Whilst exotic animals may still be kept as pets it is up to us to ensure that those animals in pet homes receive the very best of care. The Grace’s Rest advice and education services instruct the public and professionals alike in the proper care and management of exotic species along with an aim to reduce the numbers of individuals and diversity of species kept as pets.
Advice is freely given and fees from paid services detailed below support the vital work of the rescue service.
More information and photos are to follow shortly.
* A deposit of 50% of the total booking cost is taken upon reciept of booking to reserve your date, the remainder of the balance being due within 14 days of date of invoice after completion of the event. Sorry, booking deposits are non-refundable in any circumstance.
PLEASE NOTE: Grace's Rest does not provide "pet party" or "animal encounter" services due to a multitude of scientifically valid animal welfare and human health and safety concerns.
Supported by Ladbrook Insurance, a specialist animal charity insurance provider.
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Mon - Fri:
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!