Pets Bring Joy's mission is to provide help and hope to small "grass-roots" rescuers in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. Metro area by finding loving permanent homes for previously at-risk homeless animals in their care ... we do so by:
  • Sponsoring their animals for adoption through Pets Bring Joy, emphasizing often overlooked (older and/or special needs) pets;

  • Promoting them to prospective adopters via the Internet and through a PetSmart Charities-sponsored adoption center located in the East Fairfax, Virginia PetSmart store;

  • Orchestrating a formal adoption process to ensure their placement in qualified, loving forever homes;

  • Educating volunteers, adopters, and the public at large on the plight of homeless animals -- especially the importance of spaying/neutering pets;

  • Mentoring small "grass-roots" rescues with regard to best rescue practices;

  • Encouraging collaboration within the local rescue community so that our combined rescue efforts have a greater impact on reducing the homeless animal population than any one of us might achieve single-handedly.
If you would like to learn how you can personally support the Pets Bring Joy mission by volunteering -- fostering -- adopting -- donating, please use the links provided at the top of the page, or click here to connect with us via email.

PetSmart Charities
We're proud to be a PetSmart Charities adoption partner!

East Fairfax, Virginia
PetSmart Store

Adopt ... then shop!

Adopt ... then shop!

Tango Pet Depot
and Animal Hospital

Adopt ... then shop!
Caring for our fosters

Fairfax, Virginia

Come meet some of our adoptable kitties at the East Fairfax PetSmart store, PetMAC DC, and Tango Pet Depot ... click the appropriate link above for store hours and addresses. Adoption events are held every Saturday from 12 noon - 2 PM at PetSmart and PetMAC DC. Many of our cats are cared for in private foster homes ... we are happy to arrange for approved adopters to meet them by appointment.

Sponsored by a generous grant from Animal Rescue Fund (ARF)
"Helping those who help animals in need"

Working closely with
Helping Homeless Felines (HHF)
Val Garcia, founder, on an international rescue mission with a sweet, blind kitty.

Caring for our fosters
Town and Country
Animal Hospital

Fairfax, Virginia

Caring for our fosters
Caring Hands
Animal Hospital

Merrifield, Virginia

Caring for our fosters
Palisades Veterinary Clinic
Washington, DC
PBJ Featured Pets: Seeking their Forever Homes
Sisters Sky and Moon

Please click photo to view a featured pet's bio
Pets Bring Joy - P.O. Box 2352 - Fairfax, Virginia 22031 IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt EIN 46-1292302

Thanks for visiting!

Best regards,

Jacquie Barker
Founder and Executive Director, Pets Bring Joy

Jacquie and her beloved Kwiddie.