Barkie's Legacy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue, dedicated to the rescue of large dogs (the hardest to place) from being put down in the various animal control agencies or found as a stray throughout the southeast.
Creating Barkie's Legacy has been a dream of Jen Bark (yes, the last name is real), a Florida transplant with a passion for saving the lives of man's best friend. Jen rescued her own dog, Jasper, a few years back and from that point on, she was drawn to the cause and strays seem to be drawn to her!
The name Barkie's Legacy, comes from Jen’s wish to honor her mother, Barbara Bark, a wonderful person to whom family meant everything and loved dogs as well. Barbara went by the nickname, Barkie, given to her by her husband, the love of her life.
Barbara passed away in 2008 and creating a dog rescue in her memory was a great way to pay tribute to her.
Barkie's Legacy rescues/rehabilitates dogs, finding temporary homes for them until their forever homes can be found. People say, "You can't save them all" however, Barkie's Legacy refuses to believe in that adage and does everything in their power to give all dogs the chance to find a loving home to call their own.
We are amazed at the amount of dogs that are unwanted, unloved or abused, so we're trying to make a difference one dog at a time!