About us Our Mission, Vision and Values Our Vision Our vision is a future where all pets are provided with a responsible and loving home for life and that Hope Rescue is recognised as a high quality provider of animal welfare and community services. Our Mission Our mission is to: 1. Reduce the number of dogs euthanised in the UK every year by providing a kennel space at our rescue centre, a foster home or rescue placement for animals in emergency situations; 2. Reduce the number of dogs entering the animal welfare system through campaigning for change, education and the promotion of responsible ownership; and the provision of support to owners to help them keep their pets. 3. Promote the therapeutic benefits of pet ownership and interaction with dogs. 4. Provision of support to owners to help them keep their pets. You can read our Strategic Plan for 2015/16 to 2017/18 here. Our Core Values At Hope Rescue we are guided in our work by the following core values: Quality of care We seek to provide our dogs with the best quality of care available within our resources. We aim to ensure each dog has its emotional and physical wellbeing met through: a suitable environment; a suitable diet; providing the ability to exhibit normal behaviour patterns; and protecting it from pain, suffering, injury and disease. Finding the right home for the right animal Each dog is assessed and each home evaluated on their individual circumstances to ensure the right match. We aim to avoid blanket rehoming polices as far as possible to ensure a flexible approach to adoption. Compassion for dogs and people We show compassion for both the dogs in our care and the people we deal with, whatever their circumstances for using our services. Integrity We do not discriminate against the dogs we help based on their breed, age or medical condition. No adoptable dog is unnecessarily euthanised due to space or time constraints. Strategic approach We do not just deal with the problems caused by poor animal welfare, but actively seek to tackle the root causes and work towards being part of the solution. Transparency and accountability We strive to work in a way that is open, honest, and transparent and is accountable to our stakeholders. We respect and value our staff, volunteers, partners and supporters.