Name of Rescue: Sava's Safe Haven

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*Contact name(s): Oana Sava
*Contact telephone number: please use email
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*If you would prefer your contact details NOT to be made public - DON'T post them here! You can send them to RHU Staff privately. Please see the notes above for more details.

Where rescue is based (Town, County): Galati, Romania

Where rescue rehome to (e.g. with X miles or in X,Y,Z counties, or UK wide): Europe

Type of animal(s) Rescue deals with: Dogs , cats and birds

Is Rescue breed specific?: No

Do you neuter all animals before leaving for forever homes where applicable? Please provide details of your neutering policy: All animals in our care are neutered/spayed. We rehome them neutered.
(*If any animals are not neutered before rehoming due to age/health etc. please provide specific details on your policies, timescales for neutering by the new home, how this is checked by the rescue etc.)

Do you always home check?: Of course

Do you always vaccinate? (if applicable): Yes

Do you always worm/flea treat? (if applicable): Yes

Do you microchip? (if applicable): Yes

Do you provide insurance when rehoming to new owners?: Yes

Will you always take the animal back no matter what? If not please explain under what circumstances etc:

Rough 'donation' required per animal, please also explain what this involves: Adoption costs are 150euros details about it on

Can RHU staff/volunteers contact you about animals needing rescue backup that have been posted in our 'backup needed' section?: Yes

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Sava's Safe Haven is a registered charity in Romania dedicated to the protection and care of stray animals especially dogs, cats and birds. Advocate for the protection and welfare of animals in shelters, our organization works as a shelter of animal welfare since 2012.
As a medium-sized shelter Sava's Safe Haven shelter houses a number of 230 dogs but other animals like cats and birds.

Sava's Safe Haven is NOT financed from public funds (by the authorities), NOT receives money or other contributions from local companies.
So our organization depends on donations from animal lovers everywhere. Our shelter is in Galati, in south-eastern Romania.

The shelter is run by Sava's family , we don't have employees or long-term volunteers.Rarely have volunteers from other countries for 1-2 days. Our shelter is registered and authorized by the authorities, with an average capacity and strict animal welfare conditions
Sava's Safe Haven has two playgrounds, paddocks, puppy rooms , quarantine and a veterinary clinic.
The shelter is monitored nonstop surveillance cameras, energy is supplied by solar panels.

Sava's Safe Haven rehome dogs in several European countries, adoption conditions are available on the website at the section "How to adopt" .

Our dogs reaching good families, some of them even get to participate in the most important international canine competitions. (See the "Happy Stories")