Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome as many dogs as possible, to provide sterilization to help curb the stray population, and educate the public on the proper care and humane treatment of both family and street dogs.
Republic of Georgia Dog Refuge is a no-kill shelter. Your donations go towards the expansion of our shelter to enable the rescue, sterilization, rehabilitation and rehoming of the increasing number of street dogs in this country.
Did you know?
THERE ARE NO GOVERNMENT FUNDED ANIMAL RESCUE SERVICES IN THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA.
Animals are just abandoned in the street...
DOGS AT THE DUMP
THEY AREN'T TRASH
THIS WAS AN EYE-OPENER
We were shocked when the street dogs were rounded up and abandoned in the garbage dump outside of town (Batumi) before the tourist season. With no tourists to feed them and no sea to cool off in, these dogs were left under the scorching summer sun without food, water, or shelter.
We felt a deep need to take action and help these dogs, beyond going out twice a day to feed them. We got a house and started rescuing them.
DOGS LEFT BEHIND
THEY AREN'T DISPOSABLE
WE HAD TO DO SOMETHING
When we first came to the Republic of Georgia 3 years ago, we were stunned by the number of street dogs, particularly on the beach across from our hotel in Batumi. There were dozens of them desperately begging for food from tourists.
We were saddened to learn many dogs were abandoned by owners who had sold their beach front houses to developers for hotel construction. Some dogs had escaped from homes where they had been kept chained in backyards and only given bread and water (which unfortunately is considered the norm in this developing country). Others had been left by tourists.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
THE EFFECTS OF THE WAR ON UKRAINE
Being here in Georgia, we are directly impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With war-inflated food prices, many people can no longer afford to keep pets, so the number of abandoned street dogs has increased. We need your help to expand our shelter to be able to accommodate many more dogs, and provide food, and medical care for them, until we can rehome them.