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.


Pit Mom & 4 Newborn Pups Rescued 2-15-2014

On Valentine’s day we received a call from someone that we’ve helped in the past. He said he was in the Leimert Park area of South LA and found a homeless friendly pit mix dog with 4 newborn pups- help! We said, “you, must get the mom and pups to us right away, if th …Continue Reading →

Diamond, Sweet Blind Poodle

ADOPTED!!! Diamond is a 7 year young white miniature poodle weighing 15 pounds. He wants nothing more than to be close to you and he bonds immediately with small and large dogs. Diamond is loving and calm. He has limited sight because of cataracts. Let us know if you want to make Diam …Continue Reading →

Sassy & Saffron, Before & After

At our February 9th mobile spay/neuter clinic in East LA an elderly lady showed up with her 5 shih-tzu’s. Typical story of unanticipated litters leading to more dogs in the home than the woman could care for. We did surgery on all of them- and the woman took three dogs home with …Continue Reading →

Tweetie, Adorable Doxie mix

ADOPTED!!! Tweetie is a mellow, 10 pound, eight year old, black female Dachshund mix who cheers everyone with her waddle. She is housebroken, gets along well with children and other dogs and absolutely adores hanging out in a lucky person’s lap! Tweetie is an outstanding indoor  …Continue Reading →

New Years Eve Rescue! 12/31/2013

ADOPTED!!! On New Year’s Eve we received a call from a woman who found a mamma Chihuahua and her three pups abandoned in an alley in Los Angeles. She found homes for two of the pups but didn’t know what to do with mom and the remaining pup. Bark Avenue Foundation took them …Continue Reading →

Kitten Surprise 12/10/2013

ADOPTED!!! While reaching out to the community about spay/neuter we stumbled upon a location that was overrun with feral cats. The residents care about these cats and are feeding them but because the cats aren’t spayed/neutered they kept multiplying. And other cats from around t …Continue Reading →

Pit Pups!

ADOPTED!!! At the beginning of November BAF was contacted by a volunteer at one of the LA County shelters. The shelter had just received a litter of 5 newborn pitbull pups. Because these week-old puppies didn’t have a nursing mom the shelter would be forced to euthanize them if  …Continue Reading →

Four Pups & Mom From East LA 10/2013

Bark Avenue Foundation rescued these beautiful little pups and their mom in East LA following one of our spay/neuter events. All are safe and sound and on their way to a wonderful new life! …Continue Reading →

Dog Adoption Application

Cat Adoption Application