Adopting a Romanian stray dog – where to find the shelters

With the impending euthanazia of stray dogs in Romania still a hot issue here and abroad, many readers would like to adopt dogs and save them from what they believe to be an abominable killing.

The Parliament recently passed a law permitting stray dogs in shelters that are not adopted after 14 days to be killed.

Some of our readers asked us to put together a list of dog shelters in Bucharest and ways to adopt a stray dog, so here it is. However, in some shelters, adoptions have been stopped, citing the lack of information on whether the euthanasia law will be enforced or not.

City Hall shelter close to Theodor Pallady Blvd. At number 262 – the road leading to the Sun highway. Near the Opel shop, turn right, on Lunca Jaristei St. to find the shelter.

Dog Town, Uzunu Village, Calugareni, Giurgiu county, near Bucharest. Images of dogs up for adoption on their Facebook page, also in English. More about the shelter and pictures here.

Dog shelter at Mogosoaia – 1 Muzelor St. Visits daily from 9 to 12. For more info email [email protected]

Daisy Hope dog shelter – 131 – 137 Drumul Sabareni St. Giulesti area.

Odai dog shelter – 3-5 Odai St.

Fundatia Speranta’s Popesti Leordeni dog shelter

Dog shelter on Releului St. , Sector 3

Natura Dog Shelter.   Information about adopting a stray dog from Romania and bringing it abroad.

Adoptions can also be made via several NGOs: Asociatia RobiFundatia SperantaCutu Cutu Association

[email protected]

Please comment below if you know of any other dog shelter in Bucharest where adoptions can be made, and if you managed to adopt a stray dog, how was the whole process.



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