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Meet and Greets

Please note that BARK is an all volunteer organization and the kennels are located on private property, so there are no "open hours" for visiting dogs. Meet and greets for potential adopters must be coordinated in advance. If you're interested in meeting a dog, please fill out an application online. 


Name: Kenya
Breed: Terrier/Retriever
Age: 3 years


Paw-PrintAdopt 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. You can learn more about adopting from BARK here.

Paw-PrintVolunteer at Bark

We always need more ‘hands’ to help care for our dogs' every day needs. Volunteer opportunities range from hands-on help with the dogs to supporting our administrative team with fundraising, record keeping, or other exciting projects.

Paw-PrintFoster for Bark

The BARK foster program is temporarily on hold. If you're interested in fostering in the Richmond area, please consider applying with Richmond Animal League (RAL) or Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation (AARF).

Paw-PrintDonate to Bark

As an all-volunteer organization, donations enable BARK to continue to provide the necessary care for all of our dogs. Even the smallest amount or item makes a BIG difference! Learn more about donating by viewing a brief video.

Our Mission

The mission of Bandit's Adoption and Rescue of K-9s (BARK) is to rescue orphaned or abandoned pets and other adoptable dogs from animal shelters in the Richmond area, provide spay/neuter and vaccinations, then find loving, forever homes for them. In 2015, BARK placed 353 dogs in forever homes. Learn more about BARK’s History.

x-click-butcc-donateMake a secure online donation to the BARK dogs. 100% of your donation goes directly to the DOGS! Donation acknowledgements for tax purposes available upon request.

Adoption Outings

Weekly Adoptions
Currently by Appointment Only 
Days and Times Very

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

Special Events

If you are interested in hosting a special event for BARK, please email  or call (804) 449-2275 (BARK), extension 4.

Click here to view upcoming events.