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.

Barbados Registered Charity No. 1652

Karen Whittaker Ocean Acres Barbados

Who We Are

Founded by Karen Whittaker, Ocean Acres Animal Sanctuary is a Barbados rescue shelter for dogs and cats.

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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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Successful Adoptions

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

Barbados Ruffugee Project

Fundraising and Events

Ocean Acres is a non-profit Barbados dog and cat rescue. We depend on the generosity, kindness and support of others. Help us to help them!


Support Animals in Need

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

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The Community Outreach Program

Educating and supporting the community on the proper care and welfare of dogs and cats. We will make a difference, by being the difference.

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.

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Rainbow Bridge

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