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. 


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 →

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 →