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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

New Girls On Board & A Loving Memorial

Meet our two beautiful sisters..... Lucy and Tallulah who arrived on our hill in Dorset yesterday, tired hot and anxious but safe. They are a bonded Pair obviously, Neapolitan Mastiffs, they are three and a half years old. Owner handover under difficult circumstances and they needed to move fast...they are generally anxious, dog aggressive and don't like new people. They are not spayed or vaccinated and one girl is 66kg which means it's going to be expensive. Tallulah is a cuddlebug but has a mu...
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A New Adventure For Archie

Archie After A Few Weeks Of Rehab
Sometimes acceptance and a kennel is the key which unlocks the fear and opens the door to happiness... Hello, Archie here with an update for all the lovely people who stopped to read my story and cared enough to help. I am only a baby really and due to my issues I was going to be put to sleep at 9 months. I was saved from that fate by Donna of Marleys Rescue and I was fostered and even adopted but I couldn't cope because my anxiety was too strong and I did things that I shouldn't to myself ...
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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