Working to save stray dogs in the North East

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

Pauline 07804 405309

Julie 01642 487328





£7 per year. Please go to the About us page for more details. Here is the application form.


Wish Token Appeal 2014

Yes it's that time of year again when we ask all our supporters to collect the Wish Tokens which appear in the Evening Gazette newspaper for us to hopefully win a share of the funds.

You were absolutely amazing last year and collected the most Wish Tokens of any charity so for the first time ever our little charity came first! This year we are hoping to do well again as we always need funds to support our dogs, to rescue them and provide a roof over their heads and to ensure that they get essential veterinary treatment and neutering, in addition to the standard vaccinations and microchipping. Our monthly bills are running between £5,000 to £6,000 every month so we have to have a constant programme of fundraising and appeals to meet this.

Wish Tokens can be posted to our Secretary, Gloria Spencer at 20 Rossendale Close, Marske TS11 6DT, taken into our Save Our Strays charity shop at 129a High Street, Marske TS11 6JX or telephone Gloria 01642 286679 or Lynn 07952 334379 to arrange collection.

Here's hoping!!!

Annual Fun Dog Show, Bank Holiday Monday

Our annual Fun Dog Show on Bank Holiday Monday was a resounding success, the weather was perfect and everyone, dogs and their owners alike had a good time. We had record entries for all our classes this year and over 40 dogs had their paws read by our very own Gypsy Rover Lee the doggy fortune teller who even made the local paper!

Thank you all once again for all your continued support of our small charity and you will be pleased to know that you have helped us to raise a record £1,942 from this event.

Check out our events gallery for photos of the dog show.


Monthly Meet and Greet

Now held at the kennels at Old Park Farm, Whitby Road, Guisborough, TS14 6PU where you can come and meet all our dogs available for rehoming and we would also like to see our rehomed SOS dogs too (and their families). We will have refreshments and biscuits too! Please come along - we will be delighted to see you.

The next Meet and Greet will now be Saturday 27th September 2014 from 10.30 til 12.00 and this will be the last one of the year.   Click here for a map to the kennels. Come along and meet our lovely dogs still awaiting their forever home.

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, Gloria 01642 286679 or Stef on 07526 568841 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 Stef on 07526 568841, 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.