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Westie returned after a year

Today we helped prove how effective microchipping can be! A little Westie was found straying in Leeholme Bishop A...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...


New Level Nursery Awareness Day

New LevelNursery at Parkhill, Coxhoe will be holding a collection and Awareness Day on behalf of Stray Aid on Saturday 25th June between 10-3. Please pop along and chat to Karen about our charity a...


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 Durham City

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...


10th Anniversary Party

Time has flown past, and it is now 10 years almost to the day when we took in our first stray dog!! We have blossomed from accepting 2 dogs a week from "death row" to maintianing a vigorous non-des...


Street Collection and Awareness Day

Our team of volunteers will be out in Durham City with some of our wonderful rescue dogs between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 15th October. Please come along and have a chat, and perhaps even donate to...

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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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