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. 


Disney lights up the lives of 32 homeless Pets!

Bark Avenue Foundation was included in Disney’s annual, “Light Up the Season” event showcasing shelter dogs and cats from LA’s overcrowded high kill municipal shelters. The event included 5000 Disney employees, their friends and families on the Disney lot in Burbank  …Continue Reading →

Lily needs our help

UPDATE: Lily was found wandering the streets of LA.  I was driving down a narrow street in LA barely enough room for 2 vehicles to pass.  Right in front of me walking straight towards my car was this very unstable and emaciated Pit Bull.  I stopped my car in the middle of the street,  …Continue Reading →

Fosters make it all possible!

We have to shout out and thank Christina Hackett from Animal Foundation of America who selflessly fosters cats and dogs who are abandoned at BAF’s clinic’s. We couldn’t do it without you, Christina! And Theo thanks you too. 🙂 …Continue Reading →