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. 


Tweetie, Adorable Doxie mix

ADOPTED!!! Tweetie is a mellow, 10 pound, eight year old, black female Dachshund mix who cheers everyone with her waddle. She is housebroken, gets along well with children and other dogs and absolutely adores hanging out in a lucky person’s lap! Tweetie is an outstanding indoor  …Continue Reading →

New Years Eve Rescue! 12/31/2013

ADOPTED!!! On New Year’s Eve we received a call from a woman who found a mamma Chihuahua and her three pups abandoned in an alley in Los Angeles. She found homes for two of the pups but didn’t know what to do with mom and the remaining pup. Bark Avenue Foundation took them …Continue Reading →

Kitten Surprise 12/10/2013

ADOPTED!!! While reaching out to the community about spay/neuter we stumbled upon a location that was overrun with feral cats. The residents care about these cats and are feeding them but because the cats aren’t spayed/neutered they kept multiplying. And other cats from around t …Continue Reading →