It's said that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. We want to make sure the festive magic is felt by all the dogs in our care at our rescue centre and in foster homes. With this in mind, we're launching our Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.

If you live locally, then why not start collecting some much-needed treats for a Christmas Shoe Box and drop it into our rescue centre, charity shop or one of the drop off points below, throughout the festive period? Please see our naughty and nice list for presents on Santa Paws list for our dogs below:

  • Soft toys
  • Squeaky Toys
  • Rope/tug/strong toys
  • Treats and Chews (Smackos, Jumbones and dental sticks are a favourite)
  • Interactive toys such as Kongs and Lickimatts
  • Training treats (tins of hot dogs, primula cheese and tuna)
  • Fleece blankets 

If you aren’t close by or can’t get to the shop or a drop off point, then don’t worry you can still send your love through our selection of virtual boxes by hitting the donate button on this page or visit our online wishlist. Send one from yourself or as a gift for a loved one. 

Gold £50 includes fleece-lined harness, cosy vet bed, toys, treats and tins of hot dogs

Frankincense £25 includes cosy vet bed, toys, treats and a tin of hot dogs

Myrrh £10 includes a toy and some treats

Corporate  £250 get together with your work mates to send some love to Hope Rescue dogs. Your virtual box will include everything in the Gold box, Neuter, Vaccination and Worm and Flea Treatment

*Please let us know if your virtual box is a gift and we can send you a gift certificate*

For more information about our Shoebox Appeal or to get your school, office or club involved, please contact us on 01443 226659 or [email protected] 

Drop off locations:

Hope Rescue Centre

Cynllan Lodge, Old Llanharry Road, Llanharan CF72 9NH 
(CF72 9RA for Sat nav)
Open 9am-5pm every day 

Hope Rescue Charity Shop 

77 Taff Street, Pontypridd CF37 4SU
Open 8:30am-5pm Mon-Sat and 10am-4pm on Sundays

Hope Rescue Charity Shop 

St Tydfil Shopping Centre, 12 Market Square, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8BY
Open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat

K8 Short Bark n Sides 

Unit 1 Hollybush Estate, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 7DS 

Venetia Steel Boutique

30-32 Caroline Street, Bridgend CF31 1DQ

Tesco Extra 

Cowbridge Road, Bridgend CF31 3SQ 

Winners Animal & Pet Foods

44 Pyle Road, Pyle, Bridgend, CF33 6PG

Treherbert Hardware and Pet Supplies  

 136 Bute St, Treherbert, Treorchy CF42 5PD

Vanity Hounds

7 High St, Treorchy CF42 6AE

Rhondda Raw Ltd

Unit 12, Highfields Industrial Estate, Ferndale, CF43 4SX


Stirling Rd, Shopping Precinct, Barry CF62 8NX


85 Holton Road, Barry CF63 4HG

Specsavers Cowbridge

27 High Street, Cowbridge CF71 7AE

A Littlejohn

Unit 35C, Vale Business Park, Llandow, Cowbridge CF71 7PF 

Tesco Extra 

Green Park, Talbot Green, Pontyclun CF72 8RB

Natural Raw

Units 14A & B, Hepworth Park, Pontyclun CF72 9FQ 

Pollys Paws Dog Grooming 

Apple Blossom Cattery, Cowbridge Road, Pontylcun CF72 9JU  

Ground Control Coffee

Unit 2, Former Bryncae Industrial Estate, Bridgend Road, Bryncae, CF72 9RP 

Grooming Marvellous-Machen 

1 Oak Lane, Machen, Caerphilly CF83 8SQ (salon is up the drive to the side of the house)

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

100 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4TT

Hay and Brecon Farmers

Unit 6, Avondale Industrial Estate, Avondale Road, Cwmbran, NP44 1UF