The British (Forces) Animal Rehoming Centre - BARC - offers support to military personnel with pets.
BARC is a non-profit organisation - any proceeds from our activities go directly towards the support and upkeep of the animals and facilities.
Established in 1991 BARC is dedicated to providing an animal welfare service to British Forces in the Western Sovereign Base Area, Cyprus. As well as finding new homes for cats and dogs, BARC offers pet boarding and an import / export service exclusively to service personnel.
For details and rates for boarding your pet with BARC please visit the boarding page.
If your next posting is to Cyprus and you need further information on our pet import service, please visit our export page.
Volunteers - we need you!
It is through the help and support of dedicated volunteers that BARC is able to keep its doors open, and every day we need volunteers to feed, walk and groom the animals, as well as providing lots of love! But this is not all BARC needs help with – as a charity which relies almost solely on the generosity of volunteers, we also need help with maintenance, the BARC shops and fundraising.
If you think you can help in any capacity please get in touch.
BARC & Vocational Training Opportunities
BARC in conjunction with Forces Education Centre's offer the opportunity of Business Administration or Animal Care VTQ spaces. If you would be interested in this please contact BARC or your local Education Centre.
Former student Nicole had this to say:
"Studying my Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship at BARC has sucessfully helped me to progress to my Level 3 in the UK. BARC is a very special place and I truly enjoyed my time there - being able to do administration work and also be with animals. It was a true joy!"
Former student Cein had this to say:
I decided to take level 2 Business Administration as I believed it would open new doors to me and give me a greater opportunity to find a decent job. I always knew I wanted to work with animals, so becoming an apprentice at BARC was the obvious choice! I enjoyed every single day working there. I'm now a Canine Carer for Dogs Trust and I can thank my experience at BARC and my apprenticeship for that.