Featured BARK Dog
Name: Pumpkin
Breed: Spaniel/Terrier/Retriever
Age: 5yrs

Adoption Outings

Every Saturday
Jessica Beath Clinic located at
12300 Farrington Rd.
Ashland, VA 23005

2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month
Petsmart at Cosner's Corner
9751 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407


All of BARK's dogs are spayed/neutered, given routine vaccinations appropriate to their age, tested for heartworms, and microchipped prior to adoption. You can learn more about adopting from BARK here.

Many people think dogs who end up in shelters or with rescue groups are all genetically and behaviorally flawed. This is simply not true. Many of BARK’s dogs were given up because their owners passed away or moved to a home where pets were not allowed. Others were surrendered because their owners could no longer afford to keep them. Tragically, many were turned into a shelter because their usefulness or novelty wore off—because someone just got bored with them. Not all ‘sellers’ of puppies will accept ‘returns,’ so choices for giving up dogs can be limited to animal welfare organizations, such as rescues, or the owners trying to place their own dogs. We love ALL our BARK dogs and know that each one will make a great addition to any home that is compatible with their personality. If you have questions about the adoption process or are having difficulty filling out the online application, please email adopt@barkva.org

Are you thinking about adopting a dog, but haven't totally committed to the idea? Consider fostering a BARK dog! There are many BARK dogs that desperately need a foster home, including dogs that have tested positive for heartworms and need a foster home through treatment or dogs that are shy  and need help coming out of their shells. To learn more about fostering, please fill out a foster application or email foster@barkva.org.