Inspired by a dogs’ sensory garden at a national flower show SARA thought it would be a brilliant idea and be ideal for the dogs at our sanctuary.

A derelict piece of land has been transformed into a garden full of exciting zones for the dogs to roam freely, under supervision.

A central pebble path runs through a free flowing water spray and a grasses garden provides soft textures.  There is  a rockery, also a log area and an arbour providing shade for resting or grooming.   Raised beds house a profusion of relaxing aromas with herbs to calm animals.

It is an exciting addition to the Sanctuary facilities and has been funded by friends and supporters of SARA.



Pictures of many events can be seen  by clicking here

SARA urgently need volunteers to work in our charity shop at Guisborough.

If you can help could you please ring the shop on 01287 201005 and give your details as follows

Time and Day available ie

Morning shift 8:30am to 1pm

Afternoon shift 1pm to 4pm

Volunteers must be over 18 years of age

You will never work alone there will always be one other person with you.

Although Sam’s progress has been good aided by Catherine Marshall, physiotherapist and Helen Gosling at Butterwick Hydrotherapy there was still a problem as his leg had rotated and he was walking on the side of his foot. After consultation he was referred to an orthopaedic specialist and an operation was carried out on Wednesday 25th January. He now has to have 6 weeks cage rest (he doesn’t agree and lets everyone know it, his lung power is phenomenal). He has a post operative check up on Monday.

Forthcoming Events at Foxrush Farm 2017
May    6th       Spring Bargain Sale, 10am-1pm             21st    Sponsored Dog Walk

June   4th      Chocolate and S/berry Fayre 1 – 4pm

July    1st      Fun Dog Show 11-4pm

Aug     5th      Birthday Celebrations 11 – 4pm

19th   Summer Bargain Sale 10-4pm

 Sept    9th      Open Day 1 – 4pm

 Oct      7th      Autumn Bargain Sale 10 – 1pm

15th   Twilight Stroll 4 – 5pm

 Dec     10th   Carols at Foxrush 2 – 3.30pm

Other Events 2017
Jan      1st      New Years Day Dip

April   15th – Easter Fayre – Marske Hall 10am-1pm

22nd    Neil Diamondo- Saltburn Golf Club,                        7.30pm-11pm,

May     1st –     Spring Stroll, 11am-1pm (Redcar             Stray)

Dec      10th         Christmas Fayre     10 – 1pm              Marske Hall

SARA held it’s New Year’s Day Dip, despite blustery showers a number of very brave dippers participated.  On the day £195 was raised with more sponsorship money to come in.  Thanks to all who participated and those who supported  their efforts.

This year both Sainsbury’s Saltburn and Sainsbury’s Marske voted Saltburn Animal Rescue Association as their charity of the year.  They have not only placed buckets at all the checkouts to collect donations but invited SARA to hold events in their stores.  To date these 15 events have raised just short of £1800.

The staff at Sainsbury’s, Saltburn gave SARA a hamper of treats for the volunteers who would be working over Christmas, it was much appreciated.

On Sunday 18th December SARA opened its replacement dog lounge, the last one in a portakabin having become unsafe.   Dogs (and volunteers) get a chance to chill out in quiet surroundings.   This helps with assessment and introducing  dogs to a homelike setting.