Have you ever considered fostering a dog? Do you have space in your heart and home for a dog to stay for a while until the right forever home is found?
We rely on our foster homes to provide a place where dogs can take their first steps towards a happy future. All of our dogs are assessed in kennels but really need a foster home so more detailed assessments can take place. Foster homes allow us to assess the dogs in a home environment which will then help us to match them with the right forever families.
The wonderful people at MaxxiDog are currently running their Charity of the Month vote and Hope Rescue is one of three nominated charities. We would really appreciate your suport.
It is very easy to vote - simply click on the link below and choose Hope Rescue.
This year's ADCH and Petplan Animal Charity Awards ceremony was held in Birmingham and Hope Rescue's very own Rescue Manager Alison Ling was a finalist in the category Charity Employee of the Year.
The good news is that the Hope Rescue Charity Shop in Pontypridd is full to bursting with lovely donations. Unfortunately due to a lack of regular volunteers, it has become necessary to do a big sort out to ensure that the shop has new stock and a well-organised shop floor.
So there will be a big "Charity Shop Sort Out" on Sunday 24th, Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th April, with the shop closed for business on all of these days.
A huge "Hope Rescue Thank You" goes to the Petplan Charitable Trust for the award of a £5,000 grant towards the cost of vet fees for our dogs.
Hope Rescue will not turn its back on a dog in need, irrespective of age, breed or medical condition. The cost of veterinary care is the second largest expense we have after kennel fees, so this grant will help significantly with the care we give to our dogs.
You can read more about the work of the Trust here.
We have been working hard since June last year to change over the Hope Rescue microchips into the name of the adopters (with Hope Rescue as a secondary contact) in preparation for compliance with the new legislation, which came into effect on 6th April.
Please meet Madge, an elegant beauty who is still looking for a home. After a very unsettled start in life, she needs a calm and experienced home preferably as the only dog but could possibly live with another relaxed and friendly dog. She cannot live with cats or other small animals.
Please contact Hope Rescue if you can offer this lovely 'young at heart' veteran a foster or forever home. He needs to move from his current foster home through no fault of his own.
Our pets mean the world to us, so why not come along to a special service on Sunday, May 22nd.
There will be a "Pet Blessing" at St Illtyd's Church in Oakdale Road, Penrhiwfer at 3.30pm - all pets welcome.
REMINDER FOR ALL ADOPTERS OF HOPE RESCUE DOGS
As you are no doubt aware, the law is changing and with effect from 6th April 2016 all dogs must be legally microchipped to their owners.