Friends of Saving Suffering Strays

Olsen Animal Trust

In November 2018 Saving Suffering Strays embarked on a campaign with Olsen Animal Trust to rehome 100 of their dogs. Through the hugely successful OAT 100 campaign driven by Sue Olsen, Saving Suffering Strays worked alongside Olsen Animal Trust and over 120 dogs found their forever homes. Dave Higgs of OAT visited Milena in May 2018 with our Chair of Trustees Maria Slough and Olsen Animal Trust continue to work with Saving Suffering Strays and support us in our mission to rescue and rehabilitate stray and abused abandoned dogs as we work within our belief that every single life matters. Follow the hyperlink to see more of the incredible work that OAT do across the globe.

Just For Dogs Derby

Just for Dogs Derby owned by Margaret Smith have been working in partnership with Saving Suffering Strays for three years and have helped find incredible homes for nearly 300 of our dogs. Just for Dogs was founded in August 1997 by a handful of like-minded people who simply wanted to rescue and re-home abandoned dogs and have rescued some 6000 dogs since they openeded their doors. You can see more on the Just for Dogs Derby website.


Saving Suffering Strays first met the team at D4R in early 2020. Dogs4Rescue is a unique, independent dog rescue in a semi-rural part of Manchester where the dogs live together in a kennel free environment run Emma Billington and Louise Fields.  The dogs spend their days getting all the exercise, socialisation, stimulation, love and care that they need whilst waiting for their forever homes. They are free, happy and sleep in warm beds at night, completely unaware they are homeless dogs. The dogs live alongside goats, sheep, hens, pigs, horse, cats, rabbits, ferrets, turkeys and more. D4R have helped rehome several of our dogs and work closely with us on rehabilitating our more nervous dogs by providing lifetime care for them until they are ready to be rehomed. You can learn more about their work at their website.

Audley Chaucer Solicitors is a leading law firm providing practical legal advice on all aspects of the law.
John Szepietowski, a highly experienced solicitor who covers a wide area of law including litigation, crime, HMRC matters, finance and banking, insolvency, wills trusts and probate assisted Saving Suffering Strays with the re structuring of our adoptions contracts and other key forms that make up our working infrastructure.