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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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!
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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

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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!

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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!
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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 🙂

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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!
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This makes my heart happy

D.O.G. Success Stories – IRENE

Irene started life as a street dog before being rescued, cared for and adored by a dog-loving couple. When her wonderful owner passed away, Irene had nowhere to go. This was heartbreaking and it took some time for her to heal emotionally, but soon after she arrived at us, she had the chance to move to a foster home and that helped her open up again.
Not long after Irene returned from her first foster family, the lovely Vania and her family visited us, with the prospect of fostering a dog. As most family, they started with inquiring about smaller dogs and puppies or young ones. But when Vania’s husband took Irene out for a walk, they had a connection that made them change their minds and they offered to foster Irene.
As Irene is an old dog, we could not even dream of her adoption at that point. But earlier this year Vania told us they were seriously considering adopting Irene – we discussed all questions that can arise from adopting and older dog, and we knew straight away that Irene has found the absolute dream family.
We are so grateful to everyone who helped her along this journey and we hope this will encourage others to also consider adopting a senior dog.
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My first adopted dog was an older one. And what a beautiful sweet soul

Old dogs are the best! ☺️

Well done, you guys!! Could not recommend an old dog enough..we love our little golden oldies ❤️❤️

Aw yaaay

Thanks a lot!!

Thank you ❤️ she's bringing a lot of joy to our lives 🥰

My congrats!!!

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