About us

Since our founding during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Sochi Dogs has been working to rescue stray and abandoned dogs through an active adoption program, spay/neuter initiative and educational campaigns.

Sochi Dogs is not just a rescue organization, we are a vibrant community of advocates, dog-lovers and change makers who envision a kind and compassionate future. Join us!

What we do

Our shelter rescues stray and abandoned dogs in Sochi. A temperate climate and lack of education about spaying dogs has led to an overpopulation of dogs on the street. Dogs are left to fend for themselves on the street and puppies are tossed out in boxes. City officials hire exterminators to poison and shoot these innocent animals. Sochi Dogs works hard to take in as many dogs to it's shelter as possible.

We actively reach out to rescuers and anyone helping homeless dogs to offer free/low-cost spay-neuter procedures for any dogs in their care. We envision a future where there are no more abandoned animals, it all starts just one dog at a time.

Sochi Dogs believes education has the power to create change. We created a Russian website about responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying animals. Additionally, we've run regular advertising campaigns and pitch local media outlets to help bring awareness to the issue.

Sochi Dogs has a volunteer-run shelter with room for up to 60 dogs. The shelter has a live-in caretaker, a special quarantine area, and puppy play-pen. We work on a match-making process to place these formerly abandoned dogs in homes all around the world.

We Respect All Animals:
We believe in the humane treatment of all animals and we are proud participants in the Food For Though Campaign. To this end, food served at all Sochi Dogs events will be 100% vegetarian and include ample vegan options. Through these efforts, we hope to reduce animal suffering and honor our commitment to passionately serving animals and the people they love.