This pretty girl just joined the shelter! 

This little girl is not only pretty but also she is also very lucky. She was hanging out at the local market begging for food when Vlada spotted her.  It was best things that could ever happen to her, her life has been forever changed! 

First, she got her first car ride. Vlada took her to the vet, where she was evaluated and got ears cleaned. 

Then she drove around with Vlada for the rest of the day, running errands and meeting new people. She was a good passenger in the car, super friendly, calm and curious.  At the end of the day, she arrived at the shelter to the new quarantine area, where she got lots of food and good rest.  Welcome to the shelter little pretty!

There is a long way and many things need to be done before this dog will be ready for adoption.   She needs to be dewormed at least 2 times, then she has to get two rounds of vaccinations and then she has to be spayed. To get everything done will take about 3 months.  Please do your part, help us with the expenses for this lucky girl and others just like her!


The quarantine area at the shelter is one of the most important sections, it's where gets settled right after they are brought in from the street, so it's crucial that its extra cozy.  
Last weekend Vlada organized a major renovation of the space. She picked up tools and supplies and delivered every thing to the shelter. Then Misha, one of our volunteers, spent his entire weekend work on the renovations. He fixed and replaced walls, re-did the floors and the sleeping areas so now everything is nice and clean to welcome the new dogs. Of course Misha wasn't working alone, he had some Sochi dogs watching him every step of the way. After hours of work, Brittany checked out the new space and gave her bark of approval! Thank you Misha for all you do! 

Brittany approved! 

Look at those floors before Misha came in... 

And look at them now! 

New Residents at the Sochi Dog Shelter

Over the past few weeks we welcomed a few new dogs to the shelter! 
Check out their stories and follow along because soon they'll be ready to go home. 


Mr. Joe


Mr. Joe liked to hang out by an apartment complex. Longing for a home of his own he would always come running when people were walking their dogs or kids we're playing on the playground. Nobody knew where he came from so it's likely he was abandoned by his owners. Sochi Dogs volunteer Misha brought him to the shelter.  Mr. Joe will be available for adoption in October. He has a slight limp and a very loving personality! 


Roxie is just 5 months old. She was brought to our vet by someone who found her laying down on the side of the road after being hit by a car. She was treated by our vet and made a complete recovery! Roxie is a very smart and friendly girl! She will be ready for adoption in September. 


Mona was found by Masha's friend back in June. She fostered her and taught her to walk on a leash and go outside. Mona loves car-rides especially if they mean making new friends! She at the shelter and ready for adoption. 


Neman was found living on the street and is slowing settling in and meeting dogs at the shelter. Once Neman is acclimated, we'll be looking for the perfect home. 



Rescue Update: Puppy Love

Rescued from outside a construction site on May 14, when they were just 2 months old this little of six has grown into beautiful puppies all with unique personalities! Below is a short video of how they were found late at night. Scroll down to see their transformation at the shelter. 


Two weeks later at the shelter: Everything is still very new so the gang is sticking close together. 

Two months later: Life is good! Everyone loves treats and attention and they can't wait for visitors. 

Three months later: Wishes come true! Two Sochi Dogs adopters, Emily and Ann visit the shelter to volunteer and they get showered with puppy kisses! 

Today: The crew is almost ready to go home! Check out their individual pages and put in your applications.
Meet the playful Jellybean, social butterfly Allan, cuddle-bug Rex, silly Pluto, sweetheart Zigi, and the quiet gentleman Nikolai.