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homeless animals
that have nobody else

<span class="title_hashtag" style="padding: 0 10px;">#GiveHope</span> to <br />
homeless animals <br />
that have nobody else

Helping animals in need since 2006

Helping animals in need since 2006

Helping animals in need since 2006

  • ROLDA private shelters
  • Food sent to others
    Targu Frumos, Poieni, Independenta,
  • Grants sent to others
    Focsani, Tulcea, Solca, Slobozia, Buzau, Caracal, Ramnicu Sarat, Buzau,
  • Activity in 2023
    Rivne, Belaya Rserkov, Kryvyi Rih, Kakhovka,
  • Activity in 2022 and 2023
    Korosten, Irpen, Poltava, Kharkiv, Dnepr, Vilnyansk, Zaporozhye, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Kherson, Henichesk,
  • Activity in 2022
    Chernihiv, Kiev, Oleksandriia, Khmelnytskyi, Mykytyntsi, Kamyanets-Podilsky, Kropyvnytskyi,

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  • ROLDA private shelters
  • Food sent to others
  • Grants sent to others


  • Activity in 2023
  • Activity in 2022 and 2023
  • Activity in 2022

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Together, we can transform the future
of each rescued dog or cat

Because every animal deserves to be respected.

Help the ROLDA Rescue Team to save puppies like Sara

When Sara was attacked by a pack of strays, she not only lost her leg but also her family, who refused to keep her when she became disabled. Luckily, people like Lolita exist to help dogs like Sara to live happily ever after. After being in ROLDA’s care to fully recover, Sara arrived in Switzerland to live the life of a princess. Help more #ROLDAdogs like Sara.

Help the ROLDA Rescue Team to save puppies like Squirrel

Squirrel is a very lucky dog with a severe leg infection and someone ready to battle to save it. Irina refused to amputate the injured leg, fought until the end and now, Squirrel can enjoy a happy and normal life, around people who love her in Ukraine.

We dream big: Pawzup, a center for animals and people

Help us build PawzUp

PawzUp Center is a state-of-art center for dogs, cats, horses, donkeys… and humans!

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It’s not too late!

Secure your special place in our new dog shelter building! Options start at just 100 USD!

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Help the ROLDA Rescue Team
to save more animals in need

Puppies saved in Kharkiv

Help a puppy get nutritional food, treatment for diarrhea and vaccines to protect them against mass spreading deadly diseases.
$21 is enough to help 7 pups.

Injured and abandoned cat

Richie was found in the Korosten area with a severe wound on his back; currently he is under medical care with good hopes for complete recovery
$50 is enough to pay a visit to the vet.

Bill was brought to the shelter by his owner in tears.

His wife passed and he had undergone heart surgery, making him incapable of properly looking after his dog . Even as a senior dog, Bill won the hearts of our staff, and he was soon rehomed in Switzerland.
$5 is enough to pay for an annual vaccine for a dog.



No dog deserves to suffer like they do in Romania

ROLDA helps to free dogs from chains whenever possible. Injured dogs are easier to free because owners often do not care enough to pay for treatment. Without our intervention, these poor dogs would continue to live imprisoned and in pain.

ROLDA opposes animal abandonment, cruelty and euthanasia

Help needed for these campaigns

Doghouses for poor pets

We paused the delivery of doghouses in 2022, to allow us to focus on helping Ukrainian animals affected by the war. In 2023, we hope to deliver a minimum of 50 dog houses to pets living exposed to extreme weather conditions.

Donate a doghouse

Coloring book is a huge success

We are proud to announce that thousands of coloring books have already been distributed for free in schools and we will continue with more starting in September 2023.


What we do for cats

First shelter built for disabled and senior cats

What we do for dogs

Two shelters built to house hundreds of dogs saved from hunger and abuse.

Discover ROLDA

Who is ROLDA?

We work 24/7 to rescue your new best friend. On the grounds of an old and deserted factory plot in Galati, Romania, a wounded stray dog struggled to survive. The dog could only watch and whimper as the larvae moved around inside his rotting wound. We rescued him and gave him his name, Rambo. We provided shelter, treated his wounds, and helped him trust people again. After some months, he was adopted in Sweden.

What does ROLDA do for animals?

We save animals in need! ROLDA is an international animal welfare organization operating in Romania to primarily help the homeless dog and cat population, estimated to be millions. ROLDA has a strict no-kill policy. Our key focuses are rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, spay/neuter, social programs, and education.

What does ROLDA do for the community and abandoned animals?

● We run 2 dog shelters and 1 cat shelter which comply with EU regulation
● We pay for spay/neuter campaigns for cats and dogs from poor communities
● We run social programs for poor pets
● We rehome dogs in countries where we have ROLDA branches
● We educate community members to be responsible pet owners
● We campaign against animal abuse

Still have questions?

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Please chat to our friendly team.

#ROLDAdogs give unconditional love, no matter what

Dog of month September

Dog of month September

Ella is an adorable 7-month-old puppy with a heart full of sweetness and a gentle, shy demeanor. This lovely girl is looking for a loving forever home where she can blossom and find comfort in the company of her human and furry companions.

What do #ROLDAdogs mean to people?

Unconditional love.

“I would like to thank you and your staff for blessing us with such a wonderful dog, Cookie is adorable. We got him in September and as the days passed settling in, delightful characteristics unfolded. His excited pant on greeting you, his nose erect then breaking out into a funny bellowing howl. Wriggling on his back contentedly alleviating his itch and his big paws shaking about, he resembled Baloo the hilarious gentle bear in the cartoon Jungle Book! Our Baloo had landed and certainly won a big place in our hearts! A BIG THANK YOU!”

Avril from UK
December 2021

“Testimonial from Ukraine The food you have sent is excellent! Also many thanks for the veterinary medicines! And the human food was very very helpful. We have many puppies now, and soldiers keep bringing injured animals. Also, animals from fields with many ticks. The lines to wait to get human food are very long, people have to start waiting from the night time and all day. There are very few helpers left in the shelter (12 people) so we cannot stand in lines for a whole day. We have many debts in the vet clinic for injured animals.”

Irina from Zaporizhe, Ukraine May 2022
May 2022

“Testimonial from Tulcea A few months ago, we were desperately reaching out for support to animal aid organizations around the world, as we are focusing on animal rescue in Romania. Very few have replied, and the only ones that actually offered support were our neighbors based in Galati, ROLDA. We are also very appreciative of the fact they decided to support fellow rescuers in Romania, and thus, animals outside their immediate reach, as this kind of cooperation is unfortunately not so common although so necessary.”

Madalina from Tulcea, RO
January 2022

But there’s still more to be done

We still need your support. Here’s how you can get involved…


Donate once or monthly to help a stray dog.

Give legacy

Leave a gift in your will to change a dog’s future.


Join the Teaming group for only 1 E/month.

Give differently

Donate in memory

Donate in memory of someone special

Buy gifts

Buy gifts that give back to dogs in need

Donate crypto

Donate to ROLDA in crypto currencies or NFTs.

Become a ROLDA Ambassador and you help
#ROLDAdogs for free

Take action & start creating a chain reaction

Complete the form to receive a promotional pack by post.

Do Ambassadors make a difference? Yes! Absolutely!

When you spend just 3 minutes reaching out to people, even if it’s just one person, you are starting a chain reaction of new ROLDA supporters that can save hundreds, or even thousands, of dogs.

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ROLDA Founder trip to Ukraine August 2023

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ROLDA Sverige was founded in 2014 by Lisa, and a group of volunteers dedicated to helping homeless animals live better. The main goals of this association are to help ROLDA Romania: fundraise to keep our shelters functional and rehome dogs from our shelters in Sweden.

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The story of Doina
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The story of Doina

Even though Doina was someone’s pet, she was never given a name. It was us who named her Doina when her family brought her to us after their other dog (who is more than twice her size) bit off her left eye.

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In 2004, ROLDA became aware of a horror scenario unfolding on our doorstep. A local steel mill, owned by one of Britain’s and the world’s richest men, Lakshmi Mittal, had become an involuntary home to countless stray dogs desperately seeking shelter and food.

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Chick was found not far from our shelter. She was extremely dehydrated and full of parasites. Flies were feeding on her bloody, cracked skin caused by repeated biting and scratching. She had chewed through most of her fur, leaving her damaged skin exposed to horrible infections which, sadly, had already begun to consume her from the outside in.

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