* * * * * * * * * * * * * *       Supported by generous grants from:       * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Animal Rescue Fund
"Helping those who help animals in need"

City of Fairfax
Chocolate Lovers Festival Committee

Pets Bring Joy is proud to be a
PetSmart Charities adoption partner!


Please come to meet some of our lovely kitties and pups at the
East Fairfax* PetSmart Store
9528 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031
(corner of Pickett Road and Main Street)
* Not to be confused with the Fairfax PetSmart store ...
for the East Fairfax store's address, phone, and hours of operation,
please click here.

PBJ adoption events are held at PetSmart
every Saturday afternoon from 12 noon - 2 PM ** ...
please call the store at (571) 328-7770 for more information.

** You may also meet our cats and dogs at other times
by appointment by contacting us via email at petsbringjoy@gmail.com.

PBJ Featured Pet
Seeking a forever home

Please click photo to view
our featured pet's bio

Attention D.C. and Maryland Residents!
Join us at our new second adoption venue at


4914 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Cat and kitten adoption events are held at PetMAC DC
every Saturday afternoon from 12 noon - 2 PM ...
you can also meet those cats who are in residence at the store
during normal business hours, seven days a week.

Please email rezqumee@gmail.com for more information, or
visit their website at petmac.org.

The Pets Bring Joy (PBJ) Mission Statement:

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 click here to connect with Jacquie on how to do so.
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

Val Garcia
Founder, Helping Homeless Felines
a Pets Bring Joy partner organization

Jacquie and her beloved Kwiddie.

Val on an international rescue mission
with a sweet, blind kitty.