About Hope Rescue
Hope helps dogs and cats in need who are abused, abandoned, neglected or no longer being cared for properly. We are their HOPE!
Our mission is to help, heal and rehome, giving them the happily ever after they deserve.
We also help homes in need with food donations and training advice.
We are animal loving volunteers who spend our lives dedicated to our rescues. Once an animal has entered our program, they are placed into one of our foster homes. Our rescues will always have their vaccinations updated, spayed and/or neutered. They will also receive all the specialized veterinarian care they need. While in their foster homes they not only learn their basic obedience and proper manners they also learn about love, fun and security.
Training & Rehabilitation
Our rescued dogs are rehabilitated and trained with positive reinforcement techniques. These methods create highly adoptable dogs by helping them gain confidence and communicate clearly. We always need foster homes and volunteers. If you would like to become a foster home or volunteer, please visit our 'Volunteer and Foster Home’ page and see how you can help.
Once our rescued animal is finished with their vetting and training, they are placed up for adoption. We learn our rescue's needs and based on our knowledge, experience and observation of each individual rescue, their requirements to adopt them are specifically set for them. We maintain consistency by following a very strict adoption process. If you would like to adopt a HOPE rescue, please visit our “Adoption” page on our website. Hope-rescue.org
Hope relies completely on donations to help those in need. Please consider a tax deductible donation.
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What is HOPE?
“Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.”
– Dr. Robert Anthony
The Adoption Process will begin once the rescue has been spayed or neutered, given age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, heartworm tested, wormed and flea treated. The rescue will have also received their own individual rehabilitation and obedience training.
An Adoption Application can be completed by visiting our websites, hope-rescue.org. Please read our "Fine Print" page before completing the application. The questions are very extensive which assists us in providing the safest and most appropriate homes for our rescues. All questions must be answered and incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed. After you have submitted the application, a representative will contact you to discuss your application, answer any questions and possibly schedule a Meet n Greet.
Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment! Please do NOT submit an application unless everyone in the home is ready to adopt a pet. All family members must be committed to the care, training and attention your new pet will require. This includes a financial responsibility to provide vetting and routine care.
Meet n Greets are by appointment only and are scheduled by one of our representatives. All family members, including current pets, are required to come. This is your chance to spend a little time with the rescue and begin to learn about their personality. If the Meet n Greet is a success, a Trial Run is then set up.
The Home Inspection is set up by a HOPE representative. They will come to your home to make sure you are ready for your new addition. They will look for safety hazards inside the home, check fencing, zip lines and tie outs etc. If changes are needed, they will guide you with advice on how to correct. When your home inspection passes then a Trial Run is set up.
A Trial Run is designed to help the rescue transition smoothly into your home. A representative will bring the rescue to your home and if it is determined that you have everything ready for your potential new family member, the rescue will stay with you on a trial basis. We require that the first 2 days of a Trial Run be strictly dedicated to the rescue. Please do not schedule any other obligations so your focus can be solely on helping him/her settle into your home and begin to learn your routine. We will send their food, a favorite toy, and a familiar article to help make their transition as seamless as possible. A Trial Run normally lasts 2-3 weeks.
If it is determined during the Trial Run that the rescue is a good fit for your family, a representative will make a follow-up visit and finalize the adoption. At this time, you will sign the Adoption Agreement and pay the adoption fee. It is mandatory that, by this visit, you have purchased a safe leash, an approved collar (martingale or buckle style) and a personal identification tag.
Please know that adopting a rescue not only saves the life of that pet,
it also allows us to save a 2nd life by opening another spot in our program.