The purpose of this website is to help find new homes for animals that were rescued from the street and for those that are in need of a new home for other - urgent - reasons. This website is not meant for puppies that were born at home (due to owners failing to sterilize their dogs).
Moscow's private and semi-private dog shelters are overflowing with unwanted dogs and puppies and normally cannot accept additional animals. Therefore, if you come across a dog or cat that is in need of help, the best thing you can do is take it home with you, have it checked out by a vet, de-flee and de-worm it. Quarantine the dog or puppy for at least 10 - 14 days to make sure it does not have any infections and then try to find a new home for it. However, before doing this, please think about whether you are ready to feed, take care of, train and pay for any veterinary treatment the animal may require before you find a new home for it. We cannot pick up any animals from you or from the street - there simply isn't anywhere to take them.
If you have rescued a dog or puppy from the street and are looking for a new home for it, you are very welcome to post information about the animal on this website. To do so, please send the text along with your contact details, languages spoken, and several good-quality photos to
Please note that we do not accept postings from breeders and/or for animals that are for sale. While it is customary in Russia to give the person you adopt an animal from a small amount of money and animal shelters in Moscow will certainly appreciate it if you make a financial contribution when adopting a pet from them, you are kindly asked to notify us immediately if you are asked to pay for any animal that is mentioned on this website. Such postings will be removed immediately.
If you are thinking about adopting an animal here in Moscow, please carefully consider the responsibility you are taking on. An animal is not a toy that can be donated to someone else when you leave Russia. Please read the section called "Caring for Animals" on our "Advice" page for additional thoughts.