Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, for most anyway. We want to make sure the festive magic is felt by all the dogs in our care at our rescue centre and in foster care. With this in mind and as we currently have fewer restrictions in place, we will be launching our Christmas Shoebox Appeal once again.

If you live locally, then why not start collecting some much-needed treats for a Christmas Shoebox 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’s list for our dogs.

*if we are oversubscribed with items, we may use your gift to support our dogs in other ways*

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 hotdogs

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

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 9am-5pm Mon-Sat

Other locations:

Action Petz, 22-25 Wentloog Buildings, Wentloog Road, Cardiff CF3 1TH

K8 Short Bark n Sides Unit 1 Hollybush Estate, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 7DS

Wooden Tops Furniture 15-16 Queens Court, Bridgend CF31 3TQ

Tesco Extra Cowbridge Road, Bridgend CF31 3SQ

The Natural Pet Pantry  98 High Street  Barry CF62 7DS

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

Grooming Marvellous 1 Oak Lane, Machen, Nr Caerphilly CF83 8SQ 

Pete's Natural Dog Shop Units 3 & 4 The Courtyard, George Street, Pontypool, NP4 6LR

Hay and Brecon Farmers Unit 6, Avondale Industrial Estate, Avondale Road, Cwmbran, NP44 1UF

Sir Robert McAlpine 100 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4TT