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 .
SAMMY | CENTRAL IL
I would like to introduce you to Sampson “Sammy”.
Sammy will become a wonderful companion for a stay at home owner who already has a fur brother or sister for Sammy. He is not a candidate for children in the home. Sammy has been in foster care for over three weeks and is still very, very shy, scared and timid. He feels most comfortable with our dog and follows his lead. Everyday, he is making small steps, but he has a long way to go. Sammy is a flight risk, so must have a fenced yard.
I see Sammy’s true personality come out at night when he thinks we are asleep. He checks out the house, loves to roll on his back on the rug next to the bed and wiggle around, then he gets down to business of eating his milk bone, and chewing on his rawhide. Once he has taken care of that, he heads to the bathroom to eat his dinner and drink two bowls of water. He will pace a little and settle down on the rug next to me for the night.
He has had very few accidents in the house, most of those the first week here. He knows to head outside for taking care of business, although he doesn’t like the yard at night as it is big and scary. The side yard with flood lights solved that problem!
He has a lot to learn yet and if you think you would like to pamper this dog through his insecurities, I am sure there will be a love match. He is beautiful and has such soulful eyes, it breaks my heart that he has not known the love from a human in his 19 months on earth. ♥️
POPPY | ADOPTED
Meet Poppy, a happy, loving 7 month old girl. She loves to play with her foster brothers, romping and running in the yard. She enjoys going for walks and exploring her surroundings, so she’d love an active family with another playful dog. While Poppy loves her play time, snuggling on the couch with her foster family is another of her favorite pastimes. Her foster family has been working on her house training and she has made huge strides in a very short period time. She is a smart pup!
Poppy would like a family with someone at home to spend time with her and continue with her training. She will make a wonderful addition to any family who can provide her with her wish list. This girl won’t disappoint, bringing joy and laughter everyday.
She is being fostered in Wichita, KS and her new family must be willing to drive to pick her up. 🐾💜
MANDY | ADOPTED
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.