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/Adoption

Although rescue and adoption is not our main focus, we often find ourselves involved with rescue while doing other important animal welfare work. BAF also works closely with the Downey Animal Shelter which serves the unincorporated areas of East LA, where we focus most of our programs. We also partner with humane pet stores and other rescue organizations in the Los Angeles area to take pets in urgent need.

Interested in adopting a new pet? Consider some of our adoptable pets, or 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 and adoption stories to warm your heart.


SocialTees to the rescue

How adorable are these little ones?  Would you believe they are yet more victims of being dumped at a high-kill shelter?  Or, I should say ATTEMPTED to dump.  Bark Avenue Foundation happened to be there and intercepted them. They were just under the age limit for the shelter to accept …Continue Reading →

Left on the side of the road

ADOPTED!!!  We got a call from a volunteer who found this little guy in a box on the side of the road, just twenty steps away from the shelter.  The “owners” didn’t even have the courtesy to at least bring him in! Better to leave him on the street, alone, and absolut …Continue Reading →

Millie the mama pitbull

UPDATE: Millie is fully healed, has gained weight and was adopted by a loving family!  Here is a picture of her lounging about in her forever home. WARNING -THE IMAGES IN THIS POST ARE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC. Millie, a beautiful blue pitbull, who was not spayed, and as a result had puppies …Continue Reading →

Ryder catches a ride to freedom with Bark Avenue Foundation

Can you stand the cute? This little guy is Ryder. He’s an absolutely gorgeous, 4 month old pure bred Siberian Husky.  Ryder was at a shelter. Can you believe that? Purebred puppy.  Well, it seems that Ryder is sick with Parvo. Easier to dump him at a shelter than get him help.   …Continue Reading →

The importance of microchip registration

This poor baby was found under a car, petrified, filthy and obviously injured. He was taken to the local shelter where they checked the little guy for a microchip. He had one. But the number it listed was no longer in service. There was no way to track down his owner. But because of t …Continue Reading →

Halloween rescue mission

October 31, 2014- Bark Avenue Foundation was contacted for help by an animal lover who got in over her head. Finding stray animals in her neighborhood and taking them in as well as accepting animals from people who have come to know her as the dog lady, she quickly found herself with  …Continue Reading →

5 Chihuahua Puppies

Barney, Fred, Dino & Wilma- Available for adoption! Chihuahua mix pups born on 9/4/2014, expected to be about 12# full grown. Typical puppies – full of energy, curious, playful and super adorable! These kiddos will need plenty of love, attention, exercise, structure and basi …Continue Reading →

Felix – gentleman cat needs a home

ADOPTED!!! Felix is a handsome 10 year old kitty who looks like he’s wearing a tuxedo.  This sophisticated gentleman is front declawed (by previous owner) and has lived in a home all his life.  His owner fell on hard times and couldn’t keep Felix so we have him.  This swee …Continue Reading →

Patriotic rescue on the 4th of July

July 8, 2014 Over the 4th of July weekend, Bark Avenue Foundation was contacted by Nicole, a female Navy soldier, who had found an abandoned dog on the street a few weeks earlier. Nicole was struggling to find a rescue organization to take him and she was about to be deployed. Frantic …Continue Reading →

My name is Daisy….

July 3, 2014 We received a call over the July 4th weekend, a resident in the East LA neighborhood where we do mobile spay/neuter clinics had our phone number and didn’tk now who else to call when they found a dog tied to a fence… with a note that said “my name is Dai …Continue Reading →