends, and eventually they both decided that they were ready for the next step, and we signed the adoption contract.

We are so happy for these amazing dogs and their even more amazing humans!
See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

This makes my heart happy

Load more