BARK Rescue CA is a volunteer-run, foster-based 501c3 animal rescue organization based in Fremont, CA. Our mission is to help reduce the overpopulation of homeless companion pets in the United States by rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding forever homes for abandoned/abused dogs.
We also raise the public’s awareness about various breeds to debunk negative breed stereotypes that have become barriers to the adoptions of those breeds.
We were incorporated in August 2021 and currently rescue dogs from San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley of California and Central Coast of California, but our goal is to expand to Southern California and across the nation.
We started actively rescuing dogs in March 2022. In our first 3 months of actively rescuing dogs, we rescued 16 dogs, almost all of them we rescued from euthanasia due to overcrowding, and adopted out 11 dogs.
What does it mean to be “foster-based”?
We do not have our own facility to house the dogs. The dogs that we have rescued are placed in foster homes that we have carefully vetted. Our foster parents are individuals or families who have volunteered to and have been approved (by us) to foster one or more dogs that we have rescued. Read about our Fostering Process. To respect our foster families’ personal schedule, dog visitations are by-appointment only and are allowed only for adopters who have gone through our application process and have been approved. Read about our Adoption Process.
What does it mean to be “volunteer-run”?
We are 100% run by volunteers who have full-time jobs elsewhere. Without our volunteers, we cannot save dogs. To volunteer with us, click the button below!
What does it mean to be a “501c3” organization?
A 501c3 organization is a non-profit organization that has received a federal tax-exempt status. Your donations to us are tax-deductible.