UK Team

Discover our small but “big heart” team

I joined ROLDA in the summer of 2019 as one of their UK representatives. I was fortunate enough to come across an online job posting and it has been a blossoming and mutally rewarding experience ever since. I was struck by the scale and nature of the problem in Romania ROLDA is desperately seeking to solve, I couldn’t keep dry eyes reading the stories and case studies on the website and even questioned myself if I wouldn’t find working with what is sometimes harrowing subject matter too upsetting.



UK Coordinator
I started volunteering for ROLDA UK in 2015 and am now involved with all aspects, including all supporter enquiries, adoption and transportation arrangements, web development and social media! We are still very new in the UK so lots of exciting changes are being made to help raise donations and find adopters for our lovely dogs. I’m a biology graduate with a background in teaching, coaching and mentoring, along with financial services. I live in Manchester with my partner and our toddler. Life can be hectic but we love it!



UK Coordinator
I have always been an enormous animal lover, dogs being my absolute favourite animal of all. I have three gorgeous rescue dogs, one of which I adopted from ROLDA in 2012. I was so bowled over by the fantastic rescue that Dana had built up from literally nothing. I followed the rescue over the years, feeling frustrated that I couldn’t do more to help them. My ROLDA rescue, Mia is such an amazing girl, I couldn’t bare to think of other dogs like her suffering on the streets.



part of ROLDA UK Team, Adopter, Volunteer
I want you to know that I am really grateful for Lana. You have looked after her brilliantly and she is such a joy. I know she spent over 5 years in the shelter, but she has fitted into my life so perfectly. She was a brilliant hostess and was of course very spoiled throughout the period. Thank you Dana – without your team, she would not have had the confidence for this…she absolutely shone.



part of UK Team, Adopter


part of ROLDA UK Team


part of UK Team


part of ROLDA UK Team