DogRescue is one of Sweden's largest aid organizations for stray dogs in Romania. We are located in Sweden but also have our own Shelter just outside Bucharest and a small veterinary clinic in the middle of Bucharest where we are active. DogRescue is a non-profit association that works with non-profit forces to save lives and make a difference - for real! Every year we help dogs from the harsh world of the street and save them from so-called "death lists" where they have been caught waiting for a cruel and painful death.
We are operating completely non-profit
The association is run entirely on a non-profit basis, which means that no salaries are collected more than for employed dog keepers and veterinarians - every penny goes to the purpose. Since the association only accepts donations from individuals and companies - your gift is incredibly important to us. You can choose to support us in many different ways. Either through a pure donation via swish or bank transfer, by becoming support member, by purchasing one of ours Gåvogram, by becoming corporate sponsor
Private dog fence
DogRescue owns and operates its own private dog enclosure "Butimanu" which is of a high standard and is one of the few with a smaller clinic where hundreds of dogs together with the staff are like one big family. We also have the only enclosure we know of, our own dog pool and activity park where the dogs take turns playing, exercising and socializing. We have built our fence from the ground up, from raw land to what it is today in order to be independent of others and have full transparency and control over the entire operation.
Castration, emergency response and education campaigns
Every year we make emergency efforts where we save the lives of dogs that are injured and we spread information to villagers and through schools. We believe that education and attitude change go hand in hand with changing the conditions for animals, in countries where animals are not respected in the same way as we do at home in Sweden. We also help with castrations that are carried out in different cities and we organize our own campaigns in our enclosure where we open the gates for free castration to the poor people in the villages around our area. Those who can not get to us, we go and pick up so that the animals get the care and castration that is needed.
How we work
1. Rescue actions on the street and from other dog fences.
We take care of injured dogs or animals that people report - to buy out dogs that are to be killed or grossly mistreated in other dog kennels.
2. Educational campaigns for children in school.
It is the children who are the future and who can educate their parents to change their attitude towards stray dogs in the long term. An example of this is the children's book "The chip from Tippen" which is distributed at Romanian schools and sold in Sweden for the benefit of the association where the authors chose to donate 25% of the profits to DogRescue.
3. We own and operate our own private dog fence.
Our shelter maintains a high standard and is one of the few with a small veterinary clinic where hundreds of dogs together with our staff are like one big family. We also have our own dog pool where dogs can cool off in the summer and be rehabilitated after injuries. In our Activation Park, the dogs take turns playing, training and socializing.
4. Adoption activities.
We have an adoption business that meets more than what Swedish legislation says to bring in dogs from abroad. Each dog is thoroughly tested for diseases several times a year, vaccinated, chip marked, fed and socialized before our travelers take them to Sweden by plane. Our adoption activities are also more restrictive than others. Anyone must not become an adoptee because the dogs themselves already have the trauma with them and need time and love to heal and get used to a new life in safety. As a result, our emergency home activities are minimal and we also follow up everyone who has adopted a dog - and takes responsibility for the dog - for life.
5. We are engaged in opinion formation.
We influence local politicians in the country we operate with the power to change on a larger scale.