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

A Sad Day Precedes A New Beginning

On Friday we welcomed three new 'Lifers' to the sanctuary, it was a tough day and our hearts broke all over again.   MISSY... The beautiful Missy was a PTS case that Last Hope saved, she has been in emergency boarding for a little while. She is so fearful, her journey from transport vehicle to kennel on Friday was belly crawling absolute fear and total re-activeness. At times she just froze and the total gut wrench was when she hid, flat on her belly with her head under a bunch of dock...
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A Dog Is For Life

Home Is Where We Are Loved
Definition of the word Sanctuary: "Refuge or safety from pursuit, persecution, or other danger. A place where injured or unwanted animals of a specified kind are cared for.​"   As a sanctuary we are ever expanding, ever building and improving to provide as much enrichment for our animals as possible. We often get asked if a dog is going to be re-homed when we post a picture or update because there is a misconception that a lot of our dogs ARE re-homeable and a lot of this is our fault becau...
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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