|The Stray Dogs Sanctuary was set up in Dorset in September 1999 to provide kennelling for local stray dogs, and to re-home them if they were not claimed.
The dogs that are rescued by the dog wardens are kept in the care of the council for 7 days. If they have not been claimed at the end of that period, we take them into our care and look after them until they find homes.
We also take dogs from homes where they can no longer stay, e.g. because of a marriage break up or the death of the dog’s owner.
We take dogs of every breed, and our area covers Purbeck, East Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and the New Forest, although we will always consider homes further afield, and have re-homed dogs over a very wide area. We have rescued and re-homed many hundreds of dogs since the rescue was started.
Many of the dogs that come into the kennels have been abused or abandoned and are in poor condition and often need medical treatment before they can go to their new homes.
The charity is run solely by volunteers and we receive no public money, and rely on fund raising events and donations to pay for the care of the dogs.
We always have dogs in our care that need homes. If you want to know more, or may be able to offer a home, please take a look at our website.