Give warmth to over 500 dogs in the Shelter
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As every year, the winter season is the most difficult for us and the more than 500 dogs in the shelter. With the onset of cold weather, the already high expenses become enormous. Straw, coats and warm food are very important during this period.

We want to be able to heat all of the more than 100 kennels, but so far we have only been able to afford it for a few of them. So many of our dogs are very exposed to the cold. And, it is a proven fact that when you feel heavy emotions (fear, pain, sadness, loneliness) the cold feels much more intense. And shelter dogs do feel these emotions often.

In addition, over 200 of the dogs in the shelter are old, over 12 years old, some even over 15 years old. The winter season is even more difficult for them because they have a harder time with the cold and need special care and treatment.

Our rescued dogs need you urgently.

Only with your help can we continue to save the lives of homeless dogs.

Donate to Speranța Shelter and be part of our mission!


From the street into the house

Here at Speranța Shelter, we rely on donations from animal-loving supporters like you to fund our projects focused on rescuing dogs, caring for them and finding them adoptive families.

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We rescue stray or suffering dogs

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In the shelter we provide care and treatment


We are looking for families to provide them with a stable home

Any donation makes a huge difference
in the lives of homeless dogs

It is only thanks to your donations that we can continue our mission
of saving the lives of dogs in distress.

4 Euro

The cost of buying a toy for a puppy

12 Euro

The cost of a monthly vet-check for a puppy

75 Euro

The monthly cost of taking care of a dog in the shelter

400 Euro

The cost of monthly maintenance of an entire paddock
(5-7 puppies)

Other donation options

Donate via PayPal

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Donate by SMS

Send the word SPER 

at 8845 for 2 EUR monthly. 

Redirect from tax

You can redirect 3.5% of your income tax to our foundation or 20% of your microenterprise income tax.

As an individual, you can redirect 3.5% of your income tax. Fill in online Form 230 with the details of the Speranța Foundation and help us help them.

If you want to fill in form 230 manually, download it here.

As a legal entity, you can redirect 20% of your company’s income tax. Automatically generate a sponsorship contract below.

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Donate to account

The Association accounts are:

LEI account: RO47 RNCB 0289 1215 4485 0001
EURO account: RO20 RNCB 0289 1215 4485 0002
USD account: RO90 RNCB 0289 1215 4485 0003

SWIFT code: RNCB RO BU C.I.C 12154485
The accounts are opened at Banca Comercială Română – Lujerului branch.

The Speranța Shelter Foundation was founded in 1996 by Florina Tomescu and, since its inception, has contributed decisively to the welfare of animals in Romania, especially abandoned and suffering dogs.

On the night of 18.04.2001, the staff of the Speranța Foundation, together with the Vier Pfoten Romania team, rescued 300 dogs from the city hall shelters, dogs that would otherwise have fallen victim to the new euthanasia law. It was a real act of mass rescue at a terrible time for both animals and animal lovers.

The dogs at Speranța were rescued from the streets or from various life-threatening situations. Our shelter is home to around 500 dogs. Of these, 7 are paraplegics (they receive special care and are moved around with the help of prams) and about 200 are seniors, i.e. over 12 years old. We have a lot of older dogs in the shelter, but we are constantly trying to find families for them.

Speranța Foundation is constantly working to find adopters for the dogs in the shelter, including offering the possibility of distance adoption. Speranța Foundation is constantly organising events to promote adoptions and events to raise awareness of the responsibility we all have towards animals.

Every year, the Speranța Shelter team runs spay/neuter programs for dogs and cats with owners, a pro bono project for those interested.

Speranța Shelter relies entirely on private donations to care for its more than 500 dogs each year and to fund all of its programs. The shelter’s monthly maintenance costs amount to more than €20,000.

In addition to maintenance expenses, we continually need financial support to improve the living conditions of the dogs by providing them with a clean, safe and loving environment. The shelter has been constantly upgraded, the paddocks have been rebuilt to be more comfortable and welcoming for their residents, 4 playgrounds have been created for the dogs, the 2 medical clinics have been equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

Speranța Shelter is also actively involved in campaigns to promote adoptions and to educate and raise awareness of the responsibility we all have towards animals, in order to prevent abandonment and acts of cruelty towards them.

For more information on the work of the shelter, visit the About Us page

Any contribution, no matter the amount, can make a difference in the lives of many animals. Here are a few reasons why you should consider donating monthly:

Continuous Support:
Monthly donations provide a steady stream of income for the foundation, allowing for long-term planning and implementation for the good of the dogs.

Save time and effort:
Setting up a monthly donation is an efficient way to contribute without having to remember to do it every month.

Personal satisfaction:
Donating regularly gives you the feeling of actively contributing to an important cause and directly impacting the lives of animals.

Activity sustainability:
A steady stream of monthly donations can help the shelter weather tough times and continue to do valuable work.

We are committed to the mission of providing shelter, food and care for homeless dogs. With your help, we can do wonders! Donate now to Speranța Shelter and change destinies!

On behalf of the animals at Speranța Shelter
thank you for any contribution!

About us

Speranța Foundation was founded in 1996 and, for more than two decades, we have done everything in our power for the welfare of our silent friends, especially for abandoned and suffering dogs.

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Speranța Shelter, Popești Leordeni (entrance from Splaiul Independenței)


+4 0728 899 313