The Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary

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

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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Happy Beginnings
At The Sanctuary there are no endings, just Happy New Beginnings.
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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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  • About Us
  • A Bit More About Us
  • Happy Beginnings
  • Realising A Dream
  • From The Heart

In March the Sanctuary embarked on the BIG BUILD! We are busier than ever so out of necessity we are expanding and improving the Sanctuary facilities and upgrading all the housing. This is our biggest build yet to get 80 dogs re-housed, an ISO unit, treatment room and wash room built, with top level security, heating and lighting and to provide new all weather play areas. We will also be soundproofing and visually blending into the environment on our hill in Dorset which will enable us to work with our neighbours as we grow.

We have c90 plus dogs on site now with the sanctuary dogs and SOS HAVEN dogs and a further 13 SOS Rehab Spaces will also go up giving us 25 in all. This will make us one of the largest SANCTUARYand SOS REHAB facilities in the UK.

The build will cost upwards of £50,000 and we are actively fundraising to reach our target. Due to demand, with so many urgent cases needing sanctuary we are now stage building as we go.

There are many ways in which you can help so please take the time to look around the website and give us your support.

Please think about making a donation to the sanctuary today so we can continue to take animals into safety. Your donation also provides us with the ability to give sanctuary to complex dogs who would otherwise be put to sleep, without your support we would not be able to save half as many lives as we do.


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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