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 wc. 12/02/2017: Placements for reptiles, amphibians and mammals are very limited and will be reserved for emergency cases only; placements for invertebrates are unaffected with plenty of space available. Available accomodation includes: 2x 4ft vivaria, 2x 2ft vivaria, 2x 4.5ft³ arboreal vivaria and a range of micro habitats suitable for invertebrates.
Please contact us for further information.
Sorry, we are unable to offer placements to tortoises, 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 biologist with almost 20 years professional experience in the husbandry of exotic animals and five years dedicated academic study on the subject with her 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 also 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!
In February 2017 Clare accepted an unconditional offer from the University of Lincoln and was admitted onto the PhD Programme in the Life Sciences Department where she will study 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.