Tigger's Journey Home

When Tigger, (now Yuri) was sitting on a stoop as a tiny puppy in October 2014, he probably never imagined that one day he'd have his very own home—food just for him, a soft bed to sleep on, and more love than he could ever imagine, but it would be a long road to get there. 


Yuri spent two and a half years at the shelter, that's about 974 days! He watched dogs come and go. Some days new dogs would show up looking frightened after just being picked up on the street and he'd try to play with them. Other days his best buddies would be getting groomed and whisked off to their forever homes. Through it all Yuri waited patiently, playing with Platon, greeting newcomers, and quietly sleeping in his dog house. 

On one of those ordinary days as Yuri paced around his run, Sochi Dogs received an email that would change his life forever! Dan-Michel had been quietly following Yuri's story for a little while, waiting for the right time to adopt. Things just weren't lining up, but he knew Yuri couldn't wait to go home, so Dan-Michel took the plunge.

It was finally Yuri's turn to get groomed and taken on a long car ride to the airport. Yuri arrived at JFK Airport on Saturday, June 17, 2017, and just like he had been a regular road-tripper hopped into Tanya's car and enjoyed the scenery all the way up to Lake George, NY where he met Dan-Michel, his new best friend. 


Yuri lives on the outskirts of Montreal, Canada and for the first time in his life he is sleeping on the soft bed and dreaming of his shelter friends find their forever homes too!