I’m volunteering for this association for months now and I am so grateful for the work done by Dana and the workers as well the work done by Rolda Switzerland. I went there to visit them and it had been such a rich and strong experience. I adopted Stela through Rolda.ch and that doggy is just adorable and learning so fast!
The ROLDA sanctuaries are run by the devoted Dana Costin together with her co-workers. Today there are more than six hundred dogs, and the donkey Ben, for them to care for.
A visit at the large sanctuary is an emotional experience : Glad to see all these dogs saved from their former life, victims of hunger, violence and danger of accidents and diseases - sad to see how much more care they need, and how many of them crave intensively for contact with humans.
Rolda's goal is to adopt as many of these dogs as possible to homes in Europe, where they can get love and care and a life worthy a living soul. A lot of work is also done to cure dogs who suffer from injuries and diseases. To save lives is Rolda's aim, but also to take the responsibility to put an end to a life that consists of suffering and pain.
Fundraising is not easy. Although there are many dog lovers around Europe who contribute , the need is still urgent. Costs for veterinary, vaccinations, maintenance, food for the dogs and material of all kinds is in constant need. Rolda also engage in feeding stray dogs and campaigns for sterilization of dogs in the neighborhood .
Being a volunteer is for me, personally, rewarding: I can see that my money does go straight to what they are meant for, and that our work give many animals a home and a better life.
I have been donating to ROLDA for many years and have watched them grow from helping a few street dogs to hundreds. I shall continue to support their work.
I adopted a blind dog from ROLDA. They professionally handle the rehabilitation and adoption process and I am lucky to have the most adorable pet I ever dream for.
I visited this charity in early spring and I am truly impressed about the clean sheltering area, the improvements made compared with past year, the staff' care and compassion for the dogs wellbeing. All the 700 dogs are healthy, in good shape. They all receive medical assistance, regular checks. All dogs are sociable. The social programs and rehoming are helping the community to solve the existent strays problem. The sterilization campaign is preventing new puppies to born to suffer. Outstanding and efficient charity.
In Belgium I was lucky to work as inspector volunteer for the Flemish Animal Welfare organisation. I am doing what I think to be right for our local animals. Once I got contact with Dana from ROlda. She badly needed support and network to survive the critical situation of the Romanian dogs. Firstly I was curious and a bit excited to visit the shelter of Galati but once on the spot my joy changed deeply in sadness. In fact I had left my West European confort zone to visualize another world. Dog dying on the streets, puppies crossing the few highways of the country. Not enough time to describe what I saw.
ROlda did an amazing job on the East coast of Romania. They gave a second chance to more than 600 souls. They are not only watching on dogs but they respect them what you won't find often in other shelters, simply check the social media. ROlda built a clinic but needs material, surgery tools etc... NO definitely ROlda does not look for the Hall of Fame but ROlda is only looking to what you can do to show your love for these dogs. So if you never experienced the love and the gratitude that a Romanian dog unconditionally will offer you just take action right now.
What can I say about ROLDA? It's an awesome non profit organization that really is dedicated to save all the dogs in the surrounding of Galati and some.
I work together with Dana (founder of ROLDA) since last year (I'm based in Germany and help by promoting the organization and the dogs) and I can only say one thing: To save the romanian strays is her life task and she is doing one hell of a job. And it totally got to me. Dana is pure inspiration and to see that she and her team cares so much for these tiny creatues warms my heart.
I will definitely continue to work for ROLDA as a volunteer and to support the task because it's the right thing to do. And I know that ROLDA can make the world a better place...even if it's a tough task.
This is a shelter with more than 600 dogs. The workers treat the dogs and the visitors great and the dogs are in really great shape, beautiful and happy. Every time I visit I can see some improvements. There is always something happening for the better at Rolda. This is a charity that helps saving dogs from the street, from starvation and death. This is a charity you can trust that the dogs are in really good hands! Now I have 2 happy adopted dogs from Rolda and I am greatful for these lovely dogs!
Lisa from Sweden.
Rolda is a wonderful team of animallovers who runs a nice shelter With beautiful dogs.
I have visited the shelter many times and I am always greeted by happy dogs and a nice staff. The shelter have done improvements every single visit I make and it's clear that they want to make the best environment for the dogs there until they get adopted. Sandra keim from sweden
Thank you Sandra for your commitment and support!
I'm glad and feel honoured to support ROLDA from Germany by having founded the German division last year. The best thing I can imagine is to tell interested people about ROLDAs great and necessary work and finding loving homes for at least some fortunate dogs.
Rolda does an outstanding work to stop the increase of the stray dogs population in the area of Galati , to take care of it and protect it . With respect to animals and humans . At both Rolda's shelters old , young , injured or handicapped dogs as well as puppies are treated with love by the employees . The are kept under very good conditions . Roda is an exemplary charity . Lolita Morena , member of the board of the Swiss Animal Protection .
Thank you Lolita for your outstanding support!
I adopted one of ROLDAs dogs and I'm very glad that the association does exist. They are the only hope for the poor dogs living there in the Romanian streets. My dog Muffin was injured very bad when he was found by ROLDA employees. They gave him the best medical care and cared for him the best way in general. When it came to adoption they provided me the best service to get my pup in Germany. I'm so thankful for ROLDAs work that I support their work from Germany now. I hope we can keep on moving so much during the next years and save as much poor souls as possible from their miserable lifes.
Thank you Sabine for making things moving in Germany for Romanian animals in need!
ROLDA is one of the few charities from Romania that really makes a difference for the street, abandoned, suffering animals. ROLDA saves injured, sick - old dogs or very young puppies, mother with puppies, disabled dogs. 600 dogs are helped by ROLDA every day.
Please visit www.sponsoradog.ro if you want to help a ROLDA dog from distance!
Review from Guidestar