A lovely little white dog enjoying the grass

Mental Health and Enrichment

Mental health is as important to animals as it is to humans. Help us reduce the stress and trauma the arriving animals have experienced. Help us to enrich their lives from just £10 a month. Your kind sponsorship will help nineteen different animal species including cats, dogs, rabbits and livestock.

Sunnyside Cat Unit

This is the largest of our resident elderly cat units and overlooks the memorial garden. There are armchairs, pods and shelves at different levels so that the cats can find the spot they are happiest with! At the moment it houses six cats who are either elderly, on long term medication or have special needs. The cats have access to the outside during the day and are tucked up safe and sound at night.

One of our cats with an outstretched paw at the Sunnyside Cat Unit

Cosy Cats

This unit is down the steps from the Sunnyside Residents. It is a small room that currently houses four of our cats who can roam the sanctuary during the day and are safely tucked up at night.

Smartie the cat on his blanket
A beautiful black and white cat looking at you

The Snug

The Snug is a room located under the reception area and houses some of our older cats that have special needs. The Snug group has access to the shelter grounds at night and during the day they have this cosy room to enjoy which has a run attached. It can house anything from 3-5 cats at any one time. Many of these cats have toilet issues that prevent them from being rehoused.


Dunroamin consists of three dog kennels, which are homes from home. The rooms are larger than the rehoming kennels, each with an armchair or sofa, extra heating and an outside dog run which leads onto a yard that the dogs share.

This unit is used for elderly dogs or those more likely to be with us longer whilst waiting for their home.

Nelly the dog looking at you
The Hill Billies, our resident goats hoping you can help with sponsorship.

Hill Billies

The sanctuary cares for four goats names Rambo, Jean-Paul, Wee Man and Merlin.  They are a very adventurous group who get up to lots of mischiefs whenever they can.

The Mews

The Mews is home to April, Tinkerbell, Delen, Guinness and Big Socks on occasions as he likes to live in various resident rooms. They are wonderful characters, much loved and fun to have around.

They prefer a more outdoors life so this pen is great for them as it has an outside run that they can have access to 24 hours a day.

Our cute black and white cat April, hoping you will sponsor us.
One of our lovely pigs Miss Waggs enjoying themselves in the grass

Pigs Paradise

Our two newest members are Miss Waggs and Sandy who arrived in October 2021 because their owner was unabe to care for them anymore. Miss Waggs is extremely friendly and was named Miss Waggs because her tail does not stop moving.  Sandy is more shy in character but likes to follow Miss Waggs around.

Horsey Haven

Three Dartmoor Ponies reside at the sanctuary and two Shetlands. The Dartmoor Ponies were rescued by their owners, but then their circumstances changed and they were unable to keep them.

Two of our resident ponies