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We were very fortunate the other day to be introduced to a national celebrity, Devon, the gorgeous westie that wo...More

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Free Microchipping at Stray Aid

For dogs over 6 months of age that are resident in Durham, Hartlepool or Middlesbrough, they can be microchipped free of charge at the rescue centre. Please ring 0300 9994247 for details



From 3rd January 2016, as part of our committment to providing the best possible care for our animals during their stay at Stray Aid, we will be CLOSED FOR REHOMING every Tuesday. This will allow o...


70s Night at Tythe Barn Club, Durham

The Tythe Barn Club, Durham are holding a 70s night on Friday 29th April, between 7-11pm, to raise funds for Stray Aid. This should be a fantastic night and at only £5 a ticket it is well wor...


Sainsburys Sedgefield Awareness Days

Our volunteers will be visiting Sainsburys Sedgefield this week-end, on 29th and 30th April and 1st May, between 10am and 3pm. We will be bringing rescue dogs looking for loving homes, and will be ...


Askham Bryan College Fun Day

Our volunteers and some of our rescue dogs will be popping along to Askham Bryan College on Saturday 7th May between 10am and 2.30pm, partly to join in with their Fabulous Fun Day, and partly to sp...


Gala Day and Dog Show at Sedgefield Racecourse

We are delighted to announce that our ever-popular Gala Day and Dog Show is expanding! We are moving to Sedgefield Racecourse to allow for a Companion Dog Show ring to be added to the day. This is ...


Sponsored Sleepover

Our volunteers love the kennels so much, they just can not get enough of them! They will be holding a fun barbecue on Saturday 11th June, and not going home! All welcome at the barbecue. Lights out...


Charity 80s night at the Tythe Barn Club

Following on from their 70s night on 29th April, the obvious progression at the Tythe Barn Club, Durham DH1 3BJ, is a charity 80s night! This will be a fantastic evening, please come along and have...


Street Collection and Awareness Day

Our team of volunteers will be in Durham City with some of our wonderful rescue dogs between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 16th July. Please come along and say hello, and perhaps even make a donation to...


Awareness Day and Street Collection Durham City

Our volunteers like nothing better than takng our wonderful rescue dogs out into the community to meet people, raise awareness of the plight of stray dogs, raise much-needed funds for Stray Aid, an...

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Dogs for Adoption

Thank you for considering to take a Stray Aid animal, pet adoption gives loving new owners an opportunity to give our rescued animals a desperately-needed second chance. Please note, the previous history of our animals is not available, they are of unknown temperament and cannot be guaranteed in any way.

Please spend as long as you wish to satisfy yourself that our Stray Aid animal is right for your family.

Once you leave the rescue centre with your new pet, you agree that you are responsible for its actions and for any loss or damage howsoever caused.

We advise you to bring any children or other pets in your household to the rescue centre and to spend time carefully choosing a suitable pet before completing the adoption procedure.

The charity endeavours to ensure that your new dog has had the benefit of :

Full veterinary health check
Neutering - sponsored by Dogs Trust
Microchipping - free microchips and training sessions provided by Dogs Trust
Treatment for fleas and roundworms
4 weeks free pet health insurance

The charity looks for a contribution towards the cost of caring for its dogs and cats. We accept cash, but regret that due to charges imposed by banks, we are unable to accept credit or debit cards or cheques at this time.

Stray Aid is a registered charity no: 1117372.

You may bring your own collar, lead, cat box with you, or these basic items can be obtained from our reception together with a pet id tag. Second-hand collars etc may be available for a small donation.

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