Hope Rescue

Hope Rescue

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  • Animals / wildlife

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Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Since 2005 Hope Rescue has been saving the lives of stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs that, through no fault of their own, need a second chance. We commit to take all the unclaimed stray dogs from three Local Authorities in South Wales - Merthyr Tydfil, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent - irrespective of their age, breed or medical condition, and we also have the stray dog contracts for another three Local Authorities – Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Vale of Glamorgan (West). Space permitting, we also help owners in crisis who need to surrender their dogs, giving them peace of mind that their dogs will be rehomed responsibly. We also work closely with Valleys Greyhound Track to take in their ex-racing greyhounds.


We operate from our rescue centre in Llanharan, South Wales which has 51 rescue kennels, two exercise paddocks, an indoor training centre, grooming room and 18 acres of private woodland. Currently, we help around 800 dogs a year and as well as rehoming from our rescue centre, we also work with other rescues, including Blue Cross, Dogs Trust and Battersea to take our dogs. This enables us to significantly increase the number of dogs we help.

Our “Hope in the Community” programme focuses on helping both pets and people. We offer supported volunteering and employment placements at both our rescue centre and charity shop, working with several third sector organisations representing disadvantaged groups. Our respite service supports pet owners in crisis, for example facing domestic abuse, homelessness or hospitalisation.

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