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: Tucker 5 y/o 💙 & Riley 4 y/o female 💗
*Bonded father/daughter pair; must stay together*
Current, location: Virginia

This beautiful pair have been through a lot of change. They were rescued from a home with a loving owner whose family situation changed & could no longer care for them. They are super sweet dogs who love people, children & other pets. They will do best in a place where love & attention can be given in large doses! Warning: SWEETNESS overdose! 💕

They are house trained, know all the basic commands & just want to be with you and please you. They are up to date on shots and have been so happy with their foster Mom and her dogs!

They are waiting now for their furever home xoxo


Meet: Cindy & Sandy 💕 (5 year old females)
[Bonded pair; must stay together]

Cindy 🐾( 5 y/o female, Bday: 12/1/2014)

Cindy is a happy, very affectionate healthy girl who was recently surrendered by a breeder. Cindy’s right eye was injured when she was a puppy & remains slightly hazy. It does not appear to give her any trouble, though. Cindy currently weighs ~ 85lbs.

Cindy was previously kept outside, but is very much enjoying her new indoor life. She walks on a leash, plays with toys, & loves affection. Getting in the car is still a little scary for her, but once she’s in, she’s a fine rider. Cindy has no problem with stairs & has been quick to understand potty training. She uses the dog door on her own & has not had any accidents.

Cindy was raised around children and even the smallest helped with her care. She has had no problem getting along with other pets, including large dogs, small dogs, and cats. 🐾Cindy has an incredibly sweet disposition. She is a quiet, friendly girl who cannot wait to meet her furever family! 💜

Sandy 🐾 (5 y/o female, Bday: 12/6/2014)

This sweet girl Sandy was recently surrendered by a breeder. Sandy has no health problems, currently weighs ~74lbs, and has quickly warmed to her new comfortable, indoor life. Sandy is a very happy and friendly girl.

She walks on a leash, plays with toys, and actively seeks out attention and affection. She’s still a little unsure of getting in the car but once in, she does fine. She also has no problem with stairs. Sandy was kept outside previously, but is doing very well with potty training. She uses the dog door on her own and has not had any accidents. 🐾

Sandy has had no problem getting along with the other pets in our home which include large dogs, small dogs, and two cats. Sandy’s previous home was filled with children and even the small children helped with her care. 😍 Sandy enjoys people and is ready to share her happy, easygoing personality with her furever family! 💜


Otto is a wonderful 3.5 year old male that is up to date on shots & house trained. He’s been with a loving family all his life; so, he is socialized & well adjusted to living as a pet & family member. He is a sweet boy who is good with children, cats, and rabbits. He was surrendered to BARC because the family had to relocate to the busy city due to work and since relocating, Otto has become reactive to other dogs. Otto must go to a home with NO other dogs. 🐱🐰🐾

When Otto lived in Vermont his family ran an Air B-n-B and was great with all the guests coming and going. He even loved playing with the neighbors two labs when they lived there. He had a very large yard in VT, so someplace similar to allow him to run and play will be important. Otto would not be happy in the hustle and bustle of large city life. 🏞🏡

Otto is a handsome guy and so loving. He loves attention and asks for face scratches. He sits on your feet and backs up as close as he can to you when you sit on a chair or couch. He likes to be with people as much as possible. He loves popcorn, peanuts, peanut butter, and poptarts (blueberry or strawberry unfrosted)! 🥜🍿

The family is devastated, but they want Otto to enjoy his life to the fullest; he is not thriving in their new normal. Don’t you think Otto deserves a loving forever home with a big yard and plenty of pop tarts? We do. ❤️🐾



Charlie is a goofy, animated 4-year-old boy. He’s been through a lot in his 4 years – from needing a complete tail amputation, to having & being treated for heartworm disease, IBD, pancreatitis, & a vitamin deficiency. Charlie has had a rough life thus far & truly deserves a loving forever home. 💜🐾

He has been living with his foster family in the SW suburbs of Chicago since November & has made large strides in his comfort level around people! He can still be quite scared & nervous around new people, especially children, although he is very very gentle. Loud noises & quick movements tend to startle him. He loves to play with other dogs (big & small) and is great with cats as well. 🐾

He will need lots of love & attention to overcome his prior life. A quiet patient home is what he is seeking. Charlie just wants to become part of a family! 💜 With love, time, & patience we feel he’ll learn how to be the dog he was born to be; a sweet boy with no tail who just wants to love & be loved. 🐾



Missy is a very shy young lady, she’s no fan of paparazzi! 😎 Her personality is currently stifled, but with enough time and love, she will shine! She deserves a forever family who will show her the love she needs. 💜

“She likes to tear up bath mats, but probably not a good thing to put in the initial post. 🤣😅 She seems to be good with being outside and isn’t afraid of the mower, etc.! She keeps clear of it, but doesn’t run and hide. She is more scared of the person operating the mower (me). 😔 She will join you in the bathroom, if you are sitting down.. if you know what I mean. 😬 She also likes her stuffed toys!”

Missy has been through a lot in her life thus far; she’s been through the system, heart worm treatment, and had a run in with a semi-truck. She is a survivor. She is fearful due to her past; she has anxiety and is an extreme flight risk. This poor girl has been broken and bonding will probably take awhile.. but, will be worth it! This little lady has a bright future ahead of her!

We know that with love, time, & patience, Missy will blossom into the amazing companion she was meant to be. 🐾 She seeks an understanding home, preferably with another dog. This sweet girl deserves a loving forever family. 💜

Her foster family said they would really like to see if we can find a home in the KC area because they would like to be a part of her transition into her forever home 💕


Dakota (6 y/o male) & Molly (5 1/2 y/o female)

Meet Dakota & his best friend, Molly. These two have been together their entire life & were recently surrendered by a breeder. Dakota & Molly have no health problems and have quickly warmed to their new comfortable, indoor life. They love to sleep side by side with their toes touching. 💕

Dakota was extremely anxious & fearful at first. In fact, just getting him in the car resulted in him fleeing twice! He was extremely dirty & matted, and therefore is partially shaved and sporting an interesting haircut right now. He’s now been with us just three short weeks & he has changed so much! He has learned to walk on a leash (he prefers a harness to a collar), play with toys, and actively seek out attention & affection. He has even given his foster mom kisses on the nose! He seems to enjoy being involved in whatever is going on in our home & keeps track of what everyone is doing. Dakota often trails CLOSE behind me all around the house which seems to partially be his curious personality, but also may be him still figuring out his new surroundings. 🐾

Molly is a quiet, more reserved dog, but warms up to anyone who patiently shows her love and affection. Molly was also quite fearful originally, but in a very short time has figured out how to go up and down stairs (a huge accomplishment for her!), walk on a leash, and now loves for us to pet her. In fact, if you stop, she will boldly nudge your hand to continue! Molly gets MOST excited at dinner time! 😋

Both were kept outside previously, but are doing very well with potty training, with only occasional accidents usually overnight. 🏡

Dakota and Molly have had no problem getting along with the other pets in our home which include large dogs, small dogs, a very energetic large puppy, and two cats. They also enjoy and interact with our small children with no problem as well. 🐾

Molly and Dakota are a sweet pair who have welcomed and absolutely soaked up attention and love since we’ve had them. It did not take long for us to gain their trust and the same will be true for their forever family! 💕


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 extremely an extremely high volume of applications to review and are very serious about where our rescues are placed. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we are no longer able to reply personally to each one. However, we do hope to contact you when we have an available rescue that might be a fit.

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.