The BARN is a haven for animals in need of rescue and adoption. We promote animal welfare within Northern Ireland, we rescue & re-home; we tend and we care for our animals in our care 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 furever 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.

If you are interested in adopting, head over to our Facebook page to book an appointment! 
We are also grateful for those offering to foster, to volunteer, for donations and promoting our charity!
If you care about animal welfare we’re here to help, guide and assist. Thank you

Charlie Howes is crowdfunding for The Barn Animal Rescue. Charlie Howes aims to raise £1,000+  to help care for and rehome, stray and unwanted cats and dogs. Follow the link below to support him. 

My Story My name is Charlie and I am running the Cardiff half marathon on the 6th of October to raise some money for The Barn animal rescue in Newtownards. 
The barn where I am a volunteer, is a small local non profit organisation who care for and rehome stray dogs and cats. They rely heavily on public donations. I would love to raise as much money as possible to help them build more outdoor runs and an agility area to exercise the dogs. "  
Please follow the link below to find out more! 

30th August 2019


Folks we are proud to let you know that once again the BARN has been selected by Petplan as a nominee for charity of the year 2020.

This is our third time as nominees and we are very happy. You can go to the website "petplan.co.uk" to vote for the rescue. Or we can provide you a form here at the shelter or email you a copy. Thank you for your continued support and please nominate our shelter for 2020! 



Meet Lexi, one of our China dogs coming to the BARN next month. The first picture to your left shows poor Lexi in horrendous conditions. However, she is now in the right hands with the Barn and China Dog Rescue and is looking far better and happier!                         20/09/2019


The Barn Rescue and China Dog Rescue have partnered up to travel to China on the 8th of October! Bringing back multiple dogs, 5 that are going to be staying at the Barn until re-homed. Visa's all sorted and ready to go! We will keep you posted. Visit our Facebook page for more!


The Barn's old handsome chap Danny went off to his foster home a few weeks ago and he has definitely settled in well and enjoying every minute of it. Danny was our oldest member at the barn aged 13! This is a beautiful photo of Danny and his brother Pigs relaxing after a well deserved walk. 


Our elegant Raffles went to his furever home on Sunday and appears to have settled in straight away! Before adoption Raffles mum to be, walked him regularly and they both always had the best time. As their bond grew his new mum decided to adopt! And we couldn't be happier for them. Another dog re-homed by The Barn with many more to come!

Raffles' snoozing......                                                                    5/09/2019

Do you remember our little Cindy who came to the BARN last month? Well, she has finally found her furever home with her new mum and dad! We are all over the moon for Cindy and her family, she's going to be missed at the BARN but that is what we're here to do, Rescue and Re-home. We are all certain she is going to have the best life ever from now onwards. 

28th August 2019

 BART, The BARN's new pup of the week! Bart is a 2 year old Jack Russell Terrier, neutered and fully vaccinated as are all of our rescues here at the BARN. Bart like a typical Jack needs daily stimulation and exercise to keep them out of mischief. He may be a handfull but his love in return is worth it! He's playful and so loveable, he's generous with his kisses and there never will be a dull moment with bart around! As Bart is an excitable lad we recommend no young children but other dogs may or may not be an option depending on the introductions. However, Bart will be protective over his food so please feed separably.

If you are interested in meeting Bart please contact the Facebook page as always!

26TH AUGUST 2019

Last week 4 lucky pups found their furever homes! Danny, Cleo, Ziva and Maisie all found great loving homes and we couldn't be more chuffed for them. They will certainly be missed.  We wish you all the best guys!  

21st August 2019

Meet Riva, our very first PUP OF THE WEEK!

Riva is approximately 3 years old, She is spayed and fully vaccinated as are all of our rescues before re-homing. She is a friendly little Jack Russell Terrier who will chase the ball all day long! She is sociable with people and most other dogs! Riva could possibly be re-homed with other dogs depending on the introductions however, we wouldn't recommend her living with young children. 

If you are interested in meeting this sweet girl please as always contact the Facebook page listed below. Thank you  

19th August 2019


A charity to help rescue cruelly treated or abandoned animals; re-homing to their forever families to experience love and care.  NIC registration 106152 As we have rescued residents who have experienced past trauma, we ask that you please contact us via PM or phone to book an appointment to view animals available for adoption.  Here at the BARN, the animals come first. We have adopted dogs who live with us, in special cases; they cannot be re-homed. This is their furever home.  So please let us know if you're thinking of dropping by, we look forward to your visit!


Barn Rescue Phone Number - 02891863300

Email - thebarnrescue@gmail.com


4 Ballyblack Road East
BT22 2HH Newtownards

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

Booked Appointments ONLY


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