The sanctuary was started 51 years ago by Mrs Kathleen Grellier but is now managed by Mr and Mrs Stentiford.The aim of the sanctuary is to find homes for any waifs and strays or otherwise unwanted dogs, making sure they are properly cared for in the meantime. The policy of the sanctuary is never to put a clinically healthy dog down, which means we sometimes have a few long term "stayers" until the right owner comes along. Unfortunately we do have a dog that we feel will never be homed, as she has behaviour problems that do not suit the average household. These are the type of dogs that we have a sponsorship scheme for. The average cost of a dog per day is approx £8 and that entails the kennel maids, heating, cleaning, food etc. but doesn't include any vetinary bills! If you would like to sponsor one our dogs, please see the donations and sponsorship page of our website.