BARC, Inc.

BARC, Inc.

BARC, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating Bernese Mountain Dogs from dog brokers, dog auctions, puppy mills, and any other dangerous, exploitative or abusive situation.  BARC, Inc. places these dogs in loving pet homes as spayed or neutered companions.

Adoptable Bernese Mountain Dogs 



Meet the “Juan” and Only. Juan is 6 months old and was rescued with his two brothers that have since gone to their forever homes. Life hasn’t been kind to him up until he was rescued. Juan is super sweet, but due to his rough start, he is somewhat timid and is lacking in trust. He is currently in a wonderful foster home where is is learning that most people are kind. He would do best in a home with another confident dog to show him the ropes. Juan’s adopter must understand that his rehabilitation may take some time and most importantly patience. Due to his timid nature, his adoptive family must be willing to pick him up from his foster home. Flying him or changing hands multiple times in ground transport is just not in his best interest.



Lincoln is being fostered in IL. He is a typical 3 month old puppy — precious, sweet, fun, and wants nothing more to be with his people.




Although safe, these dogs may be undergoing medical treatment, temperament testing, and/or foster placement for socialization.  If you are interested in one of our special babies, we ask that you read the FAQ’s and then complete the adoption application.  Questions and applications can be sent to our Board Member, Lisa Florin.    We have a high volume of applications to review and are very serious about where our rescues are placed, so please allow at least two weeks for our committee members to review the application.

Our rescues are fostered throughout the United States. Transportation arrangements of BARC babies to their new homes are the responsibility of the adopters.

Please also note, many of our rescues are placed quickly and don’t even make it to our website for posting…that’s a great thing!


Prior to placement all BARC dogs are:  spayed or neutered; microchipped; checked for heartworms and parasites and treated if necessary; brought up-to-date on all vaccinations, in some cases boosters may be necessary; and are on heartworm and flea/tick preventives.  In the event that a puppy is too young or a dog too ill to be spayed or neutered prior to placement, the contract will require the adopter to spay/neuter the dog within a reasonable timeframe.