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.


Annual Easter Bingo & Raffle

Friday 11th April 7.30pm at Margrove Park Community Centre. Come along and support us, all welcome, lovely prizes and free refreshments. Tel Lynne on 01287 652086 for more information, directions etc.

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, cakes and tombola too! Please come along - we will be delighted to see you.

The next Meet and Greet will now be Saturday 29th March 2014 from 10.30 til 12.30.   Click here for a map to the kennels. Come along and meet Flora's puppies who are now ready for re-homing and also our other lovely dogs still awaiting their forever home.

A Big Thank You

I would like to say a big thank you to all our supporters who sent in the 2013/2014 Wish Tokens to our Charity and which enabled us to come first in this year'scampaign. We are very grateful to you all and could not have achieved this result without your help. Hopefully the Gazette will have another campaign starting in October and I sincerely hope you can all send me the tokens once again.

Many, many thanks.Sincerely, Gloria Spencer (Secretary)

Good Friday 18th April Sponsored Fun Dog Walk

We are having a fun sponsored dog walk on Good Friday beginning and ending at the SOS charity shop 129a High Street Marske (the shop is between the roundabout in Marske and the Coast Road on the left hand side just after Darbys Glass shop).

There are two routes available of 2 1/2 miles or 1/2 mile via the Stray Café, Redcar. Registration from 11am at the shop. Refreshments for two legs and four legs provided along with raffle, tombola and doggy equipment stall. Come along and join us!

Sponsor forms can be downloaded here or call in the shop and pick one up


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 cant 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 and see our Manageress Pauline Thoms or telephone her on 07804 405309 or Margaret 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 Pauline on 07804 405309, Lynn 07952 334379, Gloria 01642 286679 or Maureen on 01642 279170 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 Pauline on 07804 405309, Lynn 07952 334379, Gloria 01642 286679 or Maureen on 01642 279170 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.