We couldn't do what we do without the help of our supporters. It costs £215 to transport a dog to the UK but every little helps, so you can donate as little or as much as you like towards a dog's sponsorship. Many of our supporters fundraise together to raise money to sponsor a dog.  Once the dog has it's travel funds it will travel to the UK either to a home in a Foster to Adopt placement or to one of our UK partner rescue centres who assess the dogs and match them to suitable forever homes. 

See our dogs looking for sponsors or homes

This video shows the conditions the dogs have to live in and why we are so passionate about helping as many as possible. 


International Dog Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation. This means we are dependent 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.

Find out more about donations


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.

 If you have already successfully raised some vital funds and wish to now make a donation, you can do this on our Donations page.

You can also can send direct using Paypal - [email protected]

Watch the video below for some fundraising ideas. 


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.

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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


Once a dog has travelled to the UK, it is found a home by the shelter it is taken on by. These dogs are assessed to see what type of home they require and are more often than not are offered to people already on their waiting list.

Currently, our dogs in the UK are being homed by Oakwood Dog Rescue.

Find out more about adopting through Oakwood

See our dogs looking for sponsors or homes

Fostering to Adopt

Some of our dogs that are still in Romania are available to be fostered with a view to adopt. If you are interested in a dog still in Romania, please read our foster to adopt information

Find out more about fostering to adopt