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
JOY | ADOPTED
Daisy Lil’ Joy, affectionately called by her foster mommy, is almost two years old and weighs about 67 lbs. She has had a very rough start in life. Sadly, life up until now was not kind to her. When rescued Joy was extremely frightened of human touch. She showed no aggressive behavior at all, but froze in fear. She tolerated a bath and ear cleaning the day after she was rescued. In a little over a week in her foster home, she makes light eye contact if she is not stared at, will sometimes sniff your hand if it’s extended to her, and she will accept pets/stroking of her body and head. Her foster mom is using lots of massage and T-Touch to relax her. She now comes in and out of the house without being “pressured”. Joy stops eating if approached or looked at, so right now her foster mom stays in kitchen and leaves her alone. This sweet girl has made huge strides in the short time in foster care, but will need a patient and loving home when she is ready for adoption. We will be looking for that extra special home for her. Joy gets along fine with other dogs, big and small. She will do best with another dog in the home to help show her that people can be kind.
LUNA | ADOPTED
JUPITER | ADOPTED
LEXI | ADOPTED
GEORGE | ADOPTED
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.
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.