Please note, at times I may be very busy with bookings, attending rescues and caring for all of the resident animals.  If there is no answer at the office please call the mobile number and leave a message.  Alternatively please send an email, use the form below or contact me via the Grace's Rest Facebook page or Twitter feed.


The office is open for enquiries Mon - Sun from 10am - 5pm.  Emails, messages and general enquiries will be readily answered during these times; those received outside of these times may not be answered immediately but you will receive a response within 24 hours.  Emergencies are ALWAYS given priority.


Please note that emergency telephone calls are accepted 24/7.

Phone: 01676 471390

Mobile: 07841 623106



Post: Grace's Rest, PO Box 6420, Coventry, CV6 9LS


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Current status as of w.c. 30/10/2017: Due to our impending move to new premises admissions of reptiles, mammals and some amphibians are temporarily suspended.  If your pet from one of these categories is in need of rehoming please get in touch and we will redirect you as best we can.  In the meantime we are still able to offer placements to invertebrates and our advice service is unaffected.  Keep up to date with all the latest news surrounding the move by following our Facebook page.


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.


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Supported by Ladbrook Insurance, a specialist animal charity insurance provider.


How to contact us:

Phone: 01676 471390

Mobile: 07841 623106


Post: Grace's Rest, PO Box 6420,                  Coventry, CV6 9LS


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opening hours

Mon - Sun:

Office hours: 10am - 5pm


Emergency calls accepted 24/7


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!

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