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Bristol A.R.C. Clifton


B.A.R.C. Clifton

B.A.R.C. Clifton is a brand new premium pet accessories shop and grooming salon, with animals’ health, happiness and welfare firmly at its heart.

We’re different because we’re run by and for a local Bristol charity. Yes that’s right – B.A.R.C. Clifton is a high end professional shop and grooming salon supporting Bristol Animal Rescue Centre, the city’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity.

Supporting local animals in need
It’s a different model of ‘charity shop’ but given the previous ‘pet focused’ set up of the premises and our passion and dedication to the city’s animals, it made sense. The profits from B.A.R.C. Clifton go back into supporting Bristol Animal Rescue Centre, enabling us to continue helping, healing and homing animals and supporting Bristol pet owners, across the city’s communities.

Positive animal welfare
Our ethos of positive animal welfare runs through everything we do here at B.A.R.C. Clifton. We provide professional grooming services using only cruelty-free ethical products from award winning brand HOWND, and sell both HOWND and Wildwash products for you to use at home between grooms.

But we know it’s not just about looking good on the outside – you’ll find natural, organic food and treats from trusted quality brands including Lily’s Kitchen, Beco and BHMH for your dog or cat. We have sourced toys and accessories which where possible are natural, made from recycled materials and positively support your pet’s well-being and our environment.

Something for your pet, something for you
And that's not all. It's not just your four-legged friend who'll find something special at B.A.R.C. Clifton - we stock a beautiful range of pre-loved and new luxury outdoor clothing and accessories for you too. From Barbour and Burberry, to Harris Tweed and more - with locally roasted coffee beans from Wogan ready to be freshly ground into the drink of your choice as you shop for you, your pet, your family or for a gift.

So whether big or small, mischievous or quiet, you can be sure your special four-legged family member’s health and happiness is a priority at B.A.R.C. Clifton.

Our Charity

Bristol Animal Rescue Centre (Bristol A.R.C.), who run B.A.R.C. Clifton, is the oldest and the largest local animal charity and has been caring for the city’s pets and wildlife since 1887 - helping, healing and homing over 14,000 vulnerable animals each year.

We provide vital care for all sorts of animals; from dogs and cats to rabbits, ferrets and budgies (and even iguanas!) delivering essential local services across Bristol including:

  • Veterinary care: From x-rays and vaccinations to operations, microchipping and more.
  • 24 hour care: We’re here for wildlife and animals round-the-clock.
  • Rehoming: We ensure every animal finds the ideal home and owner for their needs.
  • Behaviour work: Providing our animals with training, behaviour support and play time.
  • Welfare assistance support: We provide low cost care to owners facing financial hardship.
  • Outreach care: Our free weekly pop up clinics provide treatments and educate owners.

We’re proud to be affiliated with the RSPCA but receive no automatic funding from them. We rely on the generous support of local communities and corporate supporters to help us continue delivering vital local services today and into the future.