How You Can Help


Our aim is to save as many dogs as possible from the terrible lives they have in the public shelters. 

Watch this video to see why these dogs need your help.

It costs £140 to transport a dog to the UK where, once here, we work with Oakwood Dog Rescue to assess them and find them loving, forever homes.

Find out more about the dogs that are looking for travel sponsors.


Our work is not just about transporting dogs to the UK to be rehomed. We have several campaigns running at the moment that are linked to different aspects of our work in the shelters in Romania.


International Dog Rescue is a not for profit organisation. This means we are dependant on the support of those who believe in what we do and want to improve the lives of the dogs in shelters.

Find out more about how to make a donation and what your donations pay for.

More about donations

Woman is sat cuddling a shelter dog.


We have several volunteering opportunities both here in the UK and travelling to Romania. 

We are in need of people to help with many different types of work from administration roles to hands on work with our rescue dogs.

Find out more about the roles available.


We are always grateful for the support we receive but not everyone can afford to sponsor or make a personal donation. Fundraising means you can still help make a difference to the dogs needing help.

Watch this video for some ideas.

  If you have already successfully raised some vital funds and wish to now make a donation you can do this here.


or by using Paypal - [email protected]


We aim to find homes for as many of the dogs as possible. All our dogs are currently re homed through Oakwood Dog Rescue in the UK.

On arrival all dogs are assessed to find out what sort of home they require before they are adopted.

Find out more about adopting one of our dogs.

Visit our dogs for adoption page


Foster homes are always wanted for our dogs so that we can bring them to the UK more quickly instead of waiting for kennel space to be available. 

Some of our dogs also require a little extra care and attention before going to their forever homes so we look to place them in suitable foster homes. 

All of our foster placements are organised by Oakwood Dog Rescue in the UK.

All costs with the exception of food, treats and toys will be covered by Oakwood Dog Rescue. 

Find out more about fostering.