Hope Rescue is delighted to be taking part in Animal Rescue Live: Supervet Special next week! The show, presented by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, Kate Quilton and Steve Jones,will be broadcast on Channel 4 at 8 pm each weekday night next week. The show aims to highlight the increase in pets coming in to rescue centres and help to find homes for some of them. It will seek to address the stigma sometimes associated with rescue animals and encourage potential owners to consider a rescue pet.
We have now been in our rescue centre in Llanharan for four months and it has certainly been a steep learning curve for us all. After some teething issues we have reviewed our adoption process and public opening times. Taking into account visitor, staff and volunteer feedback we have some concerns that we are not offering our visitors and potential adopters the best customer experience possible.
****UPDATE ***** APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES
We have been lucky to receive a good review from local blog 'Welsh Cakes and Wellies' – you can read what they said about the café and store here.
Our charity shop in Pontypridd is doing really well and is now benefiting from our very own in-store dog friendly cafe.
Our Cocker Spaniel puppies are growing bigger every day, moving around and eating lots. The inevitable result of this means that we need donations of old newspapers to line the kennel floors. This not only helps us to keep them all clean, but is a hygienic way of picking up the poop!
If you can help, you can drop the newspapers off at our centre in Llanharan, South Wales from 12 pm to 4 pm every day except Wednesday.
The address is:
Hope Rescue Centre
We are thrilled to be able to share some incredible news with you all that will make such a huge difference to the lives of the dogs that come into our rescue centre.
We are delighted to announce a new sponsorship programme with Burns Pet Nutrition.
Burns have supported us with food for our foster dogs for many years and they have now committed to feed all of our rescue dogs at the new centre, and provide rehoming packs for every adopter.
A big Hope thank you to Technical Marketing and PR who recently donated £500. We've used their donation to buy an information portal for our newly refurbished charity shop in Pontypridd so that shoppers can browse our website and have a look at the lovely Hope dogs available for adoption.
Rocky says "thank you" to everyone who has donated to help with the vet fees for his surgery to repair his broken kneecap. He also sends an extra "woof" to the anonymous donor who kindly donated £500.
The surgery went well and Rocky is still a lively, fun-loving pup and is a real happy, smiley boy. He needs to go back to the vets in two weeks to have his staples out, then again to have the pins removed.
** GREAT NEWS - MADDIE NOW HAS A LOVELY FOSTER HOME **
Maddie is about 9 or 10 years old and is a Chihuahua cross who was surrendered into our care via Social Services due to her owner being ill. As well as helping strays, ensuring we are there to help pet owners in crisis is a key aspect of our work.
She is a lovely wee thing, enjoys a short walk but doesn't need much exercise, loves a fuss and is very affectionate.