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New Volunteer!

We were delighted to welcome a new volunteer to the centre today, H'Angus the mascot from Hartlepool United FC! H...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...


Sainsbury Sedgefield Awareness Day

We are very fortunate that our partner store, Sainsbury Sedgefield TS21 3EE, is welcoming our volunteers and some of our rescue dogs along for a collection and awareness day on Saturday 30th Januar...


50s/60s/70s Duo at Hartlepool Catholic Club

The Rockaholics are performing at the Hartlepool Catholic Club TS25 4JJ, holding a 50s/60s/70s night plus pie and pea supper (vegetarian option provided), on 6th Feb, from 7-11pm, to raise funds fo...


Premier League Darts Night

For those of you interested in darts, Stray Aid have been authorised to hold a collection at the Metro Arena NE4 7NA on Thursday 11th February, 6-7.30pm, during a televised premier league darts mat...


Pets at Home, Bishop Auckland

Our team will be out in force at Pets at Home, Bishop Auckland DL14 9AD on Sunday 20th February from 11am-2pm. We are holding a collection and awareness day, please come along and meet our dogs, ch...


**SOLD OUT** Gilesgate Moor Hotel

The wonderful Dani and Ian McDonald have kindly agreed to perform at a charity night held at the Gilesgate Moor Hotel DH1 2RN on Friday 26th February 7pm-11pm, to raise funds for Stray Aid. Only &p...


Asda Spennymoor Collection Day

Our dedicated team of volunteers will be holding a collection and awareness day at Asda Spennymoor DL16 6NE on Saturday 19th March. Why not pop along and meet some of our dogs looking for new lovin...


Charity Auction Night at the Black Horse, Tudhoe

We are delighted to announce that the Black Horse, Tudhoe DL16 6TD are allowing our excitable volunteers and supporters back to hold another highly entertaining Charity Auction Night on Sunday 20th...


Charity Darts Night at Bearpark Working Mens Club

Bearpark Working Mens Club DH7 7AE are kindly holding a Charity Darts Night on 5th April, 7-11pm, to raise funds for Stray Aid. Why not come along and show us your skills! £5 to enter

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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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