Bringing joy to people and pets
through rescue and adoption

Pets Bring Joy's mission is to provide help and hope to small "grass-roots" rescuers and rural shelters in the Virginia/Maryland/Washington, DC 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;

  • Overseeing three adoption venues and a network of volunteer foster homes to care for the animals while with PBJ;

  • Promoting them to prospective adopters through social media, the Internet, and face-to-face adoption events;

  • 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 youth to instill a love for animals and a passion for community service, so that they may serve as our next generation of non-profit entrepreneurs, volunteers, and philanthropists;

  • 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!
Caring for our fosters

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"

Caring for our fosters
Town and Country
Animal Hospital

Fairfax, Virginia

Caring for our fosters
Palisades Veterinary Clinic
Washington, DC

Caring for our fosters
Caring Hands
Animal Hospital

Merrifield, Virginia

Caring for our fosters
Caroline Preyer, DVM
Chevy Chase, MD
PBJ Featured Pets: Seeking their Forever Homes

Alicia (F)

Rabbit (F)

Pomelo (M)

Please click photo to view a featured pet's bio

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

Pets Bring Joy - P.O. Box 2352 - Fairfax, Virginia 22031 IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt EIN 46-1292302
Please click link above to view our IRS determination letter

Thanks for visiting!

Best regards,

Jacquie Barker
Founder and Executive Director, Pets Bring Joy

Jacquie and her beloved Kwiddie.