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Hope Rescue is not a rescue in the conventional sense. We are primarily a co-ordinating rescue. Most of our work involves moving dogs from put to sleep or emergency situations. We secure rescue spaces for these dogs with reputable rescues and we will also transport them to the rescue.

The majority of the dogs we deal with are strays from Local Authority pounds which would otherwise be euthanised once they have completed their statutory 7 days.

We also take in dogs for rehoming ourselves via a network of fantastic and dedicated foster homes which enable us to fully assess the dogs in our care prior to rehoming. Details of our current dogs for rehoming can be found below or please visit our website Hope Rescue Website.

Rehoming procedure

All of our dogs are neutered (if over 6 months), vaccinated, flea treated, wormed and micro-chipped prior to adoption.

We ask for a minimum donation as follows:

£160 , all dogs if old enough are neutered , if not old enough neutering is the new families responsibility.

We have a thorough rehoming process at Hope Rescue:

Completion of our initial Interest Form
Informal telephone chat
Home Check
Meet the Dog
Guardianship Agreement
Follow-up visit (if necessary)

We also have some basic rehoming criteria. Occasionally we can be flexible and this will be detailed on the individual dogs rehoming information:

We do not rehome to homes with children under 5 years unless specified on the individual dogs rehoming information

We do not rehome to homes with existing dogs that are not neutered (unless for medical or exceptional circumstances)

We will rehome certain dogs to full-time workers where specified in the rehoming information, however you must make arrangements for someone to visit during the day e.g. a dog sitter

Prior to rehoming you will be required to visit the dog either in our kennels or foster home together with any other dogs in your family

If you are interested in one of our dogs then you can down load the paperwork from the website Rehoming Paperwork or please ring 07834 525753 (no calls after 9 p.m. please) or email her at dogs@hoperescue.org.uk


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post 24th Sep 2014, 11:45 am
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Hope Rescue (Registered Charity 1129629) is primarily a co-ordinating rescue helping stray dogs in Local Authority pounds who would otherwise be euthanised. We commit to four Local Authorities in South Wales to take ALL their strays following completion of their statutory 7 days, and also help other local pounds and Rescues as and when resources allow. Our aim is to place most of the dogs we help with other reputable rescues; we cover many thousands of miles every year transporting dogs throughout the U.K. We also rehome dogs ourselves via a network of foster homes. If we cannot secure a rescue or foster space we also use private boarding kennels in South Wales. Last year we helped over 600 dogs, over 100 of which we rehomed ourselves.

Adopting a Hope Rescue Dog

Our rehoming process at Hope Rescue ensures the right dog is matched to the right home.

Completion of our initial Interest Form
Informal telephone chat with a member of the Adoption Team
Informal telephone chat with the Foster Home or Rescue Manager
Home Check
Meet the Dog
Adoption Agreement
Follow-up visit (if applicable)

Whilst we do have some basic rehoming criteria, they are guidelines as opposed to blanket policies. We try to be flexible to match the needs of the individual dog and the suitability of the home offered. Each dog will have its own specific requirements for a new home and this will be detailed in their rehoming information. Answers to many of the frequently asked questions can be found on the website or just get in touch.

All of our dogs are neutered (if over 6 months), vaccinated, flea treated, wormed and microchipped prior to adoption. The microchip will be dual registered to both the adopter and Hope Rescue. If a puppy is not old enough to be neutered then this must be carried out at the owner’s expense when old enough, and the relevant form completed by the vet and returned to Hope Rescue.

If you are interested in one of our dogs then you can down load the paperwork from the Hope Rescue Website, ring 07834 525753 or email adoption@hoperescue.org.uk


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post 24th Sep 2014, 11:49 am
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Barney is a 9 month old Yorkie cross Shihtzu, who came into our care after a change in his owners circumstances. He is currently in foster in Hereford.

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Whenever a dog comes into our care we ensure that they are with their foster carer for a minimum of 2 weeks before they are rehomed. This is because the majority of our dogs come from the council pounds with no previous history and we need this initial assessment period to see what sort of temperament and personality they have and their needs from a new home.

Once this information has been submitted by the foster home we then look at the interest forms we have received in advance and try to make the closest match for the dog’s individual needs. We do not work on a first come first served basis and we do not reserve dogs in advance. Some dogs can have a lot of interest and we try to find the perfect home for each dog.

All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and micro-chipped prior to adoption. A homecheck will be required, and you will need to come and meet the dog with your own dogs and family. We have a suggested minimum donation of £160. An Adoption Interest Form can be downloaded from the www.hoperescue.org.uk or by emailing adoption@hoperescue.org.uk


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post 24th Sep 2014, 11:56 am
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Berry is a 2 year old Collie, currently in emergency boarding near Porth, South Wales.

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Whenever a dog comes into our care we ensure that they are with their foster carer for a minimum of 2 weeks before they are rehomed. This is because the majority of our dogs come from the council pounds with no previous history and we need this initial assessment period to see what sort of temperament and personality they have and their needs from a new home.

Once this information has been submitted by the foster home we then look at the interest forms we have received in advance and try to make the closest match for the dog’s individual needs. We do not work on a first come first served basis and we do not reserve dogs in advance. Some dogs can have a lot of interest and we try to find the perfect home for each dog.

All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and micro-chipped prior to adoption. A homecheck will be required, and you will need to come and meet the dog with your own dogs and family. We have a suggested minimum donation of £160. An Adoption Interest Form can be downloaded from the www.hoperescue.org.uk or by emailing adoption@hoperescue.org.uk


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post 24th Sep 2014, 12:04 pm
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Bodie is a 3 year old Rottweiler x Dogue de Bordeaux and came into our care via his previous owners. He is currently in kennels near Newark, Nottinghamshire.

The Bodie Fact File

Dog status: Previous lived with a female Rottweiler
Cat status: No cats please!
Child status: Adult home or older children
Home alone: Very good.
Basic training: Good basic training

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Bodie has struggled with the move from a home environment living with another dog to kennels and is looking for a quieter experienced home where he has the time and patience to be allowed to come round in his own time.

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Bodie previously lived with an older calm female Rottweiler and he could be rehomed with another dog with careful introductions. The dogs would need to meet at the kennels initially and build up a relationship before the final move to the house. He has been fine with all the dogs he has met whilst being in kennels choosing to back away if another dog barks in his direction. He would also go home with the kennel manager at the previous kennels for the weekend and happily shared his space with 3 other large breed dogs. Bodie cannot be rehomed with cats.

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Bodie is a nervous lad and does seem more comfortable with women than with men. We would be looking for an adult home but may consider one with older dog savvy children that understand he needs time and space and may feel threatened initially. Whilst in a busy, loud kennel environment Bodie has snapped at a gentleman that he had only just met who leaned over him. He has recently moved kennels and is far more confident in his interactions now. Once Bodie has met you and said hello he will remember you and ask for cuddles and kisses each time you visit again.

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Bodie has good basic manners and walks nicely on the lead. With people he knows he is a real cuddle monster and whenever you stop for a break will demand cuddles. He travels well in the car and while nervous at the vets prefers to stand back rather than be the focus of attention. Bodie is both treat and toy motivated which makes calm positive based training much easier. He only moved kennels a few weeks ago and is a different dog already. In the right home this boy has the potential to be amazing!

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Bodie is neutered, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated. He will be micro-chipped at our octs when moved to his new home.

In summary, Bodie is looking for an experienced, quiet home where he is given time and space to find his feet without feeling threatened. He could share with another dog.

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All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and micro-chipped prior to adoption. A homecheck will be required, and you will need to come and meet the dog with your own dogs and family. We have a suggested minimum donation of £160. An Adoption Interest Form can be downloaded from the www.hoperescue.org.uk or by emailing adoption@hoperescue.org.uk



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post 24th Sep 2014, 12:19 pm
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Bolt is a 3 year old American Bulldog cross who was returned into our care when the previous adopter's home circumstances changed. He is currently in emergency boarding near Porth, South Wales.

The Bolt Fact File
Dog status: Previously lived with a smaller dog.
Cat status: No cats please.
Child status: Older children please
House training: Very good
Home alone: After settling would be suitable for part time workers.
Basic training: Needs some work on self-control but has good basics and willing to learn.


Bolt is a stunning American bulldog cross (we were told he was a full ABD when he was signed in to our care at 7 months initially). He is a fantastic all round family dog but a bit bonkers!

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Bolt shared his previous home with a Bichon Frise and had lived with a large breed female before coming in to our care originally when he was 7 months old. His behaviour around other dogs will be assessed in kennels but apart from being a daft big lad with an excitable nature that may frighten some dogs we have no reason to think he isn’t dog friendly. He is a large dog and can play boisterously so care would need to be taken with frail or elderly dogs and he would need to meet any resident dogs at the kennels initially.

Bolt did live with cats when he was a puppy and was fine, however his return assessment does say that he is not cat friendly. Due to his boisterous nature we would suggest no cats initially.

Bolt is very good with people but he forgets his size and strength and will and does bound into people. He could be fostered with older children who are used to large breed dogs. There isn't a temperament issue as Bolt has lived with children from birth upwards but he is a big silly oaf and will knock younger children over.

We have been told that Bolt can be left for a few hours and would be suitable for part time workers. However at the moment he has lots of pent up energy and needs to settle initially. Bolt will need an active home that is able to work with his basic training and his self-control. He will need a secure garden with fencing 6 feet and above. Bolt travels well in the car (although he does need a dog guard or car harness otherwise he will try to sit in your lap!)

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All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and micro-chipped prior to adoption. A homecheck will be required, and you will need to come and meet the dog with your own dogs and family. We have a suggested minimum donation of £160. An Adoption Interest Form can be downloaded from the www.hoperescue.org.uk or by emailing adoption@hoperescue.org.uk




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post 24th Sep 2014, 12:25 pm
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Brad is a 4 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier and is currently on foster in Treharris, South Wales.

The Brad Fact File
Dog status: Good out on walks but would do best as the only dog in a new home
Cat status: Unknown
Child status: Good, could be rehomed with children over the age of 8 years
House training: Excellent
Home alone: Has been fine for the short periods he has been left by his foster carer
Basic training: Very good

The cold winters nights are drawing near and what better way to warm yourself up than cuddles on the settee from Brad. This is one loving, tactile and adorable dog. Do not miss out on the chance to be his new family. Brad has settled very well in his foster home after a long time spent in kennels. He has shown himself to be house trained, good on the lead, good with other dogs out on walks and a confident and well socialised dog.

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Brad is the only dog in his foster home but was assessed in kennels as needing to be the only dog in the home. He was very bonded with Sally an older Staffie who he came in with but unfortunately in a home environment they struggled together. Out and about though Brad has been fine with the dogs he has met. He will grumble at rude dogs that come over a little too quickly but generally has coped very well and now has regular walking buddies. Brad will not be rehomed with cats.

Brad is great with humans; adults and children. He adores meeting new people and being made a fuss of and is kind and gentle with the children he has met. Brad is not over demanding and not a bouncy dog that is in your face but will politely ask for attention and enjoys just being with people.

Brad has a good level of basic training; he walks well on his lead and will sit and wait for food. He has shown no destructive or possessive behaviour and travels well in the car. He is house trained and chooses to sleep downstairs at night. He has now been left for a couple of hours and has shown no sign of being distressed or upset. That being said he would not be rehomed with a full time worker as we do not know how he would react to being left for longer periods especially as he will be the only dog in the home. He is not looking for a new home where he will be ignored and side lined. Brad has spent a long time in kennels and he deserves to be included in a family home life now and get lots of love and affection.

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In summary Brad is looking for a new family unit who don’t have any other pets but are looking for an affectionate uncomplicated companion for long walks and cosy evenings. Brad is one of the most grateful dogs we have seen and has bucket loads of love to share.

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All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and micro-chipped prior to adoption. A homecheck will be required, and you will need to come and meet the dog with your own dogs and family. We have a suggested minimum donation of £160. An Adoption Interest Form can be downloaded from the www.hoperescue.org.uk or by emailing adoption@hoperescue.org.uk


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post 24th Sep 2014, 12:29 pm
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Buster is a 9 month old Yorkie cross Shih Tzu, who came into our care after a change in his owners circumstances. He is currently in foster in Hereford.

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Whenever a dog comes into our care we ensure that they are with their foster carer for a minimum of 2 weeks before they are rehomed. This is because the majority of our dogs come from the council pounds with no previous history and we need this initial assessment period to see what sort of temperament and personality they have and their needs from a new home.

Once this information has been submitted by the foster home we then look at the interest forms we have received in advance and try to make the closest match for the dog’s individual needs. We do not work on a first come first served basis and we do not reserve dogs in advance. Some dogs can have a lot of interest and we try to find the perfect home for each dog.

All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and micro-chipped prior to adoption. A homecheck will be required, and you will need to come and meet the dog with your own dogs and family. We have a suggested minimum donation of £160. An Adoption Interest Form can be downloaded from the www.hoperescue.org.uk or by emailing adoption@hoperescue.org.uk



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post 24th Sep 2014, 12:39 pm
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Cherry is a 2 year old Staffie cross and is currently in kennels near Newark, Nottinghamshire.

The Cherry Fact File

Dog status: Would prefer to be only dog but may be able to rehomed with larger male.
Cat status: Absolutely no cats please!
Child status: Older children or adult home.
House training: Perfect
Home alone: Can be left for short periods, not suitable for full time worker
Basic training: Excellent – Gold Award!

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Please crosspost and share Cherry as while she initially reads as a difficult dog she has so so much to offer and has come so far in so many ways. She does need a special home and while it will be difficult to find in that home Cherry will be amazing and a joy.

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Cherry spent a lot of her younger life in kennels but once moved to foster settled very quickly and easily into her foster home. She was fostered without other pets in a quiet home with just one adult. She met children and other dogs when out and about and was fine with male dogs and showed no sign of anxiousness with children. She was rehomed almost a year ago to a family home who worked very hard with Cherry but it was in her best interests to return to our care to find a new home. Cherry has the benefit of being one of our most assessed dogs ever!

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Cherry would either be best as an only pet or may accept a larger male dog as a canine companion. She has bonded with dogs while in kennels but always towards the big lads with a steady temperament. If we did consider a home with a resident dog there would need to be several meetings and it would need to be an experienced home. We would not rehome her into a multi-dog household or a home with female dogs. Cherry’s behaviour seems to be due to lack of socialisation when younger and will manifest itself as fear aggression towards the other dog or over exuberant rough play which she doesn’t know how to control. She has had behaviourist led positive interactions with other dogs in one to one and groups situations which can be managed but it is clear that Cherry would struggle living full time with other dogs that she is not at ease with.

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Cherry cannot be rehomed with cats or small furries, but is good with horses and would enjoy helping out at a stables?

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Cherry has been great with people and is good with children but is looking for an adult home preferably or one with older children is a possibility. She has poor self-control when meeting people or when you return and will jump and nip in excitement. Once settled Cherry is loving and affectionate and very people orientated. She has really enjoyed spending time with people in the annexe at the kennels and quickly shows what an amazing dog she is and how much pleasure she has to give. In the right home Cherry will be an amazing addition … even in the wrong environment she has a way of winning people’s hearts.

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Cherry worked her way through Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards while in her previous home and learnt: Sit, Down, Stand, Wait, Stay, Recall, Watch me, Walk to heel, wait to go through doorways after the human, wait and sit at the side of the road, wait to enter a car on command, leave food, leave a treat in front of her till told to “take it”, leave/give up a toy during play (tug), come away from distractions, and tricks: Spin, rollover, creepies etc. Her training was all positive training based and used treat or toy rewards and clicker training and she responds well to both. She is a pleasure and a joy to work with.

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Cherry is house trained and able to be left for short periods without issues though wouldn’t cope with full time workers. She has not been crate trained as found this distressing but is able to be left in loose without issue. She is not destructive in the home and will always chew on her own toys or a bone if she is bored. She travels well in the car. Cherry found living in a busy family home environment difficult and over stimulating especially with children coming and going and a busy road outside. When in foster in a quiet house she was much calmer and able to relax. Ideally we would like a rural home for Cherry where she is able to lower her adrenaline levels enough to allow her to learn some self-control.

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All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and micro-chipped prior to adoption. A homecheck will be required, and you will need to come and meet the dog with your own dogs and family. We have a suggested minimum donation of £160. An Adoption Interest Form can be downloaded from the www.hoperescue.org.uk or by emailing adoption@hoperescue.org.uk


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Cleo is a 3 year old Staffie cross and is currently in kennels near Newark, Nottinghamshire.

The Cleo Fact File

Dog status: Looking for an only pet foster home
Cat status: No cats please
Child status: Loves people and could be fostered with older children
Home alone: Unknown
Basic training: Good basic training and walks well on the lead. Responds well to clicker training.

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Hope were asked to help with Cleo as she was being kept in conditions where she was at real risk. Before Cleo came into Hope’s care she was kept in a tiny cage with other caged dogs close by and only let out briefly. She was in very poor condition when she arrived and while we were told she would not tolerate kennelling she has settled in well and her condition has much improved, both mentally and physically. She is now very much ready to find her new home.

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Due to being kept in such close confines under such stressful conditions with other dogs in similar circumstances, she is not great with other dogs and will need continued socialisation with other dogs outside the home. This work has begun in kennels but it is limited how far this can go while in this environment. Unfortunately we can only consider pet free foster homes for Cleo at present but her out and about behaviour with other dogs is much less of a worry now. Cleo would prefer not to share her home with cats!

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Cleo is very much a people dog and loves to have fusses, is very responsive and really good fun to be around. She spends time in the annex at the kennels providing an indication of how she would be in a home environment. Initially she would mug you for treats and then get on with the important task of exploring. Nowadays she is much more laid back and likes nothing more than a tummy rub and cuddle and using the time out to relax. We would consider homes with older children as long as they are dog experienced.

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Since coming into Hope’s care she has been having weekly sessions with a behaviourist and is doing brilliantly. She walks nicely on a lead and doesn’t pull when she reaches the end. She can be a little hesitant of new noises and places but will sit patiently when asked. She is now much calmer around the other dogs and while we do not allow close meetings between the kennel dogs she will walk well in the group and pass other dogs on the path politely. She is food motivated and responds well to clicker training. She sits well and will offer a paw (whether asked or not). Cleo has been out of kennels for home visits at the weekend and has been 100% clean in the house and calm and well mannered. She travels well and has shown no destructive behaviour.

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In summary, Cleo has come on leaps and bounds in the last few months and is now definitely ready for her own home. She really is a lovely girl who needs to forget her past and move onto a brighter future. If you think you can offer a space to Cleo but want to know a bit more about her first you are welcome to talk to the behaviourist who has been working with her.

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All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and micro-chipped prior to adoption. A homecheck will be required, and you will need to come and meet the dog with your own dogs and family. We have a suggested minimum donation of £160. An Adoption Interest Form can be downloaded from the www.hoperescue.org.uk or by emailing adoption@hoperescue.org.uk



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