Welcome to our events update, ‘Snout and About’, where we share our plans for the coming weeks and the highlights from recent events.

We’re looking for dog-loving volunteers to help us at events. If you’d like to join our friendly team, visit our volunteering page, or come and chat to us at one of our events.



Coming up

Friday 17th May

We’ll be collecting at the newly opened Sainsbury’s at Talbot Green, between 10am and 6pm.


Saturday 18th May

It’s the Spring Duck Race, helping to raise funds for the dogs in our care.

Join us in Abergavenny for this fun-filled event, or follow the event live on Facebook. First across the line wins £100.

Buy your duck online for £1, before 7pm on Friday 17th, or in-person at the event on Saturday (starts 12pm)

Buy your duck 

If you’re near Cardiff on Saturday 18th, visit our stall and bucket collection in St Davids Shopping Centre, between 10am and 3pm.


Sunday 19th May

Join us for the Dogs Day Out at Margam Park, with Burns Pet Nutrition

There are lots of great activities planned, including agility and a doggy play zone.

The Hope Rescue team will be there with our Handmade by Hope and information stand, and we’ll also be offering microchip checks for your dog.

The event runs from 10am until 4pm. Entry to the event is free. Car parking charges will apply.

Location: Margam Country Park, Margam, Neath Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ

Find out more


Saturday 25th May

We’ll be back at St Davids Shopping Centre in Cardiff, between 10am and 4pm. Come and say hello.


Sunday 26th May

We’re teaming up with Wild Tails for a Fun Dog Show.

The event takes place in the grounds of Tonyrefail Community School starting at 11am, with the dog show from 12pm.

This is a great event for the whole family where you’ll find local market stalls and Hope Rescue stalls such as Handmade by Hope, Teddy Tombola, raffle, and more.

Head to the registration table to join the dog show for £2 per class. You can register on the day or view a list of classes and enter on our website now.

Find out more

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on 26th May

Location: Tonyrefail Community School, Gilfach Road, Porth, CF39 8HG


We also have a stall at the Ocho Lounge in Penarth on Sunday 26th, if you’re in the area.


Saturday 1st June

We’ll be at Llanharan Festival on Saturday 1st June.

Book before 25th May for reduced tickets.

The festival has music, food, and a range of stalls, and we will have a stall there too.

You can also leave a donation for Hope Rescue when buying your tickets online.

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