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
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  • From The Heart

A Song Of Sadness And Love

Sleep Tight Little Girl
Saying goodbye to an angel.. It's a common misconception that because Joy has so many dogs, losing one isn't like losing a pet or that she does not love the outside dogs as much as she loves the house crew....anyone who thinks either of those things couldn't be more wrong. To her every life matters and every animal she has is deeply loved. The Romanian dogs all know when one of them is about to pa...
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Big Is Beautiful

Bow Out And About Today With Joy
On the 9th of May we introduced a new kid on the block, beautiful Bow. Bow is a 9 month old Caucasian Ovcharka puppy....yes puppy! Jan Edwards of Hooches and Joy worked hard and long behind the scenes to negotiate this gorgeous lad being released to the Sanctuary as he was at risk of being put to sleep due to his bite history. Thanks to their persistence and determination he was fast tracked ...
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Easy Fundraising

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Amazon Wishlist

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