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.

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 →

SPECIAL EDITION SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC – SEPTEMBER 29TH – WHITTIER

On September 29th, with generous support from the ASPCA, we are hosting a special spay/neuter clinic with DOUBLE CAPACITY! This clinic will provide surgeries for 75 pets, including large dogs, at no cost for those who qualify as low-income in any of the zip codes listed below. Locatio …Continue Reading →

UPDATE: FREE AND LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

BAF is on a mission to save animals through prevention – keeping animals out of harm’s way, out of the shelters, and preventing euthanasia. Spay/Neuter is critical to this mission, and we offer several free* and low-cost** clinics.* Unfortunately the Spay/Neuter mobile unit we c …Continue Reading →

BEST FRIENDS SuPURR ADOPTION – JULY 28-29

People like to say that LA doesn’t have seasons, but we do. They’re just a little different than other places. We have Fire Season and Awards Season and Staffing Season, and worst of all, the never ending KITTEN SEASON! Yes – kittens are adorable, and we love them, too, but what …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 →

Humane Education Update

We’ve been having a great summer bringing our Humane Education program, developed by Lisa Potiker, to LA’s BEST Summer Program. The program has grown since last year and is now a three-part series, where we visit each classroom three times to reinforce and build upon the lessons of co …Continue Reading →

Saved with Three Days left to live!

Hi! My name is Honey. Sadly I have not been treated like the sweet girl I am until recently. I was walking with my owners on burned paws when a young gal admired and talked so kindly to me. I was shocked when my people handed my leash to the gal. She took me to a new place where there …Continue Reading →

Family of his own after a year living alone!

Bark Avenue Foundation’s mission is PREVENTION, and we don’t typically do hands-on rescue, but there are some cases where a pet in need is unable through any means to stay with his/her person, and we are fortunate to be able to link up a dog in need with a foster and/or adopter, …Continue Reading →

Stories of unsheltered people and their pets

Bark Avenue Foundation is proud to assist unsheltered people and their pets through the UPP. The following stories capture the great need, and the potential for success, through this important program. Many thanks to The Animal Museum for the beautiful production of these videos. …Continue Reading →