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.


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 →


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 →

A Truck-full of Chihuahuas

Recently we were called by a woman named Beverly who has been living in her truck with her five chihuahuas. Yes – FIVE. Before anyone jumps to judgment, Beverly’s story is one of a woman doing the best she can in a difficult situation, trying to get back on her feet and overcome …Continue Reading →

BOWLING 4 PAWS – Strikes All Around!

  Our first fundraiser of the year, held in partnership with Rescue + Freedom Project (fka Beagle Freedom Project) was a huge success! We had an amazing turnout, selling out all lane space and auctioning off some amazing silent auction items, as well as our great raffle prizes. A …Continue Reading →

School Community Fair in East LA

Last week, the Bark Avenue Foundation staff and volunteers had a great time in East LA at the Anton Elementary School Community Fair providing information about BAF’s Humane Education program, Spay/Neuter services, and handing out free dog treats too! We met some fantastic kids who ge …Continue Reading →

Max’s Journey Home

Back in 2015, Bark Avenue Foundation had assisted a family with spay/neuter services for their dog Max. Unfortunately, the family was having challenges and they felt Max was getting too big for their home. They decided to move their dog onto the rooftop with limited shelter or shade f …Continue Reading →