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 Hank, a 2 ½ year old male Bernese Mountain dog fostered in Columbus, OH. Hank’s life didn’t start out too great, as he spent the first 2 years of his life living outside. Upon arriving in his foster home, he wouldn’t even come inside, let alone have anyone touch him. With a lot of love and special treatment, Hank has now warmed up to his foster family. He is still very leery of males but has taken a strong liking for his Foster Mom. Hank has never shown any signs of aggression only fear and when spooked he is a flight risk. He has figured out that the “inside” is a wonderful place and LOVES cuddling on the bed with his foster mom. He enjoys car rides, does very well on a leash and doesn’t bother his foster families Cat. Hank has been crate trained and he finds his cage to be his safe place.

Hank would do best in a home with older adults/children or someone who might work from home who could spend their days gaining Hank’s trust. It is also recommended he go to a home with another confident Berner (male or female, Hank seems to have a thing for the ladies though) who can continually show him how to be a “dog”—Hank has so much potential to be an incredible family member, he just needs a family who is willing to show him the love he never received as a puppy!

*If you are interested in adopting Hank or any of our BMD’s, please read our Frequently Asked Questions & fill out an Adoption Application, both linked below. Thank you so much for your interest in BARC, Inc. & our beautiful Berner rescues. ❤


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 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.