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 10am and 6pm only:

Alison Livingstone 01642 279272

Margaret 01642 488667

Dot 07970 184307


Donations via PayPal to

Or via the bank - Sort code 309743, Account 00870054


We at SOS care desperately for all the dogs in our care and this continues even when they leave our care. We URGENTLY need your help!

Bruce, a five year old springer spaniel is in urgent need of a complete hip replacement. His adoptive parents are going to contribute, but SOS will end up with a bill exceeding £5,000. We would find it difficult at the best of times, but in the absence of fund-raising we are going to be really pushed. PLEASE can you help? No matter how small the donations every penny will matter.

Can you please donate via:  Cheque, bank transfer, Pay Pal (set to friends and family) or cash in an envelope marked Bruce Appeal. Your donation will give Bruce at least another 6 or 7 years of life, so please help us to help Bruce.

Bank details: sort code 309743 acc. 00870054 PayPal details Cash donations or any other information please contact Margaret Young on 01642 488667 Thank you.

Meet and Greets

Meet and Greets have now restarted - Sundays 11am - 1pm.


Please watch our video - click here.

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 Peter on 07527 300394 or Alison 01642 279272.

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 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