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Team BARC Frequently Asked Questions

Where do your dogs come from?

  • We mostly work with a network of local and regional rescuers... occasionally we intake national and international dogs too.

  • Shelters/pounds when there are threats of being euthanized or showing signs of kennel stress.

  • Dog removed from situations that are abusive or neglectful.

  • Hoarding situations

  • Surrendered dogs that need re-homed due to owner illness or incorrect environments.

Where is BARC located?

  • Team BARC does not have a physical buildingOur dogs are placed in foster care until they find a forever home.

  • Our Post Office box where we receive snail mail is 2700 Valparaiso St, BOX 1053, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

  • If you are interested in meeting one of our dogs, please contact us or come to one of our events. (Not all dogs attend events.)


What care is provided in foster homes?

  • Dogs are all up to date on medical care, which includes deworming, heartworm tesst, vaccinations, spaying/neutering and microchipping prior to their adoption at no cost to foster families.

  • BARC provided the food, medical care, and transportation - foster families provide the loving, but temporary, home.

  • To inquire or become a foster parent, click here.


How do I adopt a BARC dog?

  • Adoption is based on the person’s commitment to giving a dog a forever home and having the dog for the remainder of its life even if circumstances change.

  • BARC is strives to match every dog with its best possible adopter.

  • Adopters must be at least 21 years old to apply.

  • Home visits and background checks are required.

  • Our adoption cost varies between $200 - $400 depending on age and needs of dog.

  • For more information or to apply click here.


How do I donate?

  • Monetary gifts

  • Purchase or make items, or bake doggie treats, to sell at our mobile BARC Boutique.

  • Gifts of Supplies

  • Gifts of Time – Become a Volunteer and/or Foster

  • Shop Sites

  • Team BARC is always accepting donations to help the dogs in our care and to rescue more!

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