We’re Barking Mad Dog Rescue. We’re a UK registered charity (1160985) working to improve the lives of abandoned dogs in Romania. 

We have a hands-on team in Romania at our shelters in Constanta and Calarasi, where we care for around 500 dogs and puppies, many of whom have been rescued from unimaginable abuse and neglect.

We also provide food, vet care and support to two other shelters in Romania.

In total, we feed more than 800 dogs every single day.

We aim to rehome as many of the saved dogs as we can.

In the UK, we have a team of volunteer adoption specialists working with potential adopters and foster carers across the country. Although we aim to rehome as many of the saved dogs as we can, some unfortunately will never be suitable to make that journey. These dogs are available for sponsor here.

If you think you can offer a home to one of our dogs please read the information here, or if you’re interested in fundraising or getting involved with Barking Mad Dog Rescue in any way at all, then contact us.



Nelson is a big personality whom everyone adores. When we took him from the public shelter in 2017 he was positive for heartworm, but he's been treated and is now ready to go to a loving home. He's friendly with all the dogs in his pen, and we think he would do best in a home with another dog, but he would also be OK as an only dog as long as he could meet up with local doggy friends. Can you give this boy the home he so deserves for his senior years?