Staffie & Stray Rescue

Help us provide a sanctuary for our deserving rescue dogs

Registered Charity No. 1163631

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Sponsor a Staffie

Make a Staffie Smile Today by signing up to our sponsorship scheme!

Please consider sponsoring one of our dogs that are in long term foster homes. 

Occasionally, we have dogs arrive into rescue that sadly come with severe behavioural issues or health issues. We are so lucky to have a family of amazing foster homes who take these dogs under their wings and provide them with a lifetime of love. 

Our long term fosters are supported by the wings of Staffie and Stray Rescue, this means that the rescue supports all funds associated with the dogs including the likes of food and vet bills. 

We are reaching out to our supporters to sponsor one of our long term foster dogs for just £5 a month to help towards their needs. 

As a thank you for sponsoring a dog, you will receive:

  • A certificate of sponsorship with some thank you gifts included
  • Pupdates and photographs of your sponsored dog throughout the year

How do I sign up to Sponsor a Staffie?

  1. Take a look at the dogs below and decide which dog(s) you would like to sponsor
  2. Please complete the Sponsor a Dog form and email it to If you would prefer us to post a copy, please just ask! 
  3. Once we have received your form, we can help you set up your monthly payments either through PayPal or Standing Order through your bank.
  4. All Done! Once we have your form and payments are set up, we will post out your certificate of sponsorship and thank you gifts. You will receive further Pupdates and photos seasonally. 

Please take a look at our long term fosters looking for sponsorship…



When Marley came into rescue, we were shocked to find that Marley has an underlying illness called Disc Calcification. She was clearly in a lot of pain.

Calcification of the spine occurs when calcium crystals are deposited in the gelatinous fluid that cushions the vertebrae. When this fluid becomes hardened, it can no longer protect the individual bone sections of the spine. This means that Marley will be on pain relief for the rest of her life and which needs managing.



After several visits to the vets when Denzel first came into rescue, it was discovered that his leg was fused, we think that this was due to an accident in his past.

There has been discussion that his leg at some stage may need to be removed, but for now he is on long term painkillers.

We didn’t feel it would be fair to rehome him when the vet fees attached to him are so high, so he is now in one of our long term and loving foster homes, where the rescue can support Denzel for the rest of his life.



Kiera arrived at SSR as an unwanted dog. She was very underweight and very nervous. After having a few foster homes which didn't work out, Keira now resides in one of our amazing foster homes the the foreseeable future. We are unsure of what Kiera has been through in her past, but she is very fearful of people. She has built a lovely trusting bond with her foster mum, but having ongoing behavioural therapy and assessments, we feel that she cannot be rehomed. Kiera is very happy in her long term foster home and will always be supported by the wings of SSR.



Rio arrived with Staffie and Stray Rescue in July 2021. Rio has been a well loved dog but due to unforeseen circumstances he was looking for a new home.

Due to Rio's age he has some health issues. He is quite the pickle knowing what he wants and who he likes.

Therefore Rio will stay as one of our long term foster dogs, with his foster Mum where he has been settled for many months.



Herbie has meet in multiple homes and foster homes in his short life. He is a very intelligent boy but has struggled settling into any home without being able to fully relaxed. Herbie has a lot of energy and does have some behavioural issues in the home. We now work with Herbie's long term foster home by assisting with his complexities and having our behaviourist on tap for support!

Scratch & Squidge

Scratch & Squidge

In early 2023, we had a plea for help when an owner passed away leaving her 3 elderly dogs alone in a property. Family members were popping in for feeding however it was an urgent situation.

We were very lucky to have a foster home come forward for Boo, Scratch & Squidge (Mum, dad and son)

We struggled to find homes that would be able to manage 3 dogs alongside managing their age and health issues.

Very sadly towards the end of 2023, Boo, passed away suddenly leaving the two boys grieving for their mother. Foster mum Marlene agreed to look after them for the rest of their lives. We cover their food and veterinary bills. They are in a fabulous home and they are the most adorable pair!