About Sava's Safe Haven...

Sava's Safe Haven is an animal rescue sanctuary for dogs and cats in Galati, Romania.

It's currently a safe haven for approximately 275 dogs and 25 cats. with numbers changing on a daily basis due to new animals and some leaving.

The later are those lucky enough to find places in foster or fabulous "forever homes" in Europe ( especially Germany and UK) or sometimes further afield.

The huge problem of neglected and unwanted strays dogs in Romania, motivated Oana Sava and her family to create a private caring animal rescue shelter to offer a safe sanctuary for these poor souls. This is far different from the public shelter as the minute the cats or dogs arrive at Sava's Safe Haven they receive fabulous care - veterinary treatments, vaccinations and most importantly neutering/spaying.

The Sava family believe neutering is crucial to reduce the population of unwanted stray animals.

They also spend much time in neutering & education programmes within the community.

This is a truly dedicated family but unfortunately the sanctuary is run entirely upon kind donations for it's maintenance and to feed the animals so any donation especially regular is greatly appreciated. Sava's is also looking to improve its facilities and possibly expand to cope with the continuous intake of animals so any help would be wonderful.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC

Sponsor and feed a pet for £5/a month!

We are starting a new initiative to raise funds to feed our sanctuary pets.

Starting from May we will be offering you our resident pets that need sponsoring 

  ( And yes more than one can be sponsor each pet.)

For a regular donation of £5 we will send you an introductory gift and then you will receive news letters about the sanctuary and most importantly your pet.

We will also offer competitions and prize draws special to adults and children regularly, so you will have more chances to win a gift.

Sponsorship is available to all ages but adults have to oversee children's sponsorship..

All you have to do is to choose a pet and sign up to sponsorship and follow our monthly news!

When you sponsor your pet as a thank you you will receive:

  •  A gift toy
  •  Adoption certificate
  • A photo of your pet and information about the pet
  • General news about Sava's Safe Haven
  • Quarterly newsletters ( by email or post)
  • Chances to enter regular competitions for prizes.

Available pets:


Male Adult

Hey, my name is Tobias and I was rescuer from public shelter in 2017. I was on the dark list of " dogs that will be put to sleep" but Oana rescued me. Now I am living in Sava's Safe Haven together my friends, some of them have been in public shelters too.
Would you like be my monthly sponsor?
                                                           SPONSOR TOBIAS


Male- Adult

Hello, my name is Dillan and l have been in Sava's refuge for a long time. I was rescued many months ago but unfortunately nobody wanted to adopt me, I'm a former street puppy and I have a fear of new people and sometimes I bark too much but I am a lovely and very handsome boy. Would you like to feed me?
                                                                                                                                                   SPONSOR DILLAN


Female - adult

I'm a beautiful girl called Binky, and l came to the shelter 3 years ago with my brothers. I was abandoned when l was a little girl.Due to my sad story I am very shy but in Sava's shelter I feel safe. I love my friends and l like if when l get much attention from the Sava family. I adore it when they give us goodies.
Please sponsor me!                                                                                                                           SPONSOR BINKY


Female - adult

My name is Yang and I was rescued from a public from public shelter together my 3 sisters, that have already been adopted in Germany and UK. I remain at Sava's and am the lady of my family to find a home. I was previously in the public shelter which was terrible but I love being at Sava's shelter. I do hope though that one day someone will give me a home too. 
Please sponsor me!
                                                            SPONSOR YANG 


Male - adult

Hey, my name is Timoty, many of you knows my story, I have been returned to Romania after many failed attempts to find a home in UK after my family was needing to give up on me due to various reasons.
I came back in Sava's shelter, I wasn't upset at all! I love to live with so many friends,
I love to play in the playground and to be around the Sava family.
Please sponsor me! 
                                                     SPONSOR TIMOTY


Female - adult

Hey, I'm Bimba and unfortunately l have been in the shelter a very long time because nobody wanted to offer me a chance.. I am very beautiful and I love people! I adore to be around them and to play with kids. I love other dogs. I wish I could get a home! Maybe someone will like me..
But until I find a home, I am needing someone to sponsor me! Please would you be my sponsor?
                                                             SPONSOR BIMBA


Male, adult

Hey, I was rescued from another shelter in 2014 and since then nobody wanted to adopt me.. I stay everyday in my kennel and I pray one day someone will say " Kelly, come to my home". But so far nobody came... Maybe you would like to help me? If you can't adopt me please sponsor me! Is so difficult for me mom to feed so many dogs, if you sponsor me then you will help her cover costs of food for so many dogs!
Please help me! 
                                                            SPONSOR KELLY


Old female

Hello, my name is Hope and I have been in Sava's for 5 years! It is much better than living in a public shelter.. believe me! I was rescued from public shelter in 2013 together with my puppies. I was starved and I gave birth in a kennel with other dogs, my puppies were at huge risk of dying. One of them was very ill but they all survived and have since been adopted!
Please help me and sponsor my food!
                                                                                                                                                   SPONSOR HOPE



I was abandoned together my sisters and mom (Lizzy) in front of Sava's shelter. My mom kept on a chain all her life, I am happy l did not receive the same treatment because I was a puppy when I arrived in Sava's care. I know they will never put me on a chain.. I am a very beautiful, small girl and I hope one day someone will give me a home.
                                                            SPONSOR MARA


Female - adult

Hey, I'm Button and Binky's sister. I have been in rescue since l was a tiny baby. Nobody wanted to adopt me and I am still in Sava's Safe Haven shelter. I have got so so many friends and l live living here but one day l wish someone will offer me a real home and a chance of a family.
                                                        SPONSOR BUTTON