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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Sweet Rosa

Rosa joins The Sanctuary Family....

Everyone meet new kid on the block, Rosa. Rosa came to us from New Hope Rescue a few months ago in need of peace and safety as she had some serious issues and needed rehab but we could not say whether she would be a permanent sanctuary dog or if in time we would be able to home her through one of our rescue partners until we had the opportunity to work with her. She has made small steps here with us but unfortunately her issues make it impossible for her to handle the domestic world and what it would throw at her without reacting so she is now an official Sanctuary Girl and will live out her days in safety here with us.

She is quite happy with sanctuary life; She is a cuddly girl once she trusts you, she is human reactive and very nervous of anyone she does not know and is highly dog reactive but loves walking out in the fields on a ramble and playing for hours in the play areas. She lives in the heated barn as she struggles with her weight and remains quite slender but she eats well and loves nothing more than her five meals a day. She is a sweet loyal girl who trusts and has faith in Joy now and here where her issues are not a problem and she can be who she needs to be, she is safe and content and very much loved.


Like all our Sanctuary dogs she is looking for sponsors Sponsor Rosa

With the help of you, our supporters we will always be here for the dogs that have no other options, where their issues do not allow them to be in a domestic environment. Please keep giving these beautiful animals your support x

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One By One Until There Are None

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Helen LLoyd