Adoption

Adopt from BARK

All of BARK’s dogs are spayed/neutered, given routine vaccinations appropriate to their age, tested for heartworms, and microchipped prior to adoption. The adoption fee of $175 covers the cost of this vetting. Please note that BARK is located in Ashland, VA and adopters should live within a reasonable driving distance from our location. Transport for adopted animals is not available. BARK does not conduct same day adoptions.

The first step in the adoption process is to fill out an application online. Since BARK is an all volunteer organization and the kennels are located on private property, we do not have normal operating hours. If you have questions about an application or the process, please e-mail [email protected]Thank you!


The Adoption Process

To learn more about the BARK adoption process, click here.

Why Adopt from BARK?

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 [email protected].

Visit our Happy Tails page to read about some of BARK’s special dogs who have found