Bandit's Adoption and Rescue of K-9s, Inc.
12300 Farrington Road
Ashland VA 23005
Mission Statement To rescue orphaned or abandoned pets and other adoptable dogs from animal shelters in the Richmond area, provide spay/neuter and vaccinations, then find loving, forever homes for them.
CEO/Executive Director Bob Tillack
Board Chair Bob Tillack
Board Chair Company Affiliation dominion
Contact Information
Address 12300 Farrington Road
Ashland, VA 23005
Telephone 804 690-5815
Fax 804 287-1897
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2005
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $197,563.00
Projected Expenses $153,340.00
Mission To rescue orphaned or abandoned pets and other adoptable dogs from animal shelters in the Richmond area, provide spay/neuter and vaccinations, then find loving, forever homes for them.
In 2015, BARK placed 345 dogs. These lucky dogs were placed in forever homes.
In 2016, 360 dogs were placed in permanent homes.
BARK opened the Jessica Beath Spay and Neuter Clinic.  This low cost clinic offers spay and neuter services to reduce animal overpopulation.  The clinic also offers veterinary care and dental health care to rural areas at a lower cost.  Our vets help educate new owners about proper and responsible animal care. 
Our greatest need is financial support. We are an all volunteer organization (more than 100 volunteers; except for a very small 4-5 person veterinary team at the Spay/Neuter clinic). Our greatest needs are funding for dog food, preventative medicine (vaccines, flea and tick) and underwriting the cost of spay and neuter.  We are always in need of volunteers.  We have a great community of volunteers but with the changing of the season we tend to lose some of our college students when they go home.  BARK has a wonderful partnership with the local colleges and universities.  Great group of dedicated young people.  To quote William James "Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does".  Come out to BARK and make a difference!

BARK (Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9’s) was founded in 2001 by Bob and Denise Tillack who continue the legacy of a rescue effort they started when they saved Bandit in 1987. Bandit was a dog neglected by his owners. After watching Bandit deteriorate for several weeks, the founders approached Bandit's owners to purchase him. After several attempts, the owner released ownership of Bandit to BARK and they took him to his new home. The founders and Bandit were together for 14 years before his death in 2001. Bandit will always be remembered, serving as a constant reminder of all the other neglected, homeless and abused animals in the world.

The Tillack’s have created a safe-haven at their farm in Ashland for most of the rescued dogs. BARK also has a Foster Parent Program where lucky dogs and puppies can be placed in a foster home while waiting to be adopted. There are over 90 BARK volunteers (and counting) who perform the essential weekly tasks of kennel care, canine intake, medical review, application review & research, record management, adoption tracking, newsletter publication, special event planning, foster care, and response to training and/or behavioral inquiries. Each year BARK grows stronger in number of volunteers and number of rescued, orphaned animals saved. With your continued support the valuable work at BARK will save thousands of K-9 lives in the years to come.
CEO Statement BARKs mission to find adoptive homes for the dogs passed over is in itself quite an undertaking.  Someone said to me that they can place 4 dogs in the time it takes us to place 1.  I said they should place the 4, but someone has to save the one.  I think that says it.  We save the 1.  Dave Harless
Board Chair Statement BARK is a very unique and personal farm experience for both our volunteers and our dogs.  People come to help for many reasons and they almost always find a reason to stay. We have such a warm and inviting group of volunteers which are often referred to as the BARK Family.  Once you are in, you are in.  Our group is inclusive and often that is the one thing that separates us from other organizations.  We are not competitive with other rescue groups, we partner with any group that wants to share ideas and successes.  We are just a community of good, solid people, doing what we feel is our responsibility to the homeless dogs in our area.  We can't give them all a home but we can take very good care of them, helping to correct behaviors and temperament.  We believe we can make a difference and we do.  Everyday.  Come see for yourself.  
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Amelia County
Dinwiddie County
Essex County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Petersburg, City
Louisa County
Mathews County
New Kent County
Richmond and the surrounding rural areas.  We partner with the local animal shelters to take adoptable dogs that are at high risk of euthanasia.
Board Chair
Board Chair Bob Tillack
Company Affiliation dominion
Term Jan 2001 to Dec 2021
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Bob Adams
Company Affiliation Allscripts
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Bob Adams Community Volunteer
Mr Brad Hargrove community volunteer
Mr. Dave Harless Volunteer
Ms. Shawn Riester State Farm Insurance
Mrs. Claire Shannon Community volunteer
Mrs Laura Southworth community volunteer
Mr. Bob Tillack Owner of BARK
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
Stacy Puckett Community Volunteer
BARK has no grant writer.   We are in need of someone who can devote time to help submit grants and/or train someone on the board to assist. 
Executive Director
Executive Director Bob Tillack
Experience  Started BARK in 2002. 
Co-CEO Dave Harless
Term Start 2005
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Description BARK is pleased to partner with Lawrenceville Correctional Center and Green Rock Correctional Center for the BARK Behind Bars Program.   This program changes the lives of dogs and people.  We see first hand the effect a dog can have on a human's physical, emotional and mental health.  The program connects inmates with rescued dogs.  The inmates work diligently to train their companions so they are more adoptable.  The inmates find pride in the opportunity to make a difference, to give back, to gain self-worth.  The graduation ceremony is powerful to everyone involved. Each inmate and dog being transformed.  This creates a true connection and offers a positive change in their lives.  The adoption rate of our BARK Behind Bars graduates is amazing.
CEO/ED/Board Comments BARK was recently the recipient of Animal Planet's Shelter makeover contest.  This provided much needed HVAC systems in the front of the building.  However, BARK was responsible for financing the HVAC systems for the back building.  There were also additional costs to the grounds and kennel areas.  We are now trying to replenish our funds used for those additional expenses.  
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $197,563.00
Projected Expenses $153,340.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$7,655$123,680$100,544
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$6,250--
Membership Dues------
Special Events--$1,587--
Revenue In-Kind$9,000$1,972--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$572,955$514,331$498,318
Administration Expense$15,266$23,741$10,116
Fundraising Expense$0$4,464$1,600
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.091.081.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%95%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%3%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$482,752$538,883$840,315
Current Assets$110,601$180,085$431,496
Long-Term Liabilities$75,000$100,000$0
Current Liabilities$0$86,600$26,891
Total Net Assets$407,752$352,283$813,424
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--2.0816.05
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets16%19%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information derived from Form 990.