Barks R Us Rescue

Our Pet List

Our Adoption Application


Our Featured Pet...

10/28 Just thought I'd say thank you and let you know that Princess now KC is a great dog. You would think that she had lived with us for several years rather then one week. She is a very out going animal and warms up to visitors almost immediately. She and Masie can play for an hour chasing and wrestling with each other. She does like to be covered up as all manchesters do. And, she sleeps under the covers. KC now walks on three legs and uses both back legs to jump up onto the bed or chair. But, is hesitant to use the leg when she walks. I take her on two 1/2 mile walks each day and she does fine. Just thought I'd let you know and say thanks. Why anyone would abuse that dog is a mystry to me. John T

10/27 Princess is on her way to her new home in Greenacres, Wa. An older couple adopted her. She will have a loving home of her own now. Princess came to us with a broken leg. When we saw her we couldn't just let her go. She would have been euthanized and she is so deserving of a happy, loving life. As you can see she is still healing. She will be ready for adoption around the first week of October. She is 3 years old and weighs 5 pounds. She is friendly and loves people. We don't know how she is around other dogs due to keeping her isolated from them and making sure she doesn't run around and hurt her leg. ****************************************************************************************************

Make the season more merry and bright by adopting your new best friend at "A Canine Christmas Extravaganza Adoption Event!" on December 16th at Paws-Abilities in Fife. Check out our website for more information:

A Pet's Ten

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak..

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Help Save Washington’s Dogs and Cats Spay and neuter legislation is being proposed for the 2009 legislative session. This legislation will fund tens of thousands of additional spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs throughout Washington. We believe an aggressive statewide spay/neuter program is critical to reduce the number of dogs and cats dying in our shelters. Your help is essential to pass a bill in the next session. Learn more and join us in supporting the bill by visiting the Save Washington Pets website:
More information at

Hospital dogs and puppies**

We at Barks R Us Rescue have an enormous amount of dogs and puppies that seem to always need to go to the Vets. One had two inverted eyelids. Another, Goldie, had a broken leg plus cuts and scraps on her skin. One sick puppy that stayed about a week. Two puppies that came down with parvo. Another rescue dog that was severly dehydrated and possibly hit by a car. He was very sore. He was also x rayed and they did some blood work on him. Another had two cherry eyes that also needed surgery. This is within a two week period. Thank you all that adopt a rescue pup. It helps pay for the bills. Another stray came that needed surgery on his glands. The Dr. said he sees a case like this once a year. Several dogs and puppies have come with fractured hips, broken legs and torn ligiments. They have all been fixed and will be given a new start in life. One that is pain free and healthy. This is a short list of what Barks R Us Rescue does on a weekly sometimes daily basis. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO HELP US WITH THE COST PLEASE SEND YOUR DONATION TO SELAH VETERINARY HOSPITAL 151 McGONAGLE ROAD, SELAH, WA 98942 IN CARE OF BARKS R US RESCUE. ANY DONATION WOULD HELP THANK YOU


Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
Owners of dogs and cats should consult their veterinarian when considering whether to spay or neuter a pet. Among the chief reasons to spay and neuter animals are: > Spaying and neutering help to reduce pet overpopulation. Keep in mind 3-4 million animals are euthanized each year due to lack of space or resources to care for them. > Sterilization helps to increase an animal's chance of a longer, healthier life. Altered animals have low risk of develping mammary gland cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometria, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers. > Altered cats and dogs have a reduced urge to roam, thus decreasing the risk of contracting diseases of being injured. Surveys indicate as many as 85 percent of dogs hit by cars are unaltered and that intact male cats living outside live and average of less than two years. Source: SPAY/USA and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Early Spay and Neuter

The following question and answer is quoted from a former page of the Best Friends animalNet "Ask the Vet" web site. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary veterinarian Dr. Richard Allen is the answerer. A lot of veterinarians are recommending spay/neuter at a very early age. Is it really safe? And what is the youngest possible age? Juvenile spay/neuter is the only way to go. It is recommended without exception. A few of the ivory tower guys have reported some growth plate changes, but this is just so they can publish and not fall out of their ivory towers and hurt their heads. I have never seen anything but good come from juvenile spay/neuter. It can be done as early as you can get them to the clinic. Youngsters heal fast!! They are strong and don't present difficult anesthetic risks. Their bodies haven't been under the influence of nasty hormones yet, so we don't have to use spay/neuter to undo what's already done. I've seen spay/neuter done at four weeks and the pups and kittens were allowed to nurse on mom an hour after surgery. I'm begging clients to incorporate spay/neuter into their shot series at the second or third visit. I did my dog Zack at seven weeks, the first day we met, and I've done two whole years of loving, caring things for him since. He's lean, sleek and active. He's sweet around other animals. No testosterone to make him snarly. He even likes my eight-year-old cat, Nugget. According to Wayside Waifs, "Other groups that support early spaying and neutering include the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, American Humane Association, Doris Day Animal League, and the Cat Fanciers Association. "In addition to helping reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats, this procedure has numerous long-term health benefits for pets. Many uninformed pet owners allow their animals to breed indiscriminately, and this has contributed to the staggering problem of pet overpopulation."

Who We Are
Yes, We are a 501c3. non profit rescue. We have been rescuing dogs for over 40 years. The rescue has grown in the past 15 years. Barks R Us Rescue has rescued well over 15,000 dogs in those 40 years, mostly from the Yakima area. These dogs have gone to other rescues, high adoption shelters and were then adopted out to appropriate homes. Barks R Us Rescue has also adopted many puppies and dogs out to great families. Every second of every minute of every day a helpless animal is put to death. Our Mission is to help stop this killing by spaying and neutering every puppy and dog that we get before it goes to a new forever home. Once, sometimes twice, a week we transport several dogs and puppies to no kill shelters far away from our high kill area. The price of gas, as you all know, is very high. But that won't stop us from saving the lives of these wonderful, unconditional loving dogs and puppies. . . We are a small, volunteer based dog rescue group dedicated to saving abandoned, abused, neglected puppies and dogs. We are not a shelter of any kind. We will take any breed, mixed breed, size, sex, age and shape of dog IF we know we can place the dog. In order to do this we look for the right type of disposition in a dog that will help it to become more easily adoptable. We also offer assistance in the replacement for 'owner surrender' dogs due to circumstances when they cannot keep their pet. Most of the dogs we rescue are kept in private foster homes in our area. This gives us the chance to see the dogs dispositions, observe personalities and check their health status. The cost of doing rescue work is increasing and donations are so very much appreciated. We provide medical care when needed for these dogs including the spaying, neutering, vet visits, emergency surgery and treatment, vaccines, medications and the high cost of treating pups we get that have contacted Parvo. The only way we have of being able to pay for all of this is to ask for adoption donations on the dogs we adopt out. We KNOW we offer an alternative choice for these rescued dogs and puppies to prevent them from being placed in high kill shelters in our area and other areas.

Adopting a Furry Friend
To adopt a dog from Barks R Us an adoption application form must be completed IN DETAIL, or it will be discarded. Please think of the responsiblity it takes to bring a dog/puppy into your home before applying. Once approved an appointment will be scheduled for a visit and possible adoption of the rescue dog or puppy. All dogs and puppies will be spayed and neutered before going to their new forever homes. This is our attempt to help with the over population of dogs and to cut down or stop the high killing of so many healthy, loveable, adoptable dogs and puppies in our shelters.

We are a small rescue. We appreciate email contacts whenever possible. Please check daily as we have wonderful, available dogs and puppies needing homes. Barks R Us Rescue appreciates donations so that we can continue our rescue work. We are always in need of dog food, feed bowls, bedding, blankets, dog toys, dog houses and FOSTER HOMES.

Click to see our lucky pets that have been adopted!

Barks R Us Rescue

Yakima, WA
Phone: (509) 985-8628

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

Click here to download adoption application

[Home][Information] [Shelters] [Search]