The Freedom Flight – Sponsor a Dog

Fundraising & Events (PAST) The Freedom Flight Crisis Appeal
sponsor a dog, the Freedom Flight, Barbados

Here is your opportunity to sponsor an Ocean Acres dog to guarantee their place on the Barbados Freedom Flight to Canada.

What is the Freedom Flight

The Covid pandemic has resulted in financial hardship for pet owners. We have seen a significant increase in pet surrenders, abandonment and neglect. We, and other rescue shelters, are full to capacity and are struggling to cope. The Ruffugee Project, The Barbados Freedom Flight is a one-off emergency crisis appeal to fly 200 rescue dogs from Barbados to Canada, working in partnership with Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue (EOPR). For more information about this crucial project, please click below.

How much to sponsor a dog

The cost to sponsor a dog is USD$600 which covers the flight, the medical examinations, vet reports and travelling crate. Your sponsored dog will go to an approved home after a period of ‘decompression’ in a foster home. The dogs are totally cared for and supported throughout the transition to their new and happy life.

Business/Organisation Sponsorship

This is the biggest Freedom Flight in the history of the Caribbean. As a business owner or organisation, by sponsoring a dog, you’ll benefit from worldwide publicity, global news coverage and extensive social media marketing.

Research by The Wall Street Journal found that consumers are more likely to do business with a philanthropic organisation. Other studies have shown that Millennials are 70% more likely to spend more on companies that support charities. It’s proven that charitable donations and corporate sponsorships will positively impact on your reputation, improve customer loyalty, increase sales and expand your reach to a wider audience. So why not promote your organisation and support a worthy cause at the same time!

  1. You’ll have a page on our website, displaying the dog (s) you’ve sponsored, with your company name, logo, company info. and links to your website and social media
  2. We’ll promote you in photos, videos, TV and radio interviews and we can provide you with marketing material that you can also use and share
  3. Additional marketing and promotional options are available e.g. branded dog jacket (used in photos of the dog enjoying life in Canada), branded dog crate (which will continue to be used after this project)

Group/Friend Sponsorship

You could split the sponsorship fee with your friends and family. For example, if a group of six of you donated USD$100 each, that’s the cost of flying one dog! What we offer you:

  1. A ‘thank you’ page on our website. Supply us with photos, videos and a write-up about your group and why you love animals and support this program
  2. Additional and optional ‘sponsored by’ branded dog jacket and/or dog crate
  3. Of course, you may prefer to remain anonymous, which we respect

How to Sponsor a Dog

  1. Visit this page on our website: DOGS FOR ADOPTION
  2. Choose a dog (s) to sponsor
  3. If it’s displayed on the dogs bio page that they are already sponsored, please choose another dog
  4. Contact us to tell us you’re sponsoring a dog and their name (s)
  5. Send us your sponsorship fee (how to pay: detailed below)
  6. We’ll then email you full instructions of what information and content you’re to provide

How to Pay

  1. By Cheque: Addressed to ‘Ocean Acres Animal Sanctuary’
  2. Cash Donations: In person or collected (please do not post cash)
  3. Direct Deposit at any branch of the CIBC Barbados to: Ocean Acres Animal Sanctuary (Account #1001202486)
  4. By Bank Transfer

Our Bank Details

Ocean Acres Animal Sanctuary
First Caribbean International Bank (Barbados) Limited
Speightstown, St Peter, Barbados
Account Number: 1001202486
Swift Code: FCIBBBBB

Tax-Deductible Donations

If you wish to benefit from a tax deductible donation, please download, complete and return the form to Ocean Acres. Email:


If you’d prefer not to sponsor a dog, you can also donate via the GoFundMe Campaign. All contributions are gratefully appreciated.

By supporting this project you are saving hundreds of dogs and enabling us to create the much needed space at our shelter – so we can continue to help more dogs in need. For further information or if you have any questions:

Contact Us

  1. Complete our Contact Form
  2. Email:
  3. Tel./Whatsapp +1 (246) 262-4505
  4. Facebook: OceanAcresAnimalSanctuary

Find out more about Ocean Acres, who we are, what we do and why we desperately need your help!