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Barkin Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

London, ON N6H 4B6

http://www.barkinrescue.petfinder.com

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Barkin Rescue operates mostly out of Glencoe Ontario, but we have several volunteers in London and surrounding area as well. Glencoe is about 40 minutes West of London. We are not an open to the public facility, we do not operate a kennel environment where we keep all our dogs in one location. Each dog on our site is in a private foster home, unless otherwise specified. We invite approved applicants only to come visit the dog they are most interested in. WE ARE NOT A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE RESCUE.

About Our Rescue Group:

Barkin Rescue pulls dogs from rural shelters. WE ARE NOT A GROUP THAT ACCEPTS OWNER SURRENDERS. We place each dog in private foster homes where they will stay until the forever home is found. Barkin Rescue is located in rural, Southwestern Ontario. We are NOT a shelter facility and do not keep dogs in a kennel situation, we are not an open to the public operation. Our rescued dogs are mostly rural dogs, often unsocialized and treated quite poorly, not walked on leashes or cuddled, not taught about proper manners or even housetrained. Our dogs were previously outside only dogs or chained dogs, making them a higher risk for many common canine ailments. We are striving to change the way rural dog owners view their pets, we are trying to help folks understand the benefits of owning a dog as a household pet only. It is important we get our message out about having pets spayed or neutered as well. When they come into our care, we work hard with the dogs so they learn to trust again and feel confident again. Barkin has all adult dogs over six months of age, altered, vaccinated, dewormed(where warranted) and as of June 9th/2006, all adult dogs will be heartworm tested. We also treat for fleas and ticks. Barkin also makes sure any other obvious ailment afflicting a dog is treated. We thank ELGIN ANIMAL HOSPITAL for their part in aiding us reach our goal of helping as many dogs as we can. As of recent and when warranted, we have a dog's behaviour assessed by a trained professional to offer techniques most effective and ideas for what kind of home will suit the dog best. We thank K-9 Concepts for their help in this area. We do not operate as a registered charity, but however are a not for profit group. We operate solely on adoption fees alone and some generous donations from animal loving supporters. It's very important for folks to understand we DO NOT adopt our dogs as outside dogs only. Your house is their house...NO EXCEPTIONS. These dogs have been through enough...this is their second chance at a better life, they deserve to be the household pet only, loved and cherished for the rest of their lives. We stand very strong in our belief and no amount of lecturing or debating will change our views...thank you for understanding our position on this.

Our Adoption Process:

We take our adoptions seriously. All inquiries must provide an initial introduction, and if we feel as though you may be a good match we will forward you our application. The application will then be followed by a telephone interview. We operate solely on adoption fees alone and some generous donations from animal loving supporters. We charge an adoption fee of $250 per adult dog and $200 for young puppies. (subject to change for certain cases)

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.