Cosy Kennels Shoebox Appeal 2019

This year we hope even more of you will get involved with creating Christmas Shoeboxes for the rescue dogs.

Christmas is our busiest time of the year and throughout the winter months we expect to see more than 150 stray dogs come into our rescue centre. Sadly, less than half of these dogs will be claimed by their owners. 

Hope Rescue commits to care for all of the unclaimed strays from RCT, Bridgend, Vale (west), Merthyr, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent. We don't pick and choose; we take every dog so that no-one gets left behind, even if they are old, sick or an 'unfashionable' breed.

So why not start collecting some lovely treats for a Christmas Shoebox and drop it into our rescue centre or charity shop over the next few weeks?


Fleecy blankets and towels - To keep the kennels cosy. No duvets or pillows please
Tinned dog food - Yummy food makes mealtimes exciting. No dry dog food please
Tinned hot dog sausages - Great for hiding meds or for fussy eaters. You could also add sardines or tuna in oil
Meaty or long-lasting treats - As a special treat or delicious training reward. Schmackos or dried sausages are the dogs' fave!
Tough dog toys and balls - Keep the dogs occupied in kennels or for a game of fetch in our exercise paddock

Or if you'd prefer to make a donation you can buy a Virtual Shoebox on our Rescue Dog Wishlist

For more information about our Shoebox Appeal or to get your school, office or club involved, please cal 01443 226659 or email 

Hope Rescue Centre
Cynllan Lodge, Old Llanharry Road, Llanharan CF72 9NH 
(CF72 9RA for Sat nav)
Open 9am-5pm every day
Hope Rescue Charity Shop and Cafe
77 Taff Street, Pontypridd CF37 4SU
Open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Pets at Home, Llantrisant
Unit 6 Glamorgan Vale Retail Park, Pontyclun CF72 8RP
Open 9am-8pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Sat and 10.30am-4.30pm Sun
Chapelrow Architecture
3a Penybont Road, Pencoed CF35 5PY
Open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri
Porters Estate Agents
75 Nolton St, Bridgend CF31 3AE
Open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and 9am-4pm Sat
VALE OF GLAMORGAN Zero waste store, Barry
74 Holton Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan CF63 4HE
Open 8am-6pm Mon-Sat and 10am-5pm Sun
Lloyds Pharmacy, Griffithstown - please mark your box "Hope Rescue"
6-7 Windsor Rd, Griffithstown, Pontypool NP4 5HY
Open 9am-6.30pm Mon-Fri and 9am-1pm Sat
Pets at Home, Cwmbran
Cwmbran Retail Park, 6, Cwmbran Dr, Cwmbran NP44 3JQ
Open 9am-8pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Sat and 10.30am-4.30pm Sun
Heritage Hounds Dog Grooming, Blaenavon - please mark your box "Hope Rescue"
38 Broad St, Blaenavon, Pontypool NP4 9NF
Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri
Grooming Marvellous, Machen - please mark your box "Hope Rescue"
1 Oak Lane, Machen, Nr Caerphilly CF83 8SQ
Open 9am-5pm Mon-Wed and 9am-5pm Fri  
The Barn
The Barn, Rear of, 21 Penallta Rd, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed CF82 7AP
Bettapets, Newport - please mark your box "Hope Rescue"
52A Duckpool Rd, Newport NP19 8FL
Open 9am-5.45pm Mon-Sat
If you would be happy to add your location to the list above, please email