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A Russian dog named Shavi was hit by a car and left for dead by the driver. She was saved by a woman named Nina who took her in, nursed her back to health, and then found her a home. But Shavi escaped from her new home and walked nearly 200 miles back to be with her guardian angel.

 Last winter, Shavi had been trying to survive as a street dog during the harsh Russian winter when her life nearly ended. She was the victim of a hit-and-run, which resulted in two badly broken legs, among other injuries.

She nearly froze to death, but two good Samaritans found her and brought her to a veterinarian. They took their plea to find Shavi a home to the public, and only one person responded – Nina Baranovskaya.The woman brought the injured dog back to her Rostov-on-Don home, and nursed her back to health. According to Komsomolskaya Pravda, she taught Shavi how to walk again, and trained her to understand basic commands.


Though she would have loved to have kept her, obstacles prevented Nina from doing so. Her apartment was too small, especially with three cats and two other rescue dogs, and her job and family commitments kept her from giving the new one as much attention as she needed.


As much as it pained her to do it, she searched for someone to take her in, but the only friends willing to do so lived 180 miles away. They lived out in the countryside, and Shavi would have more room to romp around. Nina believed this was truly the best choice for her.Almost two weeks later, Nina was walking down the road when she was startled by the sensation of something brushing up against her leg – it was Shavi! Nina burst into tears, hardly able to believe that this dog walked so far just to find her. When she leaned down, Shavi jumped right into her arms.


What was most fascinating about the reunion is that during the time Shavi had vanished, Nina’s family had moved to a bigger apartment, about five bus stations away.


“Of course, now she has remained with us for good. I would never give this kind of friend away again. Animals are the most loyal and loving creatures in the world. For every drop of human love, they are will to give all of theirs in return, and I know that from personal experience. Shavi is like a child to me now.”



Responses to "Dog Walks 200 Miles to Find the Woman Who Rescued Her"

  1. It is a wonder the dog didn't get shot, walking that part of the country. What a love story. Nice.

  2. You are as special as the dog who loves you. Brought tears to my eyes. There is no love better than that.

  3. In a word...beautiful ❤️

  4. One cannot imagine the love that dog has for you, so special.

  5. Anonymous says:

    a love as pure as this
    how lucky you both are <3 love you both dog and woman <3

  6. lj yacco says:

    Thank you Nina! You and your dog are beautiful in every way!

  7. Unknown says:

    Big love - sweet creature.

  8. Anonymous says:

    You are both blessed.

  9. Beautiful what your loving heart gave to Shavi and the grateful love she returned.

  10. bmfilip says:

    That is so wonderful. For Shavi to return to you like that sure shows his undying love for you. May God bless & be with you both.

  11. Beautiful story <3

  12. Unknown says:

    You have a Beautiful Soul <3 You for giving her a loving warm home to live and a friend of unconditional love!

  13. Anonymous says:

    i think that is absolutely amazing,first what she did by taking the dog in and nursing it back to health,but also the mileage the dog travelled to be back with her.awesome heart warming story

  14. Dyan says:

    WOW...THANK YOU SHARING THIS STORY...WHAT AN ANGEL YOU ARE AND SHAVI KNOWS IT!!! LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES!!

  15. jeangem says:

    Incredible love. It is not a coincidence that they found each other. Blessings

  16. Unknown says:

    BUENA GENTE HAY EN TODOS LADOS....

  17. Unknown says:

    POR SUERTE HAY GENTE BUENA EN TODOS LADOS......

  18. Rhonius says:

    Super cool.

  19. Unknown says:

    A WONDERFUL STORY. I WOULD BE VERY HAPPY TO PROVIDE HOUSING FOR BOTH AS QUALITY LIKE THAT IS BECOMING UNCOMMON. >>>>LAZEDOG<<<<

  20. Maritha says:

    Shavi in English will now mean "Good and Loyal Dog" to me! I just may name my next pup after Shavi from Russia! <3

  21. Unknown says:

    Love this story, Thank You for helping this sweet Dog, and for keeping it on it's return. You are a Special Young Lady

  22. videopal says:

    THIS LITTLE DOG IS BRAVE, STRONG AND LOVING...GOD BLESS THEM BOTH ! by Wayne Kurtz.

  23. Unknown says:

    ANIMALS ARE NATURE'S AMAZING GIFTS TO US BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE NOT WORTHY OF THEM.

  24. Unknown says:

    Oh Wow!- There's true loyalty.

  25. Unknown says:

    thank you for your love and compassion.

  26. Unknown says:

    So glad she will stay with her friend. God bless this dog and this woman who cared. Need more people in the world to be like her.

  27. What a lovely story.

  28. Unknown says:

    Yes Dog is very good friend in Human but Humans not understand that continues put poisoning and kill so sad
    Dog is fantastic in the world

  29. Fleshy says:

    In fact am lost of words in my tears of joy for you. Am just imagining what joyous world we have I don't have any problem with the orientation as such but I am observing my earlier suspicions showing up as we are seeing missed to be living peacefully with animals.

    This reminds me in my helpless youth age when a vehicle knocked and broke the leg of my dog right in her left leg and almost dismembering her whole leg from her body from her private part.
    The painful thing was when she managed home to my door and lying in visibly pains while looking at me for the help I couldn't offer.

    As usual by then and am sure even this day where even with money, there is no such help in Ghana for that serious fracture. As if it was not enough pain, i was even being laughed at as being crazy to be thinking of sending to the veterinary. I was told by neighbours to stop worrying for what I surely have nothing to do about.

    Talking about an accident which took place way back 35years ago until this day, the pains hasn't left me reasons which has demoralized is still affecting me from raising pet dog

    Dogs indeed are my favourites pets and praying i should regain my strength and whatever it takes to raise one very well again with all the securities that I can provide

    God bless you

  30. Great souls both of you!!!

  31. Unknown says:

    i love kindness

  32. Unknown says:

    Wow...you've agood heart Nina. My heart melt

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