ROLDA is a non profit organization who tirelessly work to provide humane solutions to the huge homeless dog problem in Romania. We currently care for over 650 dogs in two shelters,located in the south east of the country. ROLDA also helps the poor communities who struggle to look after their pets responsibly.


From running dogs shelters to organizing sterilization and education programs, ROLDA provides humane alternatives in dealing with the dramatic animal overpopulation issues in Romania. We actively encourage everyone we assist and work with to find responsible, humane, and sustainable solutions when dealing with issues affecting our furry friends.


ROLDA, our dedicated staff and international supporters are taking action on many fronts, right now. Working tirelessly Today for a healthier and safer Tomorrow. We owe it to our voiceless animal friends, to ourselves and our children, and to the wonderful but environmentally threatened Planet we share.


ROLDA serves one of the poorest regions of Romania, where we help low income pet owners in their own communities. By providing essential food, sterilization, and free medical services, we are able to keep families with their companion animals. Without ROLDA's support, they often have their pets seized and destroyed by the authorities.


ROLDA works tirelessly to build a world free from homeless, unwanted animals that suffer terribly on the streets. A World where each dog and cat has the opportunity to form a strong, lifelong bond with their human companion. A World where wild animals are neither exploited, nor abused, and do not have their natural environments destroyed. ROLDA believes that our future planet must be a healthy planet, and a place where all people and all animals live together in harmony.


ROLDA works to assure that philanthropy gains the respect and trust of the general public when supporting a cause close to their heart. Donors and prospective donors must have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and initiatives that they are asked to support. We declare that all donors have these rights…


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“Animal rescue is a heartbreaking work. We have come a long way, but there are still far too many homeless dogs and cats in our community. Since 2002, ROLDA has helped close to 15,000 animals, some with human companions, and sadly, so many more who have no one. Our efforts have greatly helped unwanted and homeless animals, allowing us to rehome dogs from our shelters, and to assist people with low incomes in providing food and medical care for their pets, and farm animals.


Without ROLDA, our dedicated staff, volunteers, and international supporters, these animals would have suffered slow, agonizing deaths on the streets and in the fields of our community. ROLDA makes a daily commitment to several hundreds of animals. Could you make even a small commitment to one soul in need? Every one of us has the power to give hope, and to create a more compassionate world.”


Founder & CEO


All the donations transferred from ROLDA’s international branches partners are included in the Annual Financial Report
made public by ROLDA Romania on Ministry of Finances website, on each July for the previous year.


"Difficult to express in only some words the emotion felt coming to visit ROLDA shelters. I was expecting to see dirty dogs lying in bad conditions …. this is what we, Swiss people, hear about Romanian “shelters”. But in fact, when I arrived I saw all these adorable dogs, healthy, clean, well fed, in large well-appointed cages or released. No chains around their necks. And all these cages have little importance. The only thing is the love that emanates from everywhere .. The love that dogs have spontaneously given me, the love that they were given to Dana and to the employees… which are not just “working” in the shelter, but they are these dogs’ only family they have. That’s what touched me, the love that emanates from this place. Even if it’s hard to see all these dogs that are waiting for a family, I know they are getting the best in this shelter. The dogs are there, full of affection, waiting a little attention from human side … And that’s why I need to continue to help them."

Muriel Visited Feb 2015
After passing the gates of the large shelter ROLDA, first thing thatyou’ll be struck by is the silence, almost unreal of this place (….) and when, after the visit, the gates are closed, we know that a piece of ROLDA will remain forever etched in our memory. Read more
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Legal Advisor

Job description: To provide ROLDA with advice and assistance on a wide range of legal issues that arise in the course of ROLDA's work to protect animals through public education, cruelty investigation...

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Marketing Manager

Expectations: Develop, execute and evaluate overarching fundraising strategies, including campaigns; Manage individual giving channels (direct mail, online, EDM, crowdfunding); Engage, retain and grow...

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Board Member

Job description: To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of ROLDA so as to support the organisation’s mission and needs. ROLDA is seekin...

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