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. 


Shane’s War Was a Success! Over 350 Pets Adopted!

On April 29 – May 7, Bark Avenue Foundation partnered with numerous community partners for Shane’s War at the Downey Shelter saving over 350 dogs, cats, and rabbits. The mega-adoption event provided a week-long extension for all of the Downey Shelter residents giving them  …Continue Reading →

Little Winston was misjudged

UPDATE: See Winston with his new family!  (He has been renamed Romeo; their other dog’s name is Juliet!)             Original Post: Little Winston was misjudged I was at a county shelter last week and I saw this kennel card. What a story it comes wi …Continue Reading →

Councilman saves homeless pup and presents Certificate of Recognition

Not only did Councilman Nestor Enrique Valencia of the City of Bell chose to bring his new pup (name to be determined!) to be altered at our clinic in Cudahy-Bell Gardens on February 17, he also presented Bark Avenue Foundation and Shelter Me with a Certificate of Recognition! We are  …Continue Reading →