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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Barkinside?
    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.
  • How can I contact Barkinside?
    If your enquiry is urgent, we have several ways to get a fast response: - Use the chat box at the bottom right of every page - - Call us using the telephone button below (or click here) or send an SMS - - Leave a message on our Facebook Messenger - or us the Contact Us page we will do our best to respond as soon as possible
  • Can I visit Barkinside?
    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 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. These take place on the last Sunday of each month at El Canton New School Hall. (For location, booking and info, click here to open WhatsApp, or message us on 697122883). The new visiting times are Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 2pm. Strictly by appointment. You are welcome to come and visit us, I love nothing more than visitors, (to play, walk or just sit with the dogs, there are areas set aside just for this) or bring donations, items for the Boot fair or hopefully adopt/sponsor a dog. But for the sanctuary to continue running safely and effectively, we need your co-operation, so we would very much appreciate if everyone could please respect the new arrangements above. More detailed information about our new arrangements is available here. Many thanks.
  • How do I make a donation?
    Barkinside is supported by donations and gifts from individuals, we cannot survive without all the help we receive from our many friends and supporters. Many of the animals in our care need costly veterinary or medical attention on arrival, and the more successful we are in our rescue mission, the higher our day-to-day costs are. We are always in need of prizes for our regular raffles and events, please contact us if you would like to donate.​ If you would like to sponsor a dog or donate to those in our care, this would be very gratefully received by us and all the animals we help. ​100% of all money received is used to help those we have rescued, none of it is spent on staff or administration because we all work on a voluntary basis. Scan the QR code, or click here to donate via our FetchPay account. Many thanks
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