A New Year's Message from our Chair of Trustees

"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.

Cosy Kennels Appeal

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.

Hope Rescue Calendar

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.

We need your votes - voting closes tomorrow at 12 pm!

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.  

Stray Dogs in South Wales

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.

Volunteer Opportunities – Charity Shop

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

Stockroom 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.

Hope Rescue 200 Club

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: 

Retail Trustee Role

We are recruiting for a retail trustee

** Apply by 5 November **

Could you support a well- established local charity by becoming a Trustee? This is a fantastic opportunity to really make a difference to the welfare and lives of dogs in need in the South Wales area.