History of BARK & About Us


BARK (Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9’s) was founded in 2001 in honor of Bandit, a neglected dog who was rescued in 1987.

Located on a farm-like setting in Ashland, Virginia, the BARK kennels serve as a safe-haven for abused and neglected dogs rescued from the metro Richmond area.  A dedicated team of volunteers perform the essential daily tasks of kennel care (walking and cleaning kennels), canine intake, medical review, application processing, record management, and community outreach.

Sadly, the Kennels have closed down. But the legacy of BARK continues with new ownership in serving the Dog community.