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. 

Life-Saving Transport to Oregon

April 16, 2014 Bark Avenue and Wings of Rescue are again teaming up to save 20 more dogs. These dogs were flown from Los Angeles to the no kill Southern Oregon Humane Society in Medford, OR! We need your help to continue airlifting dogs from high-intake/high-kill SoCal shelters to no- …Continue Reading →

Life-Saving Transport to Washington

April 5, 2014 Bark Avenue and Wings of Rescue are again teaming up to save 15 more dogs on April 5th, destination: the no kill Benton Franklin Humane Society in KennewickWashington! We need your help to get there. No donation is too small. Make a donation by clicking here. …Continue Reading →

Inaugural “Fly Me Home” transport to Idaho saves 105 dogs

March 22, 2014   Bark Avenue Foundation is thrilled to have coordinated and executed the biggest one-day air transport for animal rescue in Los Angeles County history. Bark Avenue Foundation sent 105 dogs from Los Angeles County’s Downey, Baldwin Park and Carson shelters to two,  …Continue Reading →