SOS (Spay Our Strays) was founded on the Costa del Sol in 1997 and gained official charitable status two years later. Our mission was simple – to find loving homes for the dogs in our care and to provide each animal with a safe and loving environment and a secure home with us for ever if needed. Over the years, we have saved the lives of many hundreds of Spanish strays and found loving homes for many in Sweden, the UK, Spain and other European countries.

Earlier this year, the landlord of the premises where our shelter was based for many years decided to sell up and return to the UK and our founders also retired. SOS has been able to continue by downsizing to new premises where we will continue to provide sanctuary for our ‘lifers’ some of whom have been residents with us for many years. We never put to sleep any of our animals unless it is absolutely necessary and then only on veterinary advice.

SOS will continue to help dogs to find loving homes by helping several local shelters with whom we have long standing relationships. These shelters often have too many dogs and limited rehoming opportunities so SOS will provide an adoption channel to countries where we have wonderful homes lined up. Go to our Dogs for Adoption page to find out more.

Our small team of dedicated volunteers in Spain will continue to care for our lifers as well as to rehabilitate and provide basic and environmental training to prepare dogs in our care for future home life.

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