The BARN is a haven for animals in need of rescue and adoption. We promote animal welfare within Northern Ireland, we rescue and re-home. We tend and we care for our animals at our rescue based in Carrowdore, County Down. We look after rescued cats and dogs and also have dogs with permanent residency who found their forever home here at the BARN. The BARN operates a ‘no kill’ policy and we will not put to sleep a healthy animal. We have a number of new expansions in the pipeline regarding the BARN complex with a view to progressing the number of rescues we can accommodate within the rescue.

If you love animals as much as we do and want to adopt or help our charity please contact our Facebook page linked below. 

We are always looking for new volunteers to help out at the rescue. Daily tasks of our volunteers could include: Deep cleaning of dogs and cats kennels, walking dogs, feeding, dishes, supervision over the animals and laundry.  Many of our animals have had a bad start and need all the attention they can get, so we really do like to emphasize that we spend as much quality time with each resident as possible. 

Every kennel that is currently being used gets deep cleaned daily which is why it's vital we have as many volunteers to help as possible. 

Due to the Corona virus Covid-19,  we have restrictions to keep us, you and our volunteers safe. We are slowly accepting applications for any of our residents at this time via our Facebook page

We rescue and re-home 

If you are interested in adopting, we will welcome you!
We are also grateful for offers of fostering, volunteering and donations.
If you care about animal welfare we’re here.


Barn Rescue Phone Number - 02891863300

Email- thebarnanimalrescueards@gmail.com


4 Ballyblack Road East BT22 2HH Newtownards

Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm

Booked appointments ONLY


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