Spirit of the Dog - Saving Dogs from Death Row

Helping rehome last chance dogs around Essex through rehabilitation,
educate the public especially in safety around dogs with children and dog welfare
in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering towards dogs.

Stue the dog

Welcome to Spirit of the Dog


Spirit of the Dog is a registered charity based in Tendring, North Essex. We are a group of dog lovers who want to stop the needless destruction of dogs with so-called behavioural problems. We believe with the right home, the right owner, and the right training ANY dog can be a balanced, happy and valuable part of a family.

We are fundraising to build a rehabilitation centre for last chance dogs but in the meantime want to set up a dog park to provide a safe area for dogs to be exercised, something that is essential in giving them a healthy life both physically and mentally.

We often also get asked to rehome dogs so please look at this website for help training, for ways to help us, our fundraising events, and dogs that need homes.


You can also visit our facebook page

Latest News & Events

Christmas fair!

Our Christmas fair

at Beaumont Village Hall

raised more than £640!

Buy a brick

buy a brick to support spirit of the dog.



New home needed for

Staffordshire bull terrier

A blue staffy called Bobby who has had to come back into rescue due to an allergy in the household. He hates kennels so really needs a home asap.