Triple your impact!

Your generous gift will be multiplied to help 3 x more animals in need.

ROLDA has a Platinum Seal of Transparency on Candid (former Guidestar), the world’s largest source of non-profit information.

We are committed to raising $150,000 USD to split between ROLDA rescue activities in Ukraine and Romania.

For the first time in ROLDA history, we go beyond our country’s borders. Ukraine is a real emergency and we could not remain indifferent. We support Ukraine with all our hearts. For over 16 years, we have fought for Romanian animals that have been abused, neglected, and abandoned. Most people believe Romania is not a safe place for animals but the recent situation in Ukraine gave us a different perspective; proof that it can always be worse. In the past few weeks, ROLDA has spread out their life-saving activity, extracting dogs from the war and bringing them to safety in our shelters, and onwards to their forever homes. We also provide food, supplies, and financial support for Ukrainian shelters and rescuers.

Today we have a big announcement to make.
Thanks to our Swiss partner, every 10 becomes 30!

Donate today and your gift will be matched by our Swiss partner. Our matching gift campaign starts on the 1st of June and lasts until the 15th of September.

Even though our work is very much focused on Romania, it is clear that animals in Ukraine are in great danger and need our help now. ROLDA made a promise to never let down an animal in need and we always keep our promises.

Your donation will go directly towards helping the animals of Ukraine and Romania.

Your support will triple its impact!

In Romania,

it will enable ROLDA to continue to rescue injured dogs, treat them, provide them shelter, rehabilitate scared dogs, find them forever homes across Europe and the US as well as continue to support pets from poor communities.

In Ukraine,

it will help animals in desperate need of medical care, will supply shelters with food and medicines, hygiene and disinfectant, as well as paying for transport to extract dogs from Ukraine and bring them safely in Romania.

For the Ukraine emergency, we aim to allocate some of the kennels we have in Romania and organize a hub where Ukrainian dogs are welcomed and prepared to be adopted across Europe. We expect that the current shelter costs will increase over the next few months as we plan to hire 1-2 more caretakers due to being completely overwhelmed with the increase in numbers.

Let’s discuss real cases

Why your support is vital?

This is Bard

The war showed no mercy to Bard. We do not know how 3 of his 4 paws were injured but due to a lack of medicines, his wounds started to get infected and rotten. We can only imagine how painful it was for him to bear with this situation every time he tried to stand up or take a few steps. No dog deserves such a thing! Bard got well-deserved medical care and protective bandages, and even if the war left forever marks on him, he can still enjoy a decent life with the proper care and affection he is being given.

Who is Relu?

Abandoned by his owner, our first impression of Relu seemed like a neglected dog with dirty fur but as soon as we started to cut the fur curled around his eyes, we had a shock. What initially looked like an eye infection turned out to reveal a painful truth: poor Relu was completely blind. The owner neglected to tell us or perhaps may not have noticed. After recovery, Relu received a new chance at life when our ROLDA Suisse President, Michele, decided to adopt and spoil him for the rest of his life.

Happy endings

The future of dogs transformed with your help


This little one is Lisa – a Romanian street dog, found in a terrible state after being attacked by a group of larger dogs. She was traumatised by the attack, shaking and subdued. Our team immediately fell in love with her! She is such a beautiful, loving little dog who simply needs a helping hand to overcome her trauma. After receiving veterinary care for her wounds, as well as lots of TLC to get her eyes sparkling and tail wagging again, a little miracle happened for Lisa who got a forever home in Sweden, where she lives now.


We called him Garrincha which in Portuguese means “little bird” but also the name of famous Brazilian football player which performed all his life at highest level with right leg shorter then left one, after being born like that. Nothing stayed in the way of Garrincha, the player to follow his dream and we hoped that Garrincha the dog will be lucky enough to find a forever home despite his handicap. Garrincha survives the war in Ukraine, from where he arrived at ROLDA, he spent quarantine time to us and flew to the US to get medical treatment and to find a humane friend to like him forever.

TOGETHER, we changed these dogs future.
Together, we can do more.

Remember: when you make a gift, Your support will triple its impact!

No matter if you choose to donate for general purpose (e.g to help us cover emergencies, unexpected costs), or for dogs with medical problems, for the next sterilization campaign, or to feed hungry animals in Ukraine and in Romania.

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We have over 300 senior dogs in our shelters.
It takes dedicated people to understand their particular needs.
Meet Sierra and Fade. They need you!

How can you make a senior
#roldadog happy today?

You can help a senior dog like Fade (or any other) by adopting one at distance.

Join our Teaming group to provide moisture food for a senior dog for as little as 1 E/month.

Surprise your friends sending them a virtual gift which will instantly help a real senior dog live safe and happy


ROLDA is an international animal welfare organization operating in Romania to solve humanely, efficiently, and responsibly the stray dog population in Romania, which is estimated to be 2.5 million. ROLDA has a strict no-kill policy. Our key focuses are rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, spay/neuter, social programs, and education.


Animal abandonment
Uncontrolled animal reproduction
Animal cruelty
Animal euthanasia
Illegal animal transport


Adoption campaigns
Dog shelters
Sterilization programs
Education programs
Veterinary aid
Pet support for low-income families


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