Every time we save a life,
You’ll be there

Every day, a minimum of three new dogs are benefiting from the services that ROLDA provides and countless others are waiting for a new chance. We couldn’t do it without our supporters.

Help us to be able to be here for millions of animals in need in Romania in the years ahead. Let your love for animals live on!

By remembering ROLDA in your will, you could help us make a better life for even more animals in need for years to come.
At ROLDA, we have been helping injured, starving and abandoned animals since 1999.

Thanks to our promise never to put a healthy animal to sleep, we have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats and other animals, giving them a second chance at life.

By remembering ROLDA in your will, you could help us make a better life for even more animals for years to come.

Below are just a couple of examples of how the dogs from our sanctuaries are benefiting from the kind gifts we receive in wills.

Improving our dogs’ sheltering conditions

Our supporter Berit made the wonderful decision to include a gift to ROLDA in her will. The sum she left paid for 10 kennels’ running spaces for the dogs from our large sanctuary.

Thanks to the amazing act of kindness from Liselotte who left a gift in her will to ROLDA, our team successfully provided new bedding for all the 600 dogs living in our two private sanctuaries in Romania.

Both Berit and Liselotte live in Scandinavia, but by making a gesture of kindness to leave a legacy directly to ROLDA in Romania, they helped us improve our dogs sheltering conditions, which is vital to keep high animal welfare standards for the dogs we saved from streets, which they suffer already too much and deserve a safe future.

Tackling the challenge of finding rescued dogs loving homes

At ROLDA we believe that there is a special someone out there for every dog saved from streets or from a life-threatening situation. That’s why we do our best to find loving new homes for all the dogs in our care, no matter how long it takes and is proud to say that we never put a healthy dog to sleep.

By remembering ROLDA in your will, no matter where you live, you can help us continue to provide this commitment well into the future and ensure that we are always there to find as many dogs as possible the right home we know they deserve.

ROLDA wants to tackle the Romanian stray dog problem not only in a reactive manner (rescue, rehabilitate and re-home) but also in a proactive way by sterilising dogs&cats and helping to educate the general public.

Educating future generations

ROLDA passionately believes that educating the public: about dogs welfare the importance of neutering the necessity of regular medical check ups and teaching the kids about dogs’ body language is an essential part of our work.

Facing tomorrow’s problems today

To reduce the numbers of unwanted dogs and cats, ROLDA provides free spay/neutering as the single most effective way to address this heart-breaking problem. Additionally, all the dogs sterilized in our programs are microchipped to increase their own responsibility and limit the abandon.

Every gift gives our dogs the chance of a happy ending

We are incredibly grateful for every gift we receive, no matter what the size. Even the smallest gifts help us to provide dogs with food, a warm bed, veterinary attention and most importantly of all, find them a loving home.

Since ROLDA exists, the capital projects (building the shelters, buying rescue van and equipment, major repairs) were made with major donor gifts and legacies. When you donate for a building (capital) project , you can name it in memory of someone’s or to honor a dear friend or family member.

Some of the capital projects we could start up from legacy gifts are:

⇨ Building the first cattery for disabled and seniors cats in Romania

⇨ Create a fully equipped veterinary clinic for small and large animals to serve the north-east and south-east part of Romania

⇨ Buying additional land to build the PawzUp Center which will include:


A sanctuary for horses abandoned because they can’t be used as working animals, in danger to become victims of the illegal trade meat;


A sanctuary for rescued donkeys;


An indoor adoption center for dogs and cats from where local community can adopt or where they can volunteer;


A rehabilitation zone for dogs that need help to trust people again


A therapy center where kids with special problems, seniors from retirement homes will interact with our animals

Where we see ROLDA 10 years from now on?

Considering that strays‘ population is decreasing, assuming that improvised shelters will slowly disappear, in 10 years from now, Romania will need spotless animal facilities and with a source of funding like legacies, ROLDA can use the vast expertise accumulated and put at work our knowledge to serve the local community.

Our valuable assets include: shelter design and management, disease control strategy, experienced team with knowledge about dogs behavior and caring for large animals

Our slogan is…

Because every animal deserves to be respected!