Please give a rescue dog a new loving home We need your help We rehome 1000 stray dogs every year We will never put a rehomeable dog to sleep Stray Aid is dedicated to the care of dogs

Welcome to Stray Aid

Stray Aid is a registered charity, Charity No. 1117372, based in Coxhoe, Durham. Our aim is to provide practical help and information on stray, lost or abandoned dogs and cats across County Durham and Hartlepool. The Stray Aid Rehoming Centre, Coxhoe is open 10am - 4pm seven days a week, with a late night on Friday until 8pm.* The dogs are not available for viewing after 4pm in summer or dusk in winter, whichever is earlier. If you are visiting in the hope of finding a new pet please help us by printing out and filling in this form.

If you have lost or found a dog, please contact Stray Aid's Help Desk on 0300 9994247 between 9am and 9pm, seven days a week.* 

Stray Aid Kennels, Coxhoe, are closed to the public between 9pm and 9am.  

If you want to find out even more about our charity, please visit

Annual Dog Show


Our May Dog Show brought you in conjunction with Cobbydog, lets make 2015 even bigger and better. A great FUN day out for all the family and lots of fun for the pooches too.


Sponsored Parachute Jump


For all the DARE DEVILS or wannabes out there this is a one for you, Be part of this amazing dare devil event, spaces are limited so be quick and get yours booked. Good luck everyone we will see you at the bottom where our feet will be firmly on the ground.


Dog Walk


If you have a dog and would like to get involved in this beautiful walk,then pop down and join us, while enjoying the beautiful surrounds of Hardwick Park. 


Cabaret Night starring Tess Tickle


Award winning entertainment, A MUST see show.... Tickets available from Stray Aid and the Venue.


Muddy Mayhem


This is no walk in the park. A seriously tough obstacle 5k mud run. Not for the faint hearted. Limited places available. Visit for further information, or contact Karen on for details of how to en...

  • Hurworth Burn Pet Hotel
  • Wilson Veterinary Group

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