Those shares on social media made all the difference.
Just two days later, the shelter was contacted by a woman whose dog had been stolen from her yard back in 2017. She'd been sent the shelter's post and was struck by how similar that dog appeared to her missing pup.
"She'd been looking for her dog for two years," Galina Lekunova, who works at the shelter, told The Dodo. But could this be him?
The next day, a meeting was arranged to confirm the suspicion — and it soon became obvious that it was in fact a reunion. And a heartfelt one at that: