BARRK was created by Kristina Howley after many years of working with many wonderful groups in the animal rescue industry. The mission of BARRK is to help even more dogs in the New York shelters and those in other area shelters of dire need.


“My initial goal is to build a small team of support for the local NYACC shelter dogs and eventually expand to help as many dogs as I can. One thing I have learned over the many years in rescue, is that the most successful rescuers have accepted that we can’t save them all but the ones we do save we certainly can give our all too. My motto is and will continue to be “one dog at a time”. And for that one dog, may his/her life be changed forever.”
— Kristina Howley, Founder