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?

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Some of our best success stories are foster fails.
This week Coska found a home! Well, truth be told, he found it several months ago, exactly when he sashayed into the home of his amazing foster mum for the first time. He probably knew it all along what the foster mum only admitted this week – they could never live without each other again!Coska was living in Vake Park, guarding his own little territory, with kind humans caring for him.
It all seemed good when DOG TVNR-d (tagged, neutered, vaccinated & released) him back to the park, however, not long after that he was hit by a car and he had to move back to the shelter in 2016. His pelvis was broken and he could hardly move.
But he has always remained positive, even when most of us would have given up – at the beginning all he could do was to crawl out from his room to the fresh air, to be with volunteers and other dogs. But gradually he started getting stronger.
While he will never move as before, he is now just as fast as if he had four perfect legs.
He loved bossing everyone around at the shelter, his small size and physical challenges did not stop him in thinking he was the strongest and the bravest of all.
He was adored by every volunteer, but somehow that dream family we thought he could make so happy, never turned up.
Although our organizations, as most others, have suffered greatly during the lock down and due to the restrictions that are still in place, there are some positive stories coming out of this situation.
Just like Coska’s. At the beginning of the lock down period, we were approached by Olivia, who offered to foster a dog while she was anyway stuck here and mostly in her flat, and her choice was Coska.
She has been fostering this gentleman for several months now, and this week she made the decision to adopt him.
We could not possibly wish a better home for Coska – he has a doggy sibling already waiting for him in the United States where he will be flying together with Olivia later this year.

We wish both of you every happiness in the world!
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Comment on Facebook Coska was living in …

This is such wonderful news! Congratulations to Olivia and Coska!

Strike! Wish you all the best Coska! Lucky you Olivia, you got such lovely guy💞

Such great news ❤️

Wonderful news!

Congrats. Happy news. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏

Enjoy!! Coska looks lovely and happy

He looks fantastic!

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3 weeks ago

Dog organization Georgia

This elegant and deer like young dog was living together with her siblings by a truck stop near Gori. Their brother, Georgie was found by actors Juliana and Seamus Dever who quickly launched a campaign to find a home for Georgie and he traveled to California to his dream home last summer (for more on Georgie´s story, please watch this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vNNbBJHodA&t=18s )

When we learnt that Georgie had more siblings, Seamus and Juliana initiated a fundraiser, and the funds received from that allowed us to go and collect and help the others as well. We started their neutering and vaccination procedure and advertised them. Goldie was the only one left by August, but soon after that she was spotted by Alina and Sebastian who were volunteering at the shelter. They offered to foster her, but unfortunately their rental agreement excluded the option of owning a dog in the property they were living in at the time, so after the fostering period, Goldie had to return to us.
She was a favourite with many visitors and soon enough she found a foster home again – the lovely Vazha and his wife opened up their home for Goldie, who spent the entire lock down period with them.
They were amazing in caring for her, teaching her all that she needed to learn about living in a city.
But during all this time, Alina always inquired about her, followed her story and never gave up the chance of perhaps one day adopting Goldie.
And guess who was the first one to move in with Alina and Sebastian once they changed apartment?

This long legged antelope dog has finally reached her forever home and is exactly where she is supposed to be – at home with her family.
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Comment on Facebook This elegant and …

Great story!

Love stories like these ❤️

4 weeks ago

Dog organization Georgia

Coska was living in Vake Park, guarding his own little territory, with kind humans caring for him.
It all seemed good when DOG TVNR-d (tagged, neutered, vaccinated & released) him back to the park, however, not long after that he was hit by a car and he had to move back to the shelter in 2016. His pelvis was broken and he could hardly move.
But he has always remained positive, even when most of us would have given up – at the beginning all he could do was to crawl out from his room to the fresh air, to be with volunteers and other dogs. But gradually he started getting stronger.
While he will never move as before, he is now just as fast as if he had four perfect legs.
He loved bossing everyone around at the shelter, his small size and physical challenges did not stop him in thinking he was the strongest and the bravest of all.
He was adored by every volunteer, but somehow that dream family we thought he could make so happy, never turned up.
Although our organizations, as most others, have suffered greatly during the lock down and due to the restrictions that are still in place, there are some positive stories coming out of this situation.
Just like Coska’s. At the beginning of the lock down period, we were approached by Olivia, who offered to foster a dog while she was anyway stuck here and mostly in her flat, and her choice was Coska.
She has been fostering this gentleman for several months now, and this week she made the decision to adopt him.
We could not possibly wish a better home for Coska – he has a doggy sibling already waiting for him in the United States where he will be flying together with Olivia later this year.

We wish both of you every happiness in the world!
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1 month ago

Dog organization Georgia

Pepper arrived at us after her rescuer had to leave the country unexpectedly.
They loved and cared for several dogs while living in Georgia, and it was heartbreaking that they could not take Pepper with them when they had to leave..
She was a gentle, friendly dog from the beginning, settling into life at our rescue easily. She was perfect, but we knew she stood with little chance with being adoption. She was not a puppy anymore, she is black, not a white fluffy dog, and she is too good – she never attracted anyone’s interest, precisely because she is so relaxed and nice. She never wanted to be the center of attention, never caused any trouble, she was just quietly waiting for someone to fall in love with her.
In fact we knew so little of her character that when Michelle, who had fostered several dog for us before, offered that she could foster a dog during the lock down, we thought Pepper would do best with this opportunity so we can see how she really is – it was almost too hard to believe she can be really that easy and good.
But she really is! Even when moving to a foster home, there was no complaint about her, she was just being the good old Pepper .
And that is when the miracle happened – Bara fell in love with exactly this dog that nobody else noticed. And we knew from the first moment that if someone spotted Pepper, then that person is meant to be with her!
So Pepper moved to Bara for a trial period. She is now Josephine, and as happy as a dog can be!
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Comment on Facebook Pepper arrived at us…

🥰❤️❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏Thank you so much for rescuing this beautiful sweet dog. Too many homeless dogs in Georgia, too heartbreaking.😢

Baru, rozumím, je fakt krásná❤

D.O.G. Success Stories – SHIBA

Shiba was found in Kharagauli and brought to Tbilisi for sterilization by the lovely Ruska.
She was left on the streets with her puppies – as often happens, most likely she was a loved and cared for family dog, but as access to vet clinics in the regions is limited and organising the sterilization of dogs is difficult, Shiba fell pregnant. As the owners could not care for a dog with puppies, she was abandoned on the street.
Shiba was part of a group of six dogs from Kharagauli who stayed at our shelter after their surgery. All of them found homes very fast except Shiba, who stayed with us for 2 years. She was adopted once during this period, but as with all our dogs, we followed up on how she was doing and when we found out that the adopter could not provide the needed care anymore for Shiba, we brought her back to the shelter.

During the lock down we tried to move all our dogs to foster carers to make sure that even when volunteers could not visit the shelter, our residents would not suffer from lack of human interaction.
Shiba moved to the lovely Carolien, but did not stay very long as she soon went for a trial period to Polina, who was interested in adopting her.
They traveled to the seaside and spent several weeks together, before we were sure that this was the best home for our little fox lady and signed the adoption agreement.
We could not be happier that after all she had been through and after the first unsuccessful adoption, finally this beautiful dog found the home that was meant to be hers!
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Comment on Facebook 201274479898699_4672512919441477

Эх,хотя бы всем собакам везло и ни одной не осталось на улицах,где им очень плохо живётся!

Шибе точно повезло! Палина добрая и душевный человек ❤️

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I'm soo happy ❤ thank you for everything Sara Anna Modzmanashvili-Kemecsei Maite Iniesta Dog organization Georgiaand thanks to Polina that gave new life for lovely foxy girl Shiba ❤

What a beautiful heartwarming story – typical of the marvellous work DOG is doing. Thank you 💗💗💗

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Happy days!!

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