Unfortunately, the Island Sanctuary cannot accept any stray or abandoned dogs immediately as we already have a long waiting list. We try to uphold a strict code of entry whereby only the dogs that have been on the waiting list for the longest, are admitted once a vacancy arises within the Sanctuary, such as the homing of one of our beloved pets.

It can take some time before a dog on the waiting list is actually admitted, but thankfully many are temporarily homed with the person who finds them.

All admitted dogs are placed in “quarantine”, until inspected and tested for viruses by vets, before being allocated to pens with other dogs. Any vaccinations or medication required by certain injured or ill dogs are provided until nursed back to health adequately.