BARK is an all volunteer organization and the kennels are 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
Please go to the Volunteer page to sign up for Orientation. Orientation is at 11 a.m on Saturday's and Sunday's. Weekdays are by appointment only. You must sign up for orientation to volunteer. New Volunteers will be asked to help clean before being allowed to handle dogs.
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. You can learn more about adopting from BARK here.
Volunteer at Bark
We always need more ‘hands’ to help care for our dogs' every day needs. Volunteer opportunities range from cleaning kennels, washing dog bowls, cleaning and filling water buckets, filling shaving buckets, walking dogs, filling water in outdoor kennels, emptying trash, sweeping. cleaning up after dogs. . . etc. Special projects also come up. We also always need help fund raising if you have ideas! Please check the donate page for our list of needed items. Thank you!
BARK Behind Bars
BARK BEHIND BARS is a cooperative effort between BARK & the Department of Corrections.
Donate 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.
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.
- Meet our Adoptable BARK Dogs!
- Meet some Special Dogs waiting for loving new homes.
- Read some Happy Tails from BARK alumni.
- Learn more about BARK and the many ways you can get involved.
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