Working to save stray dogs

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Welcome To Save Our Strays

Dogs are man's best friend, their love is unconditional so before buying a dog or puppy please consider adopting a rescue dog that needs a new home. On our website you will find a wide variety of dogs and puppies that need a good loving home.

We are small registered charity in the North East of England who depend completely on public donations to rescue unwanted dogs, mainly from the dog pounds. We are all volunteers who are passionate about rescue dogs and every penny raised goes towards their care.

Dogs like me need a new home

Dogs like me need a homeContact Us

Phone between 9am and 7pm only:

Margaret 01642 488667

Lynn 07952 334379

Lynne 01287 652086

Julie 01642 487328




Please click here to download an application form.

Annual Fun Dog Show - Monday 29th August

Please come along with your furry friends and support us raising money to help our rescue dogs. All our dogs are neutered microchipped and vaccinated and our monthly bills average £5000 which is why we need your help.

Charity stalls (except tombola) welcomed free of charge other sellers donation please of £10

Classes as follows

1. Prettiest bitch

2. Most handsome dog

3. Best cross breed

4. Best thoroughbred

5. Best puppy

6. Best rescue dog

7. Best rescue bitch

8. Junior handler under 16

9. Best dog in the world

10. Waggiest tail

11. Fancy dress (dog not owner)

12. Best in show



Can anyone help at any of our forthcoming fundraising events?

18th June - tombola stall at the Cheshire Home Marske

25th June - Street collecting in Middlesbrough town centre

16th July and 6th August Northallerton Town Hall - help needed to transport sale goods from Marske to Northallerton and help to man the stalls (cakes tombola Bric a brac books and clothing)

Help also needed in our shop in Marske if you can spare a couple of hours a week

Dog walkers needed for Wednesday afternoon and Sunday mornings particularly those who can walk the bigger stronger dogs.


Pick up a copy of the story of Avon the SOS dog who under the care of Jenny Guest went on to become a PAT dog.

A heartwarming story and only £6 from our shop in Marske or telephone Margaret on 01642 488667 or Lynn 07952 334379.

Avon, the story of one Rottweiler, from Dog Pound to a loving home.  His journey back to health, and the ups, and downs, of being a Rottweiler owner, experienced by his "Mum".
How he learned so much in such a short time and eventually became a PAT dog bringing pleasure to people suffering dementia and children attending a Fun day.
Until his final days ending as so many Rottweilers do to a cruel illness, which he never complained about.

Clear Plastic Bags Wanted

A plea for clear plastic bags, suitable for putting curtains and bedding in to display in the shop.Please either drop them off at the shop or send them to Gloria Spencer at 20 Rossendale Close, Marske by the Sea, Redcar, TS11 6DT.

Meet and Greets

We are now doing Meet and Greets again at Old Park Farm Boarding kennels every Sunday from 11am til 12:30 weather permitting.

If the weather is bad please telephone Margaret on 01642 488667 or Lynn 07952 334379 to check that it is still going ahead.

SOS Charity Shop

Our latest venture in opening a charity shop at 129a High Street, Marske by the Sea TS11 6JX (just a few doors down from Darby's Glass shop) is going very well so far.

We are delighted with all the support you have given us to get this project up and running, we can't do it without you all. We are still looking for regular volunteers to help sort and price up donated items, if you feel you could help us a few hours a week (10 til 1pm or 1pm til 4pm) please either call in the shop and see Margaret or telephone her on 01642 488667.

We are also looking for good quality items to sell including clothing, shoes, accessories, jewellery, DVDs, CDs, books, household items, crockery, bedding, bric a brac, small pieces of furniture and pet items.

The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10am til 4pm and you are welcome to drop items off directly to the shop. Larger items which are too big for the shop are being sold on our Facebook Save Our Strays selling page.

If transport is an issue please telephone Lynn 07952 334379 or Gloria 01642 286679 to arrange collection/drop off or email us at

Urgent - Donated Items Wanted for Tombolas

Tombolas raise a great deal of money for Save Our Strays and we are always in need of good quality/new items, unwanted gifts etc to use on our stalls. Are you able to help us out? If so, please telephone Lynn 07952 334379, or Gloria 01642 286679 to arrange collection/drop off or email us at

Now I am loved.

A year ago now
I was all skin and bone,
I was lost and forgotten
on the streets all alone.

A poem by Anne Taylor. July 2010

Link to read the whole poem

Others helping Rescue Dogs

Why not look at Dog Rescue they do similar work to SOS and this is a new site aimed at helping home dogs that have been in rescue for sometime.