Hope rescue is a stray dog rescue and therefore we usually cannot take owner surrenders due to space. We understand that making the decision to surrender your dog can be very distressing so we will do our best to help talk you through the options available to you. If we can help, we try to make the process as transparent as possible.

How do I ask for help in rehoming my dog?

In order for us to assess if we can help you, we need to have as much information as possible. You can email us at [email protected] or call us on 01443 226659 to ask for help and if we are in a position to take your dog, a surrender form will be sent to you.

It is vitally important that you provide as much detail as possible; you need to be clear about any issues either health or behaviour-related that your dog may have so we can make sure we can assess whether we can help. Recent pictures of the dog are also helpful.

Your dog must be microchipped prior to being accepted. If you are not the person registered on the chip record you must advise us of the person who is and their agreement for you to surrender the dog.

What happens next?

Once we have received your surrender form along with recent pictures of the dog, we will then add the dog to our waiting list. Someone from Hope Rescue will contact you if a space becomes available and if we are able to take in your dog(s). Please note filling in this form is not an automatic guarantee to take in the dogs.

What if I manage to rehome my dog privately?

By completing this form, you are agreeing to keep Hope Rescue informed, especially if you no longer need assistance. If you do not maintain regular contact, the dog(s) may be removed from the waiting list.

If my dog is offered a space what will happen?

We will advise you if a space becomes available and you will need to bring the dog(s) to our rescue centre in Llanharan along with a signed copy of the surrender form. You should also bring along any other paper work the dog may have such as vaccination cards, pet passport and microchip details etc.

Will my dog be rehomed with Hope Rescue?

Hope Rescue rehomes dogs from its rescue centre but also works with other reputable rescues to help rehome dogs, which means we can help more dogs in need. This may mean your dog could be passed to a third party rescue and may not be directly rehomed by Hope. By signing this form you agree you have been made fully aware your dog may be passed to another rescue and that we are unable to give further details once the dog has moved to them. We do not disclose any information about the rescue which has taken in your dog.

Are Hope Rescue and any third parties non destruct?

While every effort is made to rehome or transfer to another rescue all the dogs surrendered to us, there may be occasions when it is in the best welfare interests of the dog to be euthanised. This will be due to either medical and/ or welfare needs or if it is deemed that the behaviour of the dog may cause a significant risk to the public and/or other animals. All euthanasia decisions are taken in line with our Euthanasia Policy which can be found here.

By signing the form you are confirming that you have read and understood that you are relinquishing any right in the decision making process with regards to the euthanasia of the dog.

How much does it cost to surrender a dog?

Whilst we don't have a set fee for surrendering a dog, we do ask for an appropriate donation to help with their care. For example, it costs around £15 to vaccinate a dog and at least £80 to spay a bitch.

For further information or to chat to one of our team about our surrender process please email us on [email protected] or call us on 01443 22 66 59.