Projects in Romania


Here rises the original Save the Dogs’ facility (2002), which includes a small veterinary clinic and a transit shelter.


Here in 2005 we opened a small veterinary center with a dog shelter and a cattery. We closed the project in 2017 for lack of funds and support by the municipality.

Footprints of joy

Save the Dogs’ flagship, which saw the light in 2008, when the first stables for the donkeys were built. In the following years we added the stables for the horses and the model shelter housing 350 dogs, the latter inaugurated in 2012.

Mobile clinic

Save the Dogs’ mobile unit is active six months per year in the rural areas around Cernavoda and Medgidia. Through the activity of the mobile clinic we neuter and microchip owned dogs and cats and we try to improve the quality of their lives.

The cattery

Save the Dogs welcomes those cats who cannot be released in colonies or who are being abandoned by the citizens.
The cattery Footprints of Joy is a small paradise for felines waiting for adoption.

Equine project

In order to accommodate abused or abandoned equines Save the Dogs opened two sanctuaries, in addition to having started a project of free home care.

It's Donkey Time

This is Save the Dogs’ donkey assisted therapy project, introduced for the first time in 2012 in Bucharest.
It is destined to disabled children, orphans or not.

Friends for life

Since 2013 we have been working in elementary schools to teach children to respect animals and to become responsible owners of their dogs and cats.