BARK has no paid employees; we operate solely off volunteer hours as a non-profit organization. Adoption fees do not generate the funds BARK needs to cover the costs of operating. Our biggest expense is vet care. We make sure each BARK dog is seen by a vet when it enters our program so that we can treat any health problems it may have. Luckily most dogs only need a checkup, vaccines and a spay/neuter.

However, some dogs need to be treated for heartworms or have surgery for problems such as hip dysplasia. These treatments can range from $300 – $1,500. The average cost of standard medical care is listed below.

BARK also has expenses such as web hosting, tags, collars and leashes, grooming, printing and insurance.

Standard Medical Care a Dog Gets When it Enters BARK:

  • Medical Exam: $45.00
    Cady came to BARK obese and with an old leg injury that had left her muscle atrophied. She needs physical therapy to help build up her leg muscles.
    Cady came to BARK obese and with an old leg injury that had left her muscle atrophied. She needs physical therapy to help build up her leg muscles.
  • Rabies Vaccine: $20.00
  • Heartworm Test $35.00
  • Bordetella Vaccine $15.00
  • Distemper/Parvo Vaccine $24.00
  • Heartworm Prevention(Monthy) $12.00
  • Flea Treatment (Monthly) $15.00
  • Spay or Neuter $150.00+

Ways to help.

  • Donate money to BARK.
  • Sponsor a dog for $25.
  • Make a donation in memory or honor of a person or dog. BARK will notify the person you request us to that a donation has been made in their honor or in memory of a loved one.
  • Donate to our Special Needs fund for dogs who need extra vet care such as surgery or heartworm treatment.
  • Support BARK fundraising events in your area.
  • Buy BARK merchandise.

Donate through PayPal or mail your tax-deductible donation to:

BARK
P. O. Box 414
Clay, AL 35048-0414

You can donate online