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Reasons to love ROLDA

We are active and registered in a number of countries worldwide, including Australia, the UK, Norway, Sweden, the USA, Switzerland and of course, Romania. Our UK registered charity number is 1162690.

Reasons to love ROLDA

Our first shelter has been nominated the ‘Best Dog Shelter’ in Romania three times!

We are proud of several Top Rated badges received from Great NonProfits

We are members of Global Giving fundraising platform.

Beatrice Welles

The daughter of Orson Welles loves and supports our work so much that she financially sustains our rescue actions since 2001.

Lolita Morena

The Swiss animal activist celebrity and ex-Miss Universe visited the ROLDA shelters in 2013 and ever since, she continues to visit us regularly. Lolita is now part of the ROLDA Board of Directors and also one of the founders of our Swiss sister charity which fundraises for ROLDA shelter’s needs and rural community support (e.g. sterilization of pets from poor families)

ROLDA, through donations from our dedicated and generous supporters, built two modern shelters for dogs and one shelter for senior cats.

We are constantly upgrading our shelters to meet good safety standards where animals to feel “home”.

We are equally careful to help animals in need as well as people who care for and respect them.

When the war started in Ukraine, ROLDA was one of the first charities that helped animals affected by this tragic situation.

PawzUp Center is our big dream, our way to bring people and animals together and allow them to help one another and enjoy each other’s company.

On top of rescuing and rehoming abused and abandoned animals, we are actively involved in finding a long-term solution to the Romanian stray overpopulation. Part of this includes the organization and implementation of sterilization campaigns every year.

As a registered charity, we are regularly inspected:


(National Veterinary Authority)
Visits ROLDA frequently and files a report detailing how animals are handled, sheltered, treated medically, and how welfare rules are respected. They also check official papers and internal registers, including the vaccination campaign and other things related to animal health.


(part of Ministry of Labour and Social Security)
Inspectors ensure we respect employee’s rights.


(which is part of the Ministry of Finances in Romania)
Regularly inspect our finances to ensure we are contributing the correct amount of tax.

We are members of official bodies including:

The United Nations Global Compact aims to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. ROLDA is recognized by the UN Global Compact as aligning our strategies with the Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

In the UK we are members of The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

We are a ‘Ticked’ charity with the ‘Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’ (ACNC) in Australia. The ‘Tick’ aims to give reassurance to the donating public that the charity is transparent and accountable by highlighting its presence on the ACNC Charity Register.

We are a platinum-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency as a charity.