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
SHASTA DAISY | MEDICAL HOLD | ILLINOIS
Shasta is a sweetheart! She absolutely loves being petted. She puts her head in your lap or leans up against you to get as much love as she can. Shy, but when you sit down she comes to you for ear scratching and tummy rubs. Loves the other dogs and also likes kids. Shasta weighs 77 pounds and is underweight due to being heartworm positive. She has started a 3 month round of meds. She is reluctant to come in the house, but quickly becomes accustomed to the house and is brave enough to explore. She does not want to sleep on her quilt, but has found it useful to put her collections on, whether leashes one night or single shoes lined up in a row. So far she has not chewed anything but her rolled stuffed rawhides and milkbones. She walks well on a leash and gets in the car easily, but puts the brakes on if you want her to go through the door. She is a beautiful, large Berner. Don’t tell her I said this, but her feet are not petite. Just sayin!
BERNIE | PEORIA, IL
Bernie is a sweet laid back boy. He gets along with his foster fur family, and is submissive to people. He’s a bit shy and slow to warm up, but once he trusts you he loves belly rubs. He would do best with another dog around to help give him confidence. He would prefer a home with a fenced in backyard, as he’s not the best on a leash.
DAISY | ADOPTED
Daisy is a sweet 6 year old girl. Like her sister Maisy, she is a pint sized Berner and slightly bow-legged. She is house trained and has not had an accident. Not sure how she is with crates, since she has basically had free run of the house and has felt most comfortable in the family room. She gets along with our dogs, but doesn’t really play with them yet. She loves to lie in the grass and be brushed. She gives me a big smile when the brush comes out. She likes to be with the family, and have scratches and cuddles. Daisy would probably like a quieter household (older kids OK) who will give her the love and attention she deserves. She deserves a special home that will make up for the life she has endured for the last 6 years. We will not fly Daisy. Her new family will have to be willing to drive to pick her up.
MANDY | NEBRASKA
Mandy is a large six year old girl. She’s pretty shy and tentative so she will need a quiet home with no children. She can be playful and enjoys romping in the yard. She also enjoys having a crate to have a safe place in which to retreat. She can be a silly girl. I’ve found the way to her heart is through people junk food, in particular, cookies and Cheetos! I think she will really blossom in a home filled with love, patience and treats!! A fenced yard is a must for Mandy. Another confident dog to show her the ropes would be ideal. She’s very submissive with other dogs.
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.