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.

Life Saving Transports

Each and every year thousands of pets are tragically euthanized in overcrowded Los Angeles animal shelters. The only way shelters can justify euthanasia is to label these animals as “unwanted.”

We at Bark Avenue Foundation believe that no animal should be deemed unwanted. We believe the current system is unacceptable, but not hopeless. We believe it is fixable. There are many ways we can help solve the pet overpopulation crisis, and we are fighting every day to deliver both tried-and-true solutions like spay/neuter, and innovative life saving efforts such as pet relocation.

That’s where Bark Avenue Foundation’s Transport Program comes in.

RicBrowde_loading_FlyMeHomeTransportBy partnering with no-kill shelters in communities that do not have the overcrowding issues in their shelters like we have here in Los Angeles, we are saving lives. Bringing together volunteers, rescue partners, corporate and individual donors, our Transport Program now rescues shelter pets from high-kill Southern California shelters and transports them to no-kill organizations in Washington, Idaho, Montana, and New York.

Our Transport Program expands adoption opportunities.

Not only do our no-kill partners have the room to receive these lucky souls, but they also have a 100% adoption rate. From their doors, pets are quickly adopted into loving homes. The very same pets who were at risk of being “unwanted,” now become what we always believed they were: wanted and loved.

We cannot continue this important work without your support.

It costs on average, $88 for each dog to be transported to freedom. We hope you will agree that there is no price for freedom, and that you will consider donating to our mission.

With your help, we can get more of these pets to the right place at the right time.

Please join our team and donate a “Boarding Pass” for a pet in need. No amount is too small, and everything you do to share our message and spread news about our program helps the Transport Program thrive. We are excited to welcome you to our live-saving crew, and we thank you for opening your hearts.


It truly is our privilege to facilitate in rescuing animals. We’re so grateful you’re here to help us transport them to their forever homes.

Read inspirational stories below, learn about past and upcoming transports, and contact us if you want to get involved. 

A Mission of Mercy — Emergency Rescue Flight for 30 Dogs

  On March 13th Bark Avenue Foundation and Wings of Rescue transported 30 dogs to rescue partners in Idaho and Montana where they’ll find their new forever homes. It was a very long day starting at 6:50 a.m. at Van Nuys Airport and not returning to Los Angeles until 8:30 p.m. Rep …Continue Reading →

2016 Freedom Ride: 24 Pets Rescued!

In August, Bark Avenue Foundation hosted the 2016 Freedom Ride transporting 19 dogs and 5 kittens from high-kill shelters in Los Angeles to our partners in Washington, Idaho, and Montana. All of these pets were on the euthanasia list in Los Angeles and have now been safely transported …Continue Reading →

Ready for take-off! 8 lucky pups fly to homes in NYC

BAF flew 8 lucky puppies to New York last night. They will be met by, loved and placed by our partner Dimitra at Social Tees Animal Rescue in New York.  7 of these babies were pulled from Downey Animal Shelter and one was pulled from North Central Shelter.  They were fostered by only  …Continue Reading →

600 dogs saved!

A two-day transport that took place on December 3rd & 5th resulted in more than 600 lives saved! Our biggest rescue mission ever – 150 dogs flew on December 3 and 450 additional dogs flew on December 5, headed to partner shelters and rescues in half a dozen different states …Continue Reading →

Black Dog Friday, transport to Washington State

As part of “Adopt a Black Dog” month we will be flying dogs rescued from Southern California shelters to PAWS and NOAH in Washington State. Both organizations have a 100% success rate with adoption and will be hosting the dogs for their post-Thanksgiving adoption events on Novem …Continue Reading →