Dovedale Animal Sanctuary


Lower Damgate Farm

Dovedale Animal Sanctuary at Lower Damgate Farm was founded in 1996 and provides a forever loving home to a number of rescued farm animals including Alpacas, Goats, Horses, Ponies, Sheep, Ducks, Chickens and Geese.

We also provide respite for other little critters like Hedgehogs, Ferrets and Field Mice!

 All the animals at Dovedale Animal Sanctuary have a story to tell so as well as rescuing them we also work with every animal from the moment they arrive, spending lots of time with them, giving them food, love and cuddles so they get to know us and trust people again.

 Our Holiday and wedding guests often interact with the animals and are welcome to join in with feeding time or watch us working with them. Our animals love company and are very inquisitive.

 During laying seasons guests are welcome to collect eggs from the hen house or we leave some at the end of the drive with our farm sales.

 (Eggs are not always available as laying in dependant on times of year and the weather!)


Many guests ask if we offer rehoming. The answer is no, as they are safe and happy at the farm, Lower Damgate Farm is their forever home and it would be unfair to move them or upset them.

We hope you enjoy time with the animals and get to know them when you visit and we look forward to getting to know you too!