Welcome to BARK!


BARK is an all volunteer organization and our facility is located on private property. We do not have normal operating hours. If you're interested in meeting a dog, please fill out an application online here.   You will receive a confirmation after you submit.  If you have any questions about your application and adopting, please email .  Thank you




Prior to adoption, all of BARK's dogs are spayed/neutered, given routine vaccinations appropriate to their age, tested for heartworms, and are microchipped. BARK dogs also graduate from our BARK Behind Bars training program prior to adoption. You can learn more about adopting from BARK here.


Mission & Vision 

Click to see the new Mission & Vision of BARK

Paw-PrintBARK Behind Bars

BARK BEHIND BARS is a cooperative effort between BARK & the Department of Corrections.


Paw-PrintDonate to Bark 

Please click on the link and check out the items we need to care for our dogs.  We need pet care items and cleaning supplies all the time!  Please email us at to arrange the drop off of donations.  Thank you!

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.



Quick Reference Guide

For questions about Adopting or returning a BARK dog, please e-mail

For questions about Volunteering, please e-mail

For all other inquiries, please e-mail

Thank you!