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. 


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 →

Our friend Albert & his dogs

Our friend Mary contacted us with an urgent situation.  It seemed that a gentleman named Albert she knew had recently lost his leg to diabetes and was struggling with adjusting to his new life as well as handling having 2 dogs and 5 puppies.  The cycle was going to continue with more  …Continue Reading →

Homeless dog helps a vet!

In a time when we are inundated by sad stories of dogs discarded like trash and given up by their families merely because they became an inconvenience it’s always truly uplifting to hear stories like Ruby’s. Ruby was a beautiful brindled dog found wandering the streets of downtown Los …Continue Reading →