Welcome Paula and Family

Paula was a street dog. She is a smart girl who stayed around a hotel where tourists sometimes gave her food. She knew it wasn’t safe but she was very cautious, she only came out in the evenings and would hide during the day. One evening she came to her hotel and gave birth to 8 puppies, right near the entrance. She didn’t have a choice and she didn’t have any other place to go. It was cold and someone gave her food and a blanket and that was it.

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It would have been a very sad story but it just so happened that Sochi Dogs founder Vlada was nearby and someone told her that there is a dog with 8 puppies that were just born and they are on the street. Vlada knew they needed to find a place to stay immediately and she was able to get permission to move the family into a tech closet in the basement of the hotel. The whole family is warm, fed and most importantly safe. As soon we have some room they’ll be able to move into the shelter.


 
 

BREAKING NEWS

After local and international pressure, the city of Sochi has announced that it will pause its contract with the extermination agency hired to control the population of stray dogs and allocated those funds to spay and neuter 909 homeless animals.

Sochi Dogs is so proud to be part of the dedicated group of animal lovers that helped bring about this important change.

This announcement is a small step towards a more just and humane future for homeless dogs but our work is far from over. We will continue offering low-cost spay and neuter services to families who can't afford the procedure for their pets. Our efforts to help dogs on the street will only expand. For the next few months, we will be able to rest easy knowing that at least for now no-one will be coming after these helpless animals.

Zadie Joins Sochi Dogs

Meet Zadie! We found this sweet girl at the municipal shelter in Sochi where she had no chances of ever getting adopted. Not only that, she was also suffering from severe inflammation in her right eye preventing her from seeing. We couldn't watch this girl suffer, so we asked if she could join our shelter.

When Zadie first arrived she was greeted by Katya, who told her we'd get her fixed and she'd have a great time at the shelter. Katya was right! The next day we took Zadie to our vet who examined her eye and saw the only way to fix the problem was to have it removed. Zadie's surgery was a success and she was so excited to be back at the shelter! Watch the video of her coming back. Zadie will be available for adoption soon!

 
 

Welcome, friends! 

Before the heavy rain last week we were able to welcome a few more homeless dogs into the shelter. Check out their photos below and stay tuned for names, bios, and more photos. The shelter, our foster homes, and boarding facilities are at absolute capacity so we are working on sending dogs home as quickly as we can to clear up space. Please consider opening up your home to one of our available dogs.