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Messengers of Hope - a successful project

The large number of adoptions we have seen recently would not have been possible without the Messengers of Hope program. Most of the puppies that come to us have been abused or subjected to human cruelty and because of this they are traumatised and show anxiety. Those who have benefited from desensitisation sessions have been fully rehabilitated, some of them adopted and perfectly adapted to family life.

In order to be able to continue this program and to be able to include as many puppies as possible in the program, we of course need your financial support. Every contribution brings us closer to our goal of finding a loving family for every puppy in the shelter.

The Messengers of Hope program can only continue with your help!
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"Messengers of Hope" is not a fad, but a necessity!

As you already know, we believe we have truly fulfilled our mission only when the puppies that come to us are adopted and find a stable home. For this to be possible, most of them have to go through a specialized training program. A home, a walk on city sidewalks or a play in the park – all of these can be very difficult times for puppies who have spent months or even years in the simple, repetitive routine of a shelter.

Thus the program we call Messengers of Hope was born, a project that started out as more of an experiment but has grown into one of our organization’s most important activities. Messengers of Hope is a program in which a team of trainers and canine behavior specialists work with the dogs at the Speranța Shelter to make them more adoptable and adaptable to a future home and family of their own.

Be an Ambassador of Hope

Now you can create your own fundraising campaign to help us care for the more than 500 dogs in the shelter.

Watch the video and then click the button below to start raising donations with the help of your social media community.

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 about 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.

The Speranța Foundation is working hard 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 to raise awareness of the responsibility we all have towards animals.

Every year, the team from Speranța Shelter conducts sterilization 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 stable income stream for the foundation, which allows for long-term planning and implementation of actions 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:
Regular donation gives you the feeling of actively contributing to an important cause and having a direct impact on the lives of animals.

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


With your help we can save and bring as many dogs as possible closer to a loving home.

Donate now to Speranța Shelter and change destinies!

With your help we can save and bring as many dogs as possible closer to a loving home.

Donate now to Speranța Shelter and change destinies!

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

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