"As we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018 I just wanted to say a few words. Although I had volunteered for Hope Rescue for a number of years, it was not until I became a Trustee last year and then Chair of Trustees in March of this year that I truly realised just how much hard work goes into running a rescue. Much of that work is largely unseen by the public but without that selfless dedication, unwavering enthusiasm and at times, utter stubbornness, of staff and volunteers alike to help dogs in need, we would not be where we are today.
Donate to our Cosy Kennels campaign to give all of our rescue dogs a wonderful time this Christmas, including a stocking stuffed with treats and a scrummy turkey dinner.
Hope Rescue is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to all of the stray and abandoned dogs in our care. Your donation will ensure that all of the dogs in our rescue centre will be able to share in the festive spirit and have some extra treats to enjoy.
The Hope Rescue 2018 calendar is now available to buy. It includes stunning photographs of some of our rescue dogs and would make a lovely Christmas gift.
You can buy the calendar at our charity shop in Pontypridd, at our rescue centre in Llanharan or you can order online here.
Price £5 each or 3 for £12.50.
Our Cosy Kennels Appeal is now live and your gift can be doubled at no extra cost to you.
You gift will give dogs like Sheeran (pictured) a very merry Christmas at Hope, with a scrummy turkey dinner with all the trimmings and a stocking stuffed with treats delivered by Santa Paws himself.
Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) Animal Charity Awards celebrate outstanding animal charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK who go that extra mile to help rescue and rehome animals in need. These awards provide an opportunity to recognise the dedication and commitment of charities and give pet owners a chance to say 'thank you'.
Please vote for Hope Rescue to benefit from Aviva's Community Fund.
Our rescue dogs need you and we have less than 24 hours! We need to reach the Top 8 projects to win the chance to secure £25,000 funding from Aviva for a Sensory Garden and Home from Home room at our rescue centre. We are doing a final push before voting closes at 12 p.m. tomorrow. We need another 3,000 votes to take us to 10,000 - that is just 300 dog lovers casting their 10 votes each.
From time to time we have to raise our concerns about the number of stray dogs being found that are not being reported to the dog warden, or are being kept initially then passed on again. The stray dog laws are in place for a reason - to ensure there is a robust legal process in place and to give the owners the very best chance of finding their lost dog. Not everyone is on social media to see a found dog post on a lost and found site. It is vital that stray dogs are checked for a microchip.
Our first Waggy Welsh Walk on Barry Island, South Wales was a great success. Over 80 dogs and their human companions joined us for a moonlit stroll along the coastline and helped to raise over £2,000.
We are very proud of our charity shop in Pontypridd and have exciting plans to develop it further. As a result, we’ve created a number of new volunteer roles in our retail team.
The opportunities we have include:
Customer Services/Café Assistants
Retail Fundraising Assistants
We are building our team so there will be several opportunities available for each of the above roles.
More information and how to apply here.
The opportunity to join the Hope Rescue 200 Club is an exclusive, limited offer for 200 of our most generous supporters. In return for a £200 donation, you will get a year's membership and a range of great benefits including: