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One day a dog found my heart. 

In that moment, 

I knew I was changed forever...

Success Stories 

Pomelo (fka Zoey)

Pomelo, fka Zoey, has found her forever home!

Santa

Santa has found his forever home!

Veggie (fka Coffee)

Veggie, fka Coffee, has found his forever home!

Taso

Taso has found his forever home!

Domino

Domino has found his forever home!

Gracie (fka Sierra)

Gracie, fka Sierra, has found her forever home!

Grace

Grace has found her forever home!

Originally rescued from the streets of Turkey after a car accident, we partnered with our friends at Angels for Animals in the UK to keep Grace safe and cared for while searching for her home.

She was adopted by her loving family through Angels for Animals Foundation and arrived home to the UK in March 2021.

Murphy

Murphy has found his forever home!

Murphy was abandoned by the city shelter system to a mountain side in Turkey to fend for himself. A local volunteer found him and with her help we brought him to safety. He arrived to the USA in March 2021.

He was adopted by his loving family through our friends at Bunny’s Buddies in June 2021.

Faith

Faith has found his forever home!

Faith is a very sweet and loving 2 year old retriever mix. He was found by volunteers alone in a cemetery. He had no way of surviving all alone so they picked him up and brought him to safety!

He was adopted by his loving family in March 2021.

Tilly (fka Emmy)

Tilly, fka Emmy, has found her forever home!

Emmy was found on a desolate mountain, after a city shelter released dozens of dogs to starve alone on the mountain top. With the help of a local volunteer, she was brought to safety at our partner boarding facility.

She was adopted by her loving family in March 2021.

Penny (fka Belle)

Penny, fka Belle, has found her forever home!

Belle was very weak when she was rescued from a government run shelter. After arriving in our care, she was diagnosed with heartworm. After many months of treatment, she is now heartworm free!! And living in San Francisco.

She was adopted by her loving family in March 2021.

Lola

Lola has found her forever home!

Lola was rescued from the streets of the Turkey. From day one our team described Lola as having a soul as soft as cotton.

She was adopted by her loving family in March 2021.

Betsy (fka Joy)

Betsy, fka Joy, has found her forever home!

A rescuer witnessed Joy being dragged by a rope and left trapped in a yard alone to fend for herself. They alerted us to her situation and we immediately brought her to safety. 

She was adopted by her loving family in March 2021.

Ellie

Kona, fka Ellie, has found her forever home!

Ellie was abandoned on the streets and found by a volunteer in one of her street dog feeding areas. The volunteer noticed that Ellie wasn't adjusting well to her new life. It was clear she was so used to being around people, Ellie didn't stand a chance surviving the streets. The volunteer picked her up and brought her to safety at the boarding facility.

She was adopted by her loving family in March 2021.

Benji

Benji has found his forever home!

Benji our sweet, young, quiet boy was found wandering the streets of Turkey all alone. A social media advertisement was asking for help for him and that's how we found him! Our local volunteer tracked Benji down in her area and helped us transport him to our trusted boarding facility in Istanbul.

He was adopted by his loving family in January 2021.

Xavier (fka Oliver)

Xavier, fka Oliver, has found his forever home!

Oliver is a super sweet, one year old flat coat retriever mix. He was found in an open field all alone as a young puppy by a local rescuer. She took him into her home and gave him the care and love he needed to grow strong and healthy. The rescuer had been looking for a local permanent home for months with no success. Then she had to leave town for work. With Oliver needing a place to go or facing life back out on the street, we were alerted to his story. We transferred him to our trusted boarding facility in Istanbul at the end of August. Oliver is so kind and loving.

He was adopted by his loving family in January 2021.

Hank (fka Cooper)

Hank, fka Cooper, has found his forever home!

Rescued from a Turkish shelter in August 2020. Once in our care his X-rays revealed small pellets throughout his entire body. No longer causing him pain, but it tells us someone used to hurt this sweet boy. From his happy-go-lucky demeanor you would never guess he experienced such abuse. He flew to SFO in Jan 2021 and is now living the life in Napa, CA with his loving family!

From Hank’s new family: “In December we found Rags2Rescued and were smitten by “Cooper'' a Golden Retriever mix who had been abandoned and shot with pellets throughout his body. Cooper evolved into “Hank”. Since his adoption day on 1/3/2021, Hank has become more trusting day by day. He is the sweetest lap dog who loves cuddling, walks around the neighborhood, hikes, and especially meal time! He is food obsessed like his 2 Moms. Recently Hank was evaluated for daycare play dates and received an outstanding report card! Hank was “happy, friendly, loving, energetic, and excited to meet all the other pups!” We are so grateful that Jessica picked us for Hank’s forever family!”

Sadie

Sadie has found her forever home!

Sadie was rescued from the streets of Turkey.

She was adopted by her loving family in January 2021.

Leyla

Leyla has found her forever home!

Originally rescued from the streets of Turkey, Leyla arrived to the USA in October 2020

With the help of our friends at Malinois Rescue League, Leyla was adopted by her loving family in November 2020.

Lady

Lady has found her forever home!

Lady was rescued from the streets of Turkey.

She was adopted by her loving family in December 2020.

Abby

Abby has found her forever home!

Abby was rescued from the streets of Turkey.

She was adopted by her loving family in December 2020.

Buddy

Buddy has found his forever home!

Buddy was rescued from the streets of Turkey.

He was adopted by his loving family in December 2020.

Willow

Willow has found his forever home!

Willow was found in a Turkish forest - this is a place the city shelters often leave dogs to starve when they are overflowing. He did not stand a chance surviving long. After many months at safe boarding, Willow finally got to take his freedom flight to SFO in December 2020. He is now living with his loving Mom, Dad and big sister, Summer, in Seattle!

From his new family: “Willow joined our family on New Years Eve, and we are so happy to have him as part of our pack. Since being too scared to come out of his crate at SFO, Willow has blossomed into the silly and loving dog he is. He's still a bit unsure about strangers, but recently took treats from some nice folks at the dog park, so he's making progress everyday! His favorite activities now include stealing his sister's toys, going to the dog park, and going on long nature walks. We love our little low-rider pup and am so thankful to Rags2Rescued for rescuing him and putting him in our home!”

Maggie (fka Honey)

Maggie, fka Honey, has found her forever home!

Honey is truly as sweet as her name suggests. Abandoned in a cemetery to fend for herself, she was found there with another dog who sadly did not make it. Before Honey could be harmed and suffer the same fate as the other dog, the volunteer scooped her up and took her with her. Unfortunately after developing uveitis, Honey became partially blind. Uveitis is a painful inflammatory eye condition that can harm a dog's vision. As if all this was not enough, she also was later diagnosed with meningitis and could not walk as a result. After being treated for both conditions, Honey has made an amazing recovery and can now happily walk, run and play again! Even although her sight is still impaired, she can see a little and it doesn't slow her down one bit nor does it impact how joyful she is! She knows she has a second chance and this survivor girl is grabbing it with all four paws!

She arrived to SFO in November 2020 and into the arms of her new loving family.

Tuna (fka Riley)

Tune, fka Riley, has found his forever home!

Riley was rescued as a young puppy from the streets of Turkey with his friend Sam.

He was adopted by his loving family in October 2020.

Sam

Sam has found his forever home!

Sam was rescued as a young puppy from the streets of Turkey with his friend Riley.

He was adopted by his loving family in October 2020.

Molly (fka Gigi)

Molly, fka Gigi, has found her forever home!

Molly was found on the city streets with an infection after being spayed and released by the city shelter. Her luck changed when the local veterinarian helped us get her to safety.  Now Molly is living the life in the Bay Area with her loving family.

From her new family: “Since joining our family in October, Molly has made quite the impact on our lives. From day one we have felt she was always meant to be part of our family. She joins us for weekend getaways that have included visits to some of our favorite destinations like Carmel, Point Reyes, Apple Hill, Sonoma and Baker Beach. She has not only stolen our hearts but also those of our friends and family. She loves long walks, removing squeakers from her toys, car rides, hands (to pet her), her blankey that she carries around the house and spending quality time with her new family. We look forward to the many more milestones and events that will include our Molly girl.”

Lido (fka Fluffy)

Lido, fka Fluffy, has found his forever home!

Lido was rescued from an unsafe city shelter, he has now found his forever home in Sacramento, CA! 

From his new family: “Since we adopted Lido in October, we have seen him grow from a scared, confused dog into a pup that really understands he is home. He is so gentle and sweet, we can’t believe at one time someone let him live on the street. He loves boiled chicken, rides in the car, and his snuffle mat, and he makes us smile every single day. Rescuing a dog is not an easy thing to do, but we are so grateful that Rags2Rescued chose us to be Lido’s forever family, and we can’t imagine life without him!” 

Molly (fka Summer)

Molly, fka Summer, has found her forever home!

Our beautiful Summer was dumped on the streets to fend for herself after we believe after her puppies were taken from her.

She was adopted by her loving family in October 2020

Duke

Duke has found his forever home!

Duke has the most gentle demeanor and he also wins our award for the pinkest and longest tongue ever! His tail is pretty awesome too and once you see the regal wag of it you'll know why his name is Duke! Our guy was found at a government run shelter after being dumped there because of an injury to his hind leg. Like so many of our rescued dogs, we aren’t sure what caused this injury. When we first met Duke, we immediately fell in love with his swagger and overall positive vibe. Duke had parvovirus when he was first rescued, but that didn't stop him! With the help of our vets, he fully recovered. Then, when the vet did an x-ray of his hind leg, we discovered he had a piece of metal stuck in there irritating his prior injury site and most likely from a surgical attempt to fix the past injury that proved unsuccessful. If left alone, the metal could potentially cause further damage and infection in the future. After building his immunity for months, the metal was removed by our vets.

Duke was adopted by his loving family in September 2020

Cali (fka Astoria)

Cali, fka Astoria, has found her forever home!

Astoria was found as a tiny puppy, abandoned and close to death alone in the forest. The volunteer who discovered her felt she wasn't going to make it and didn't want her to die alone without knowing any compassion or love, so she gently picked her up and brought her to the warmth of her own home. This volunteer is dedicated to helping save dogs lives and her house is home to many older dogs who aren't able to survive on the street. Her other rescued dogs immediately rallied around Astoria, nurturing and loving her like she was one of their own. Miraculously she survived that first night and with the care and compassion provided by the volunteer and her dogs. Astoria started to slowly improve day after day. Fast forward a few months and Astoria has developed into a strong, healthy girl who is ready to find her loving forever home.

She arrived to SFO in September 2020 and into the arms of her new loving family.

Ziggy (fka Kelso)

Ziggy, fka Kelso, has found his forever home!

Found by a volunteer in a city shelter with a large open wound that was not being treated. The volunteer took him from the shelter to a veterinarian for care. The wound ended up being a benign tumor. It was removed and Ziggy was transferred to our partner boarding facility for the next part of his rescue journey. He made his way home in September 2020 and is now living with his loving family in Santa Barbara!

From Ziggy’s family: “Meet Ziggy! Since rescuing Ziggy last September, he has become the most beloved member of our family! He is loving and tender and it is hard for us to remember a time before he joined us! Ziggy loves playing fetch, tug of war and going to the beach. He swims in the ocean and helps dig the holes for our children’s sand castles. He gives long snuggles and has never turned away from a belly rub! We cannot believe a dog this fantastic was ever living on the street. We are honored that Rags2Rescued chose our family to adopt Ziggy. He is our forever pet and we honored to be his forever home! ”

Duffy

Duffy has found his forever home!

Our boy Duffy was injured while living on the streets. What happened to him will remain a bit of a mystery. Luckily, a volunteer found him and brought him to the clinic for treatment. With physical therapy, the vet was able to save his leg. Each day brings improvement and strength to that hind leg. He is fully functional on all four legs but could not survive on the street anymore given this old injury. Duffy is a super happy dog with lots of energy, constant smiling and body wagging - thus the blurry photos! Duffy would be happiest in a home with little or no stairs and where he is able to enjoy short walks with his loving family.

Duffy was adopted by his loving family in September 2020

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has found her forever home!

Cinnamon was thrown out to live on the streets when she was no longer wanted by her previous owner. She is affectionate, loving and a very friendly girl who enjoys the company of big and little humans! She is playful and would make a great walking or running companion. Cinnamon tends to chase cats, and will do best in a home with no cats. She is one special dog who is going to complete a family! 

Cinnamon was adopted by her loving family in September 2020

Finn

Finn has found his forever home!

Finn was rescued as a very sick dog from a city shelter. With the help and care of the wonderful team at our partner boarding facility he made a full recovery! Finn arrived to his family in the Bay Area in September 2020

From his new family: “Finn was the best decision we ever made. After finding R2R on Instagram, and seeing pictures of the cutest little street puppy we were convinced adopting a dog that we had never met from across the world was crazy. But we kept talking about him every day for a month until we decided to pull the trigger. The R2R fam couldn’t have been more amazing during our wait for Finn. When Finn arrived we were so nervous not knowing what his temperament would be. Finn from the day we met him has been the sweetest most loving boy. He wants to make friends with every human, puppy and kid he meets. Watching him grow and learn how to be a companion and not just a dog on the street trying to survive has been incredible. We ask each other daily how it is possible that we got so lucky. Finn loves food, playing with sticks, hiking and sleeping with his pawrents on the couch. We can’t thank R2R enough 💕 You changed our lives.” 

Lily

Lily has found her forever home!

This sweet girl has been through a lot. Lily is a distemper survivor and was saved from a Turkish shelter 1 ½ years ago. The disease left her with a nerve spasm in her back, which is most noticeable when she is standing still but otherwise, she can walk and run normally. This disability has made it hard for her to find the love of a forever home. She had been living in a volunteer’s garden while he tried to find a home to take her in. She was constantly bullied by the other dogs who live there and had to eat mostly bread to survive. In mid-March 2020, Lily was transferred to a boarding facility under our care to wait for her forever home.

Lily was adopted by her loving family in the SF Bay Area in August 2020

Oatly (fka Jack)

Oatly, fka Jack, has found his forever home!

Abandoned by his former home to the streets of Turkey, he was found being bullied by other dogs trying to survive street life. Oatly was our first dog to leave Turkey in August 2020 when flights resumed after the many months of flight shut downs from COVID. He is now living with his loving Mom in the Bay Area!

From his new family: “Despite Oatly’s abandonment and becoming the focus of other dogs in Turkey, Oatly’s resilience is nothing short of humbling. In the last six months I’ve worked patiently to help Oatly overcome much of his fears to new surroundings, strangers, and other dogs. Watching his confidence continue to grow each and every day is immensely rewarding. Oatly is sweet, goofy, loves to cuddle, and play tug-of-war and fetch. Thank you to Rags2Rescued for giving Oatly the opportunity to live his best life and for forever enriching my own life 💗”

Keeta (fka Jane)

Keeta, fka Jane, has found her forever home!

Jane was found in November 2019 after a villager tied her to the back of a car, dragged her away and abandoned her. But with the help of a local volunteer she was taken to the vet and given treatment for her wounds.

After treatment, and without a home Jane had to be released back to the streets. That’s when we heard about her story and made it our mission to find her a home! Jane is the inspiration for our rescue and our pledge to do better for these innocent souls that have only known a horrible, painful life.

Jane made the journey from Sinop to Istanbul on December 27, 2019 to stay at a boarding facility while she waited for her flight to the US and her forever home. She arrived at SFO in February 2020 and into the arms of her new loving family.