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.

Rescue and Rehoming

Although rescue, rehoming and adoption is not our main focus, we do find ourselves involved in these areas while doing other important animal welfare work. BAF works with Los Angeles County/City Animal Shelters that service areas where we focus our programs, as well as partners with humane pet stores and other rescue organizations to help pets in urgent need.

Interested in adopting a new pet? Consider these incredible animals available for adoption at the Downey Shelter. Don’t see who you’re looking for? We’ve compiled a wealth of additional resources to help in your search.

Here are some rescue, rehoming and adoption stories to warm your heart. 


UPCOMING: AUGUST 18TH IS CLEAR THE SHELTERS DAY!

On August 18th there will be a nationwide push to get as many pets adopted from shelters as possible. These animals end up in shelters because their PEOPLE didn’t keep their lifetime commitment to them, not because they have failed in any way. One of the most widespread problems resul …Continue Reading →

HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY! LET’S SAVE MORE TOGETHER!

National Dog Day is coming up on August 26th and we want to celebrate with you and your puppers! We’ve set up a GivingGrid to raise money for our preventive programs and rescue efforts, and you can donate any amount large or small – everything helps! – and please add a pho …Continue Reading →

STORY TIME – TRASH CAN KITTIES

The phone rings late at night. Three baby kittens were found in a trash can. Bark Avenue Foundation focuses on prevention – we are committed to spay/neuter, helping struggling and homeless pet-owners, and humane education. This is an emergency, and to prevent these three neonata …Continue Reading →