The BARK kennels have had to make adjustments, in line with government guidance.
BARK is now cautiously starting rehoming and inviting potential owners to the kennels to view specific animals. We want to reassure you we will continue to follow Government guidelines to keep our animals you and and our staff safe.
All potential owners will need to complete an application form from our website. These can be currently be found on the individual animal pages. If there is no link to an application form the animal is not currently looking for a home.
You will be asked to confirm before coming to the kennels and on arrival at the kennels that you do not have any symptoms of Covid, you do not believe you have been in contact with anyone who may have had or has symptoms.
We will offer a strict appointment basis. We will only allow two people from the same household at kennels, sorry no children. Time will need to be limited to 10 minutes in all areas except dogs.
We will have hand cleanser for you to use on arrival and departure from the kennels.
We ask that all visitors bring their own mask and wear it at all times when on premises.
We are still not accepting any donations of food or other animal stuff from ‘houses’ at our kennels. All items would have to be quarantined and we sadly just don’t have the space. Our shop is taking donation of items to sell in our shop. We would ask that you go to the back of our shop (via the Maltings Car Park) All items will be quarantined for a minimum 72 hours.
These guidelines are subject to change without notice.
More details on current guidelines or what to do if you have any concerns can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/shops-and-branches
B.A.R.K. short for Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels, is a registered charity (Number 1083038 in England and Wales and SC038235 in Scotland) and is active and growing. B.A.R.K provides temporary refuge for unwanted and stray domestic animals. Wherever possible it is our objective to re-home them. Our area of operation is north and south of the Scottish Border, although we will take animals in from all areas, in reality this generally means within about 60 miles of the kennels, although we have had animals in from as far North as Aberdeen and as far South as London.
Our Centre has been built to a high standard conforming with, and as far as possible taking account of future, legislation.
The Centre is staffed by 9 part-time staff, a manager and volunteers are a great support.
If for any reason you cannot continue to look after your pet please contact us and we will do our best to help re-home your pet while causing the least amount of trauma to all concerned. Please contact us on 01289 306299 or complete the contact form.
If you are considering giving up your animals for adoption please consider the following. If you relinquish your animals to us for whatever reason please understand that this is a PERMANENT arrangement. Once your animal is with us they will be assessed, given any necessary veterinary treatment and found a suitable permanent home as soon as possible. It is important that you realise this and although you are welcome to ring us to find out how the animals coming in to us is doing you can not come back to us anytime after you have signed over your animal asking for them to be returned. This will not happen. Please ensure you have explored all avenues before bringing your animal in for rehoming.
If you are looking for a new pet to share your life please check out our page Things to consider before Adoption and look on our webpage Animals needing homes.
B.A.R.K. is a registered charity and is always in need of funds to continue our aim of helping needy animals. We have an active and thriving charity shop in the town, which provides around 50% of the funds needed to run the centre. The remainder being funded from our own fundraising events, Friends of BARK scheme, general donations, sponsored events and grant application.
Your donation and support is need to ensure we can offer animals in need help when they need it most. As one animal is rehomed another appears with more expense involved. All the animals needing medical attention are seen by our vet immediately and treatment given where necessary. Others are seen on our routine visits. All animals receive routine vaccinations, worming and flea treatment. All dogs and cats not previously neutered are done as soon as cleared by a vet.
Our priority is always to use funds to keep the rescue and re-homing service for unwanted pets operating, any spare funds then going towards the kennels. Donations by cheque made payable to Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels and sent to BARK Kennels, Windmill Way East, Ramparts Business Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1TU will be gratefully received.
The B.A.R.K kennels are situated in the new Ramparts Business Park. If you go towards the domestic waste site and carry on along that road the kennels are on the left hand side just before the new building site.
Kennels opening times to the Public are strictly:- Tuesday to Saturday from Noon to 4pm, last viewing 3:30. Please follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/BerwickAnimalRescue or check out our Twitter account or Google Plus account