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Registered Charity Number: 1152016

The Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary
3 Templemans Ash,
DT6 5NX.

Realising A Dream
Our Dream Becomes Reality And All Because Of You
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From The Heart
The 'Nobody Dogs' and the sanctuary
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Happy Beginnings
At The Sanctuary there are no endings, just Happy New Beginnings.
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About Us
We provide forever homes for domestic, farm and wildlife animals
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A Bit More About Us
We have approximately 150 animals which includes over 100 dogs
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The Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary

Read our news and views and keep up to date with the day to day life of the animals on our 'sleepy' hill in Dorset

Different Strokes For Daisy

If you read our blogs regularly you will have begun to understand that we are a bit unique in what we do and that the animals that we take are not the norm. It is our belief and ethos that even those at the extreme end of behaviour who will never have a sofa still deserve and can have a quality of life here with us, a different life but a life of enrichment and love. Animals like Daisy who spent most of her life in rescue until she came to us two years ago. She has slight brain damage and is a r...
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We've Been Busy!

 Fun In The Sun..  We are a large sanctuary with lots of dogs with varying issues and we are continually working hard to find ways in which to enrich thier lives. So over the last few weekends we have been flat out converting some land and creating some new and interesting areas for them and both our permanent residents and our SOS Rehab guests will benefit from them. We have fenced a large area of paddock and sub-divided it into 4 areas so it can be used for multiple dogs. The ma...
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Amazon Wishlist

Please visit our Amazon wishlist...with over 100 dogs, treats and toys are always an extra and are welcomed with very waggy tails!


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One By One Until There Are None

"If you have received love from an animal in your life then you are very lucky. Give back a little to this fantastic trust and see what YOU can do to make a huge difference. Love, shelter, healthcare and food. What an amazing gift you can give. Do it today. Thank you so much."

Helen LLoyd