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.



Urgent Permanent Foster Home Needed - Bailey

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Bailey is not doing well in kennels now and desperately needs to be out. We will rehome him on a permanent foster basis and therefore SOS will pick up any future vets bills for him.

Bailey is a lovely 9 year old Patterdale terrier who came to us from the local pound where he had been taken as a stray. Bailey is a friendly but very lively boy who just loves to get out on his walks so he still needs lots of excercise and he seems OK with most other dogs.

If you would like some more information or to come and meet Bailey, please telephone Margaret on 01642 488667 or Lynn 07952 334379.

Urgent Foster Home or Permanent Home Needed - India

India is a gorgeous whippet cross who came to us initially from the local dog pound where she had been picked up as a stray. She is now back with us as her Rehome didn't work out. She is a young dog around a year old, initially quite nervous until she knows you. India needs to be the only dog in the home, although she gets on fine with dogs outside on her walks. She is going downhill quickly in kennels as she is frightened, so is there anyone out there who could find a place for India in their home?

If you would like to come and meet India, please telephone Margaret on 01642 488667 to arrange an appointment.


Thank you to White Cross Vets

Called at White Cross Vets Coulby Newham tonight to collect what I thought was a box of donations for Save Our Strays. Was overwhelmed to find that the staff and clients had collected all this for us!

Thank you White Cross staff and clients - you are amazing and we are extremely grateful xxxx


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.

2015 Evening Gazette Wish Token Appeal

Yes folks, it's that time of year again and we have again entered the competition to win a share of the funds to help us to continue our work in rescuing and rehoming unfortunate and sick dogs. Our monthly veterinary and kennel costs combined are in the region of £5000 which is funded primarily from donations from members of the public.

Please can you collect these tokens published daily in the Evening Gazette and post to our Secretary Gloria Spencer at 20 Rossendale Close, Marske, drop in at our charity shop at 129a High Street Marske, or alternatively telephone Lynn on 07952 334379 to arrange collection.

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.

Monthly Meet and Greet

We will shortly resume Meet and Greets again at the kennels hopefully on a weekly basis, please watch this space!! In the meantime if you would like to come and meet one of our dogs please telephone Margaret on 01642 488667 or Lynn 07952 334379 to arrange an appointment

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.