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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King Khan Makes A Move (Another One!)

Our cheeky giant boy King Khan has moved again. This is his third and last house as he finally likes this one! You may remember we built him a new one in the field last time and for a few days he was in heaven but then he just wouldn't settle so we had another re-think, gave his old (new) house to the geese and have made him as free range as possible. It's all in the view apparently (who knew?!) and we had to position it just right for took a few attempts but we have obviously succeeded at last as he's now totally settled and happy to mooch in and out during the day whilst still keeping his eye on his beloved horses.

He has specific requirements on the bedding too.....he likes straw in his bed and burrows in like a massive dormouse lol. He is doing really well and has finally consented to letting Joy slowly chop away the matted bits under his chin which she's has been attempting to do since he arrived!


Like a recalcitrant teenager he is a total monkey to get him in from the field and into his area at night and Joy has had to develop a few tricks as he's bigger than her! If he sees her coming with the lead he rolls over onto his back in stubborn defiance so she leaves him upside down and after a tummy cuddle of course, walks to the gate and when he thinks she's leaving him he bounds after her. Failing that they have a game of chase and tag until he decides he's tired and ready to go to bed or if all else fails (last resort) she leaves him where he is, fills his bowl with Markies treats whilst he pretends not to watch her and lets the smell waft out to him....that one works 9 times out of 10 *winks*

He is still eating us out of house and home so any donations or presents for him from our WISHLIST would be very gratefully received Donate


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