About Us

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to protect and advocate stray, abandoned and abused dogs and cats in Barbados: through rescue, rehabilitation, sheltering, adoption and spay/neuter, to educate the community in the compassionate care, welfare and the benefits of companion animals.

Non-Profit Company No. 44150

Ocean Acres Animal Sanctuary Inc. was incorporated under the Companies act of Barbados as a Non-Profit Company on 13th Feb 2020.

Karen Whittaker Ocean Acres Barbados

Who We Are

Founded by Karen Whittaker, Ocean Acres Animal Sanctuary is a Barbados no-kill rescue shelter for dogs and cats.

OAYG Ocean Acres Youth Group

Ocean Acres Youth Group – OAYG

A new animal rescue kids club. Building a community of young individuals with a passion to make positive change.

community outreach, Ocean Acres Barbados

Support Animals in Need

Everyday we’re inundated with calls about animals that need urgent help. Abused, abandoned, neglected, unwanted. Please help support us!

successful adoptions

Successful Adoptions

Happy-ending successful adoptions. Rescue dogs and cats who’ve found their forever homes.

adopt a rescue pet Barbados, Ocean Acres

Rescue, Rehabilitate, Re-Home

Dogs, cats, tortoises too – all looking for their forever homes. Ocean Acres shelters over 150+ animals. Please Adopt, Don’t Shop!

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Rainbow Bridge

Those we love do not leave us. Unseen and silent but always near. Still loved, still missing and forever dear.