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post 28th Jul 2007, 7:31 am
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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, 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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post 24th Sep 2014, 1:49 pm
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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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post 13th Nov 2014, 2:31 pm
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Harley, an 11 month old English Bull Terrier cross Collie, is one of Lady Mary’s pups who were born into our care almost a year ago. He has returned to our care as he is too full on for his previous family. He is currently in kennels near Porth, South Wales.
The Harley Fact File

Dog status: Good but he is boisterous and plays rough so he would need robust friends who have a similar play style
Cat status: Cannot be rehomed with cats
Child status: Good but excitable, can be rehomed with children who are used to dogs.
House training: Good
Home alone: Fine for short periods, not suitable for full time worker
Basic training: Good but could do with a bit of fine tuning.

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Harley is a loving, giving, fun, comical dog but he is also high energy and low attention span! He is looking for an experienced owner who can work with him to direct his energy in the right direction. He would benefit from an activity as a future goal which could include for example agility or cani-cross.

Harley is dog friendly, some would say a little over friendly! He could be rehomed as the only dog or with canine company however, the other dogs would need to be playful types (or very tolerant of bouncy young dogs attempting to play with them!). His play style is full on and he isn’t always able to read another dogs body language so we would not recommend him with elderly or frail dogs. He can be reactive with dogs outside the home when challenged. Harley is used to cats but he does struggle at time not to chase them! He may be suitable to love with dog savvy cats.

Harley adores people and has grown up in a home environment with a young child. We have no concerns regarding his temperament and he could be rehomed with a family with dog savvy children without concern.

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Harley has some good basic training but he does have a short attention span! He will need some initial work in his lead walking as he will pull. While he may have the attention span of a flea he is both food and praise orientated and responds well to clicker training. He does get frustrated easily and worries if he isn’t getting things right straight away which means he will start jumping up and getting silly especially if he isn’t getting what he wants. Harley has shown no possessive behaviour, is more than happy to be touched all over and travels well in the car.

Harley adores being out and about in the world and does struggle to behave when he isn’t doing “stuff” so he will be looking for an active new owner who can give him not only two decent walks a day but also has the time and patience to mentally tire him out. While he can be left for short periods he does get bored quickly and will get up to mischief. We would prefer someone who is in for most of the day but will look at each home offer individually. Harley would not cope with being left full time hours (and neither would his new family). Having good quality toys, filled Kong’s and chews such as rawhide or pigs ears will keep him distracted and will allow his time left alone to be built up. He will need a secure garden.

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In summary, Harley is an active young dog that needs a home that can help channel his energy in a useful direction. Harley adores people and responds to praise and attention and has huge potential. He would excel in a home that is looking for a


All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered (if over 6 months), vaccinated, flea treated, wormed and micro-chipped prior to adoption. 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. 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. Hope Rescue rehomes throughout the UK. A Pre-Home Interest Form can be downloaded from www.hoperescue.org.uk and should be returned to adoption@hoperescue.org.uk


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