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 



Maggie, is 11 months old and beautiful! She is a big girl and has a smooth coat. Sadly life has not been kind to Maggie up until rescue, and she is very shy and scared right now. On a encouraging note, she has improved in the time she has been in her foster home. When she thinks people aren’t watching she is very playful with other dogs. She no longer cowers when someone enters a room, but chooses to keep her distance. When she thinks her foster mom is asleep, she will come over and sniff her hand. In the mornings she rejoices with her foster sister Lois at the start of a new day. In her exuberance she sometimes forgets she is afraid comes right up to her foster mom for a brief moment. She wants truly wants to be involved, but needs time to get there. With time, she is going to be a devoted companion. This girl does not have a mean bone in her body deserves a very special home that will show her what love is. Maggie must have a physically fenced in backyard, and would do best in a home with another confident dog.





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.



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.