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Deerness Dog Rescue Centre


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Supporters of Stray and Abandoned Dogs

SoSAD was registered by the Charities Commission on 1st April 2008, and has been active in fund raising and volunteer activities since that date.

SoSAD has raised funds, which has allowed us to provide financial assistance to Deerness Kennels, in Langley Moor, Durham, enabling us to make a major contribution to the vet bills and associated health care costs relating to the stray and abandoned dogs. As a charity we have no paid staff - all money collected by the charity goes to help the dogs.

Many of the stray dogs collected by the Dog Wardens in County Durham and Darlington are taken to Deerness Kennels. They remain in quarantine for seven days, during which time the owner may come forward and claim their dog. After seven days, all unclaimed dogs are moved into the Stray Dog kennels, where they are given health checks, wormed, flea treatment and micro-chipped. The dogs are also neutered. They are then available for re-homing.

SoSAD promotes a non destruction policy within County Durham. Your donations help SoSAD provide quality care, rehabilitation and re-homing of abandoned and homeless dogs. Your donation will really make a difference to those dogs that are in need the most.

SoSad (Supporters of Stray And Abandoned Dogs) is a sister website with but we are both part of the same charity. Strayaction is run by Deerness Kennels and SoSad is run by the charity directly. We both have the same aim - to find these wonderful dogs their forever home and to raise money to support the dogs until they do.


Deerness Dog & Rescue Centre 


Deerness Animal Shelter

Mill Road,

Langley Moor,

Durham DH7 8HF

TEL: 0191 378 0439

Opening Times

23 March 2017 to 23 October 2017

Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Sunday11.30am - 1.30pm

24 October 2017 to 22 March 2018

Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 11.30am - 1.30pm