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")

Dog Shelter

Cat Shelter

Rabbit Shelter

Bird Shelter

Veterinary Clinic

The founder of Sava's Safe Haven 

"Sava's Safe Haven was my dream. 

Never I was thinking that this dream will come true.

I fed daily the stray dogs from my city and I always tried to ofer them what I could. My house was never empty , as my heart. 

Together with my friends that supported me in  rescue and feeding stray dogs started to think about this dream and thanks them this became true! 

Was hard to build a shelter into country where people are indifferent to animal cruelty. 

"Never give up" - was my motto that made me go and fight for this dream passing of obstacles. When the land was purchased I saw my dream catching wings. 

In just a month from purchased we have build a big part of refuge and brought in safety some dogs to be protected of winter . Whatever it was hard and tiring to have the care a big number of animals , we was never complained ! 

Together my family  I treated those dogs as my own children. They are enjoy of food , toys , safety and holidays. Is nothing more beautiful than seeing their wagging tails. 

All Sava's Safe Haven animals are under me and my family's care ( a loving husband , a son and a daughter ) we don't have any workers or volunteers on the site.

But we have volunteers who help us with the distribution network and spread messages. So Sava's Safe Haven has a wide range of friends from all over the world. "

The founding family

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Ambassador, our brand image.

Maximilian (Max) is a deaf doggy, rescued by long time ago by Sava's family. He remained in our care.
He managed to get in trouble when he escaped from shelter and run away, for a week he has been lost, in this time, Sava's family was desperate searching for him with cars, special equipment, ads on newspaper, social websites or flyers. He was found by a person who asked for a very high reward that has been fully paid. 
Max is now healthy, happy and is our brand.
Sava's Oficially ambassadors are : Cookie - Germany, Bubulina- United Kingdom.