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

Permanent foster home desperately needed for poor little Tilly - please view her profile on the We Need a Home Page.

SOS Sponsored Dog Walk - 20th September

PART OF THE WORLDWIDE WALK FOR ANIMALS - Raising funds for SOS and a donation to Jaks Legacy Fund
Sunday 20th September from 11am, Starting and ending from our shop at 129a High Street Marske via the Stray Café, Redcar
Come along and be a part of this unique first worldwide dog walk ever! Sponsor Forms available from the shop, by email or any SOS member.

Annual August Bank Holiday Fun Dog Show

Our annual fun dog show will be held as usual at Redcar Rugby Club, Green Lane Redcar on Monday 31st August from 11am. Classes to be added later.

Anyone who would like to have a stall of their own at the show please contact Lynn 07952 334379 Margaret 01642 488667 or email we are asking for a donation of £10, charity stalls free.

Anyone who would like to sponsor any of the classes below (minimum £10) please telephone Margaret 01642 488667 or Gloria 01642 286679.

Classes will be:

  • 1. Best crossbreed
  • 2. Best pedigree
  • 3. Best rescue dog
  • 4. Best rescue bitch
  • 5. Best SOS rescue dog
  • 6. Most handsome dog
  • 7. Prettiest bitch
  • 8. Best puppy (12 weeks-1year)
  • 9. Junior handler (child under 16)
  • 10. Best terrier
  • 11. Best large breed
  • 12.Golden oldie
  • 13.Fancy dress
  • 14.Dog the judge would most like to take home
  • 15.Best in show

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.