Stray Aid

Run by our fantastic volunteers.

Stray Aid was founded in 2006 (Registered Charity №: 1117372) with the main aim of helping local councils reduce the number of stray dogs being needlessly put to sleep simply because their owners couldn't be found. Stray Aid has evolved by necessity, and has grown from taking in 2 dogs a week to hundreds of dogs each year. None of this would have been possible without the support of people like you.

Our mission is to rescue, re-unite or re-home the lost, abused, abandoned or unwanted dogs found on the streets in the North East of England, and to increase the public's awareness of its responsibility towards animals in society.

Our network of charity shops are stocked with fantastic ranges of pre-loved, quality items, from women's and men's fashion, to children's toys and game, to books and DVDs, as well as a wide range of homeware – all at great prices.

Opening Hours

  • 10:00-16:00
  • 10:00-15:00
  • Closed
  • 10:00-15:00
  • 10:00-15:00
  • 10:00-14:00
  • Closed

Essential Information

  • Dog friendly
  • Card payments accepted
  • Cash accepted