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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Scrappy's Happy!

Today Scrappy gets his Happy New Beginning....

Scrappy came to us in September, he was a scared lad and generally reactive due to his fear. He also had issues settling into foster because of his behaviours. He settled in well with us at the sanctuary and responded brilliantly to rehab, initially meeting new people from the safety of Joy's lap and gradually getting braver. Today he leaves a different lad, happy in his own skin and able to meet people and dogs alike without fear and reaction. Well done, have come so far for your Happy New Beginning and we are so proud to see you go off to your forever home xx


His Rescue had this to say today:

"Scrappy is off to his forever home today.
He came to Adin as a pup and settled into his home. Very sadly at one years old he came back to us. After quite a few fosters and a behaviourist ,It was felt he needed rehab. Kayleigh Leadbeater found him an amazing place where he has been for a while now with Joy at BSAS. These places are extremely hard to find and Joy works tirelessly working with dogs with issues. Well gorgeous boy Scrappy doo has been in rehab with Joy Keys for a while now and today he is making the journey back to us so we can take him onto his new home. You Scrappy have won the hearts of so many and you so deserve this new life. Thank you Joy Keys and BSAS for everything you have done xxxx."


Our vital SOS Rehab Spaces are built on donations from the public, please keep supporting us and sharing the work we do, it is the difference between life and death to dogs that have run out of chances. Thank you x


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Helen LLoyd