Barking Mad 2016 - Monday 29 August

It’s that time of year again when our annual Barking Mad Dog Show is here. This year will be bigger and better than ever before, with stalls, displays and activities for all the family.

We've got a bouncy castle, face painting and balloon modelling for the kids, trade and charity stalls, displays, our delicious doggy deli and human vegan cakes, free microchipping by our friends from the Dogs Trust, raffles and competitions, and much, much more.

Hope Dog Show @ the Bedwellty Show - 27 August

This year we will be running the Hope Fun Dog Show again at the Bedwellty Agricultural Show. We will also be there with Hope Rescue stalls selling our delicious doggy deli as well as crafts from our Handmade by Hope collection and other doggy items.

Please come along to see us, the dog show is great fun and the show is always a good day out.

If you are able to help us either set up the day before or on the day itself, please get in touch on

Urgent appeal for information


We are appealing for information to help locate the owner of a family of four Yorkshire Terrier dogs that were left at a stables in Abercwmboi, Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Alongside the little dogs there was a handwritten note asking that they be taken care of and giving their names.

Jessie, Sweep, Sooty and Ben were all taken to the local authority pound where they will be kept for seven days before moving into our care.

Big appeal for little Darcy

Darcy is a cute little 6 month old Yorkie pup that has come into our care from our vets. Sadly she had been involved in a road traffic accident with significant injuries to both of her back legs. We were extremely concerned that her legs could not be saved and she would have to be euthanised. But we never give up on a dog without at least trying to help, so we referred her to a specialist orthopaedic vet at Alphavets. Her X-ray results and assessment show that her one leg can be mended with a plate and pins.

Rudry Village Riding Club Dog Show

Please come along to support the Rudry Village Riding Club Family Dog Show on Saturday, 23rd July. The show starts at 1pm and the proceeds will be shared between Hope Rescue and Guide Dogs Cymru.

You can also visit the Hope Rescue stall, with some lovely items on sale, including our famous doggy deli - always a firm favourite with our four legged friends - and some cakes for us humans too. There will also be Handmade by Hope items and dog toys for sale. You can also find out about our work and how you can get involved to support us.

Meet and Greet, Pets at Home Cwmbran

We are delighted to be chosen by Cwmbran Pets at Home as the charity for their Support Adoption for Pets Summer Fundraising Drive, especially as we are newly partnered with this branch.

Come along and meet the Hope team there between 11am - 3pm.

If you are interested in volunteering, we need help with the collection outside the store. Anyone new to Hope is always welcome and there will be some lovely Hope dogs there too.

Giving Hope to the Dogstar Dogs

The Trustees and Rescue Manager from Hope Rescue are taking a busman's holiday and are flying out to Sri Lanka on June 18th to volunteer for their friends at Dogstar Foundation.

There is little or no animal welfare protection in Sri Lanka with over a million stray dogs at risk from poisoning and relocation from tourist areas. Rabies is also endemic which has a significant impact on human health and well-being. Owned dogs do not fare much better and are often permanently chained or kennelled.

Save the Dates - Fundraising Events in June

June is a very busy month for fundraising events and the hardworking Hope Rescue volunteers would be extremely grateful for any extra help. Whether that is holding a collecting tin, baking doggy deli, showcasing our foster dogs, all will help to raise much needed funds and awareness.

If you can help at any of these events, before or on the day, please contact us on