Empowering pet owners and local communities to
reduce abandoned animal populations through spay
& neuter, pet retention & reclamation, and education.

We need your help. They need your love.


hands_outreachWe know that “it takes a village” to save animals’ lives, and that’s why we work to create and expand the community of animal advocates through outreach programs.

Bark Avenue Foundation models its outreach efforts on the “Pets for Life” program developed by PetSmart Charities and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The goal is to build humane communities and extend the reach of animal services, resources, and information to under-served areas. Addressing the critical need for accessible, affordable pet care, our program helps animals by empowering the people who care for them.

While visiting door-to-door with neighbors, we answer questions about spay/neuter, basic pet care, and training. Volunteers provide pet ID tags, pet food and supplies to families in need. We also find pets who are in need of medical care or rescue and rehoming.

WORLD SPAY DAY – A Global Effort to Save Animals

Every year, on the last Tuesday of February, a global effort takes place to save the lives of companion animals through prevention – that is, tackling the cause of the problem, rather than just the symptoms. We could not love the stories of animals getting adopted more, but what …Continue Reading →

BAF receives “Top Dog” Award at DTLA’s Dog Day Afternoon at the Cathedral!

On July 13, 2016 more than 1,000 dogs and 1,500 people attended the 10th annual Dog Day Afternoon gathering at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Hosted and organized by the Downtown Center Business Improvement District and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, …Continue Reading →

Update: Shane’s War 4/29-5/7

We’re making amazing progress emptying the Downey Shelter this week for Shane’s War! Over 200 dogs and cats have found forever homes in the first few days of the mega-adoption event. Shane’s War is a week-long extension (4/29-5/7) for all of the Downey Shelter reside …Continue Reading →

“Sleepover” Success!

Shelter Sleepover brings funds, awareness, and new homes for Downey animals Downey Shelter is currently the highest intake shelter in LA County, with kennels and cages overflowing with dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens hoping for a chance at life.  To address the overwhelming need, Bar …Continue Reading →

Sleepover at the Shelter — June 12, 2015

“Sleepover at the Shelter” is an event to increase adoptions at animal shelters and to raise money to provide free spay-neuter to underserved communities. There are thousands of homeless pets at Los Angeles-area shelters waiting for a home of their own.  And in many communities, …Continue Reading →

Yard Sale to Benefit BAF

April 15, 2014 Yard sale to benefit Bark Avenue Foundation. West Los Angeles Saturday May 3, 2014 from 8am – 12pm 1844 Armacost Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90025 Come find great items at bargain prices. All money raised from this sale will help BAF’s spay/neuter and rescue t …Continue Reading →

Health Expo 2014 Vaccine Clinic

On 4/11/2014 BAF held a vaccine clinic at the 2014 LA County Public Health Expo in downtown LA. Being a human-centered event we weren’t sure what kind of turn out we would have. We were surprised to find people and their pets waiting for us when we arrived and there was a long l …Continue Reading →

BAF & Purina Help Delano Shelter

It was a cold December day when we got a message that rural Delano shelter had run out of food for the cats and dogs. When the shelter runs out of food they are forced to euthanize. We quickly reached out to Purina and they immediately agreed to help. It took numerous people from diff …Continue Reading →

Howl’oween Dog Parade 10/26/2013

Bark Avenue Foundation and Downey Animal Shelter joined Longo Toyota in El Monte for a day of fun and pet adoptions. The Halloween dog costume contest/parade was a big hit and thirteen dogs were adopted from the Downey Animal Shelter! BAF provided pet ID tags and goodie bags to attend …Continue Reading →

Project Homeless Connect 10/24/2013

Bark Avenue’s groomer and bather were front and center at “Project Homeless Connect- A Service Fair for People and Dogs on Skid Row” on 10/24/2013 in downtown Los Angeles. Coordinated by The National Museum of Animals & Society as part of their upcoming exhibit & …Continue Reading →