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About Us

Barkinside rescues dogs from the local area and throughout Spain.


I also assist other rescues that need my help if requested and am able (please visit the "our friends" page for more info).


The sanctuary will take on any dog, no matter age, health, or condition.


They will be cared for and rehabilitated, found homes or can stay here in our care for the remainder of their lives. We help dogs in the kill stations of Spain to find freedom and safety.


We have local fosters who assist me in giving the rescues homes and stability. We save dogs where we can who are deemed beyond help, to old, to sick, to injured, to mentally scarred/scared (visit the "our rescues" page for their stories, and our current appeals).

We are not a boarding kennels. We are also not a protectora (official Spanish animal welfare organisation) so we cannot legally pick up local stray dogs. For this service you should phone one of the local dog rescue charities Alma (click here) or Hondon Valley Animal Rescue (click here). 

This website promotes those dogs in our care and gives regular updates on their progress and welfare. Photos and information on each dog and the daily life of the Rescue centre and sanctuary and the work we do here. All of the work that goes on here is done by those with nothing but love in their hearts for the dogs and other rescues in residence. Barkinside has a great support system within the dog rescue and local community without whom we could not carry on. 

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Due to our already huge workload, the additional preparation and work required to support our new weekly fundraising Car Boot Fairs has meant we've had to rearrange visiting times at Barkinside.

They are Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 2pm.

Strictly by appointment only.


On Saturday's we are now busy preparing for the boot fairs, and making some time for ourselves on Mondays gives us breathing space and time to unload the van, vets etc. 


Our working day averages 14 to 16 hours, with 36 dogs, horses, cats etc, so please be patient with us.

More information about the Boot Fairs can be found on our Events page. They are on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at Tipsy Terrace in Hondon de las Frailes, and on the 2nd and last Sunday of each month at El Canton. 


Our signal here in the mountains can be a bit iffy, so always best to WhatsApp message on 697122883 for contact or location information. You are always welcome to contact us anytime via the Barkinside Facebook Pages.

I will always help where I can, so please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

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We are available between 10am to 2pm Tuesday to Friday by arrangement only please, we are happy to be flexible if we can. Please use our Contact Us Pageor click here to telephone or Facebook message, or email by clicking here  to make arrangements.

If you would like to sponsor a dog or donate to those in our care, we have several  methods available: 

  • We  have a FetchPay account for making online donations, please click here to be redirected, or scan the QR code either side of this information, or in the footer of any page on this site

  • Our Spanish bank account details are: ING Direct: J Wood Barkinside: ES 23 1465 0100 91 1722121320, BIC: INGDESMM

  • Our English bank account details are: Barclays. Miss J Wood. 20-70-93. a/c. 10215589

  • For PayPal please use this button 

Alternatively  if you would like further details or clarification, or would like to speak to me about anything,  please feel free to use any of the contact methods listed in this section, or use fill in the form on our Contact Us Page ​

Thank you. 

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