We have a network of amazing foster homes that make a real difference to the lives of our dogs. Some dogs just don't do well in the kennel environment but thrive in a home, some need extra help to recover from illness or surgery, and for the very young or the golden oldies, a foster home is just what they need to help them find their forever family.
Fostering is hugely rewarding and can be life-changing, both for the foster dog and foster carers.
Closing date: 15 October 2018
Local people came to the aid of a dog that was thrown from a car in Torfaen. The young dog, thought to be a Saluki Lurcher cross, was caught and then kept safe until the dog warden could take him to a local vet. When examined, he was found to be suffering from osteoarthritis and serious problems in one hip with severe muscle wastage. On top of that he was skinny, covered in fleas and riddled with worms.
** UPDATE **
The lovely Wispa has gone to start her new life in a great home with another Hope Rescue dog to be her buddy. Well done Wispa, we wish you many happy years ahead!
On 25th July 2018 a total of 180 police officers from South Wales Police, the National Crime Agency, Home Office Immigration, British Transport Police, DWP, trading standards and animal welfare officers were involved in simultaneous raids in Cardiff. More than £100k, knives, adult dogs, puppies, and a number of high-value vehicles were seized. 10 men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs and money laundering.
* UPDATE *
They did it! Kath and Mary had their locks consigned to the 'cutting room' floor, raising over £620 in the process. You can see the final results above.
You can still show your support and help them reach their £1,000 target by donating online: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mary-hope-shaw
At Hope Rescue we never know what is going to walk through the door next. But even we weren’t prepared when we received a call from a Local Authority asking for help with a number of dogs that urgently needed somewhere to go after being seized from an unlicensed breeder under the Animal Welfare Act.
Come along and join us at ActionPetz Bridgend for a fun doggy market and fundraising evening this Saturday. Dogs and children are very welcome too!
You can enjoy private use of our training paddock which is surrounded by special dog-proof fencing to give you a secure space for some off-lead or long-lead training with your dog.
Cost is just £5 for 30 minutes of exclusive use.
At Hope Rescue we are licensed to board dogs and have a dedicated block of 20 kennels for boarding customers at our centre in Llanharan. The boarding income supports the day to day running costs of our busy rescue centre. After a busy summer we now have vacancies. The boarding charge is £16 per day, or £27 for two dogs sharing (up to Staffie size). The dogs are cared for by our experienced welfare team and are walked daily in our private 18 acre woodland, or can have off-lead exercise in our secure paddock.