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 and Rehoming

Although rescue, rehoming and adoption is not our main focus, we do find ourselves involved in these areas while doing other important animal welfare work. BAF works with Los Angeles County/City Animal Shelters that service areas where we focus our programs, as well as partners with humane pet stores and other rescue organizations to help pets in urgent need.

Interested in adopting a new pet? Consider 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, rehoming and adoption stories to warm your heart. 


A Very Happy Ending for Buddy

Buddy is a sweet 5-year old German Shepherd mix who’s owner recently passed away. He was sadly left without a home or a family. Many volunteers and our friends at the CBS2 News Team came together to spotlight Buddy’s story. We are very excited to share Buddy has found a new forever ho …Continue Reading →

Disney’s “Light Up The Season” Event

Bark Avenue Foundation was honored to be invited back once again to Disney’s “Light Up the Season” holiday event. We were happy to partner with our friends at The Little Red Dog and Zazzy Cats Kitty Rescue. The event was a wonderful success raising awareness about spay &am …Continue Reading →

Indy Has Been Adopted – Thank you CBS2 News Team!

We are happy to share Indy, a 3-4 year old German Shepherd recently featured on the CBS2 News Team Pets2Love segment has been adopted! Indy came from the Baldwin Park Shelter and was taken in as a stray. She is a very sweet, playful, and social pup who especially enjoys cuddling. BAF  …Continue Reading →