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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Mia Is Raring To Go!

Foster home now needed for beautiful Mia.

Marvellous Mia

Little Mia spent some time with us in SOS Rehab because she had fear aggression generally and struggled with adapting into the home environment. She went through 4 homes in a number of weeks on leaving the pound. She was saved by the lovely Cathy Holding and we gave her a new page and a new start.
She is a proud girl, who initially can be wary of new people and dogs. She has been under assessment and rehab the past 5 months to help her with her fear/reactiveness to new things and she has done so well!
She is looking for a foster home that has no dogs ideally or cats and no small children simply because she has a way to go with her journey to a forever sofa.
She loves cuddles and fuss once she gets to know you, walks and playing. She has good manners and is good on the lead.
As mentioned, she initially came from the pound and has reacted in the past so she has to wear a muzzle when she is out and about . Mia will love you to bits when she trusts you and gets to know you and is an absolute sweetheart of a dog.

As always applications by pre assesment please to LCH Rescue

Fostering saves two lives...the dog that you foster and the one that can fill thier space!

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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