Luigi was left in front of the shelter’s doors in June 2019 and walked up to the shelter himself.

He was a boy with a relatively large body and short arms and legs. Due to his size, he could not be kept in backyards and no one was interested in adopting him to live in an apartment. But something even greater happened to Luigi. Last winter, someone from Germany showed interest in adopting him. Ms. Ghoncheh wanted to adopt a dog from Iran and chose Luigi among all the dogs at the shelter. She made this decision after her mother video-called her from the shelter showing Luigi to her.

It takes time to send a dog to Europe from Iran, so finally in August 2021 Luigi joined his new family in Germany.

Ms. Ghoncheh’s German husband chose “Pishi” as the name for him as he had heard that Pishi in Farsi means cute! You can hear this beautiful adoption story from Luigi’s new mom, Ghoncheh:

“It all started when we offered to dog-sit for our friends when they went on vacation. After some time, we realized that there was an empty spot in our home and in our hearts that could only be filled up with our furry guests. We decided to get a dog, but since we were both against buying one, we both agreed that we should adopt. Knowing the situation of dogs in Iran, we really wanted to adopt one from there. We finally found Pishi. Our landlord did not let us bring a dog home so we moved to a new place. After a few months and a complicated process, Pishi finally arrived in Germany with a friend.

It’s only been two months since Pishi has joined our family and he is still getting used to this new environment. He is the best thing that has happened to us over the past couple of years. He is the most loving, playful, and cute dog!”

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