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

Alison 01642 279272



Desperate Dog!! - Louie

**Please look at my page on We Need a Home**

Anyone who may be interested in offering him a home please telephone Margaret 01642 488667 or Lynn 07952 334379 for more information 

URGENT - Please help Morgan

Our lovely Morgan desperately needs an MRI scan on his brain to find out what's going on with him. We have had X-rays, ultrasounds and bloods done at our vets already so he has been referred to Wear Referrals at Bradbury for the MRI and associated blood tests. This has been estimated by them as £3000! Please can I ask you to help him and donate a little to help him have this scan. £1 from each person would cover it.

You can donate via:
  • PayPal at
  • ByText ASOS13 (JustGiving)
  • Our website (the donate now button)
  • By cheque / cash to our shop or any member of the SOS team or post to 20 St Germains Lane Marske TS11 7LH

Wish Token Time!

** All Wish Tokens need to be with SOS by the latest 22nd January as they have to be with the Gazette before Friday 26th to be included in the total **

Please can you support Save Our Strays by collecting the Wish Tokens printed in the Gazette? The Gazette is printing tokens every day from today to Saturday 6th January 2018. All you have to do is to cut them out and pass them on to us.

You can send them to Gloria Spencer, 20 Rossendale Close, Marske TS11 6DT. Pop them into our charity shop at 129 High Street Marske or contact an SOS member for collection.

Thank you for your continued support, these funds are invaluable to us to keep on vaccinating, neutering and microchipping dogs and paying vets bills for our Golden Oldies.

Meet and Greets

**The last Meet and Greet of this year was Sunday 17th December 2017. Meet and Greets for 2018 will resume from Sunday 7th January 2018.**

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

The address is Old Park Farm Boarding Kennels, Whitby Road, Guisborough, TS14 7DF. Click here to view on a map.

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


We are only a small group of volunteers and are desperately seeking more help in all areas.

Our vets bills last year were £36,000 and with kennel bills too we need a minimum of £5,000 a month income to stay afloat. Can you help?

We need help in the following areas:
Charity shop Marske - volunteers needed mornings 10 til 1, afternoons 1 til 3
Dog walkers Wednesdays and Sundays, other days by arrangement.
Fundraisers - could YOU organise an event for us or help out at one of our events?

If you think you may be able to help or want to discuss further, please telephone Margaret 01642 488667, Lynn 07952 334379, Lynne 01287 652086 or Alison 01642 279272.

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.

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.