Featured BARK Dog
Name: Jerry
Breed: Terrier/Retriever Mix
Age: 1yrs

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


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 2014, BARK placed 323 dogs in forever homes. You can view a brief overview about BARK hereLearn about BARK’s History.


Special Events

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

Upcoming special events: 

View the complete calendar of BARK special events by clicking here!

Mondays in April - As part of their Helping Hams program, Buz and Neds will donate 10% of purchases at either location (dine-in or carry-out) from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Mondays in April to BARK! Please plan on enjoying some amazing BBQ and helping the BARK dogs throughout April. Plus, well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patio of either location!

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - BARK is pleased to participate in the Hanover Parks K-9 Heroes Day (Courthouse Park in Hanover) from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be plenty of fun and some great K-9 demonstrations! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - BARK is excited to announce an awesome fundraising opportunity with Strangeways Brewing. From 10:30 am to 8:00 pm, Strangeways will host a fundraiser for BARK, complete with dog-centric vendors, food, live music, prizes, and, of course, amazing local craft beer! Tickets for the event are $5 in advance/$7 at the door - with your ticket you'll receive an awesome BARK/Strangeways bandana for your pup and a donation will be made to BARK. You can learn more about the event and how to purchase tickets on Strangeways Facebook page here

Online Donations 

Use the link below to make 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.

(Simply click the icon; it may take a couple seconds for the PayPal page to appear.)


The HOPE Fund

BARK has hope for all the dogs in the world. Not only does BARK help dogs in danger of being euthanized, we also use donations to help dogs like little HOPE... read more.


Checks payable to BARK may be mailed to 12300 Farrington Road, Ashland, VA 23005. Additionally, checks and cash are accepted at any of our weekend adoption outings.