Grace's Rest is committed to equal opportunities. All clients are welcome and are treated fairly and with respect regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, ethnicity, age, disability or sexual orientation.
* Please note that Grace's Rest often operates at full capacity.
Current status as of w.c. 29/05/2017: Due to financial hardship we are currently unable to offer placements to exotic mammals and reptiles (except tortoises - we have a waiting list of carers for these species). Our current donation appeal has seen a heartwarming level of support and we hope to be able to recommence admissions of these species very soon. In the meantime we are still able to offer placements to invertebrates and amphibians and are able to give advice on other rehoming options for reptiles and mammals. Please consider making a donation today so that we can continue our vital rescue work.
Please contact us for further information.
Sorry, we are unable to offer placements to terrapins or turtles at this time. Please contact us for the best route to take to rehome these species.
** We kindly request that you do not use this feature to pay for booking deposits.
Phone: 01676 471390
Mobile: 07841 623106
Post: Grace's Rest, PO Box 6420, Coventry, CV6 9LS
Or use our contact form.
Mon - Sun:
Office hours: 10am - 5pm
Emergency calls only: 8am - 10am & 5pm - 8pm
Open every day
Meet the Owner-Operator, Clare Barnard BSc.(Hons)
Clare is a research scientist and PhD candidate at the University of Lincoln where she is studying wildlife conservation and the direct impact of the exotic pet trade on wild animal populations. She will be working from the Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecology of Adaptations. Clare has also been honoured to become part of the Global Amphibian Biodiversity research team.
Clare has almost 20 years professional experience in the husbandry of exotic animals a specialism in the genetics of British herpetofauna. She has worked with wild Adders (Vipera berus) and endangered Natterjack Toads (Epidalea calamita) under Natural England license conditions. Clare has worked as a zookeeper and within private collections including her own. She lives in rural North Warwickshire, on-site at Grace's Rest, with a whole host of animals!