Adopting from PBJ


Thank you for your interest in adopting from Pets Bring Joy (PBJ)!  Here's information about our adoption process that we hope you will find helpful.

How can we meet PBJ cats/dogs of interest?

We're delighted to arrange for interested parties to meet our cats/dogs by appointment in their foster homes after they've been approved to adopt from Pets Bring Joy, or at the East Fairfax PetSmart store either at one of our adoption events (please visit our home page for details) or by appointment on a different day/time.

How much does it cost to adopt from PBJ?

Our adoption fees are as follows:
  • $125 for a single cat or kitten
  • $200 for a pair of cats/kittens
  • $300 for a puppy
  • $250 for an adult dog
and covers all age-appropriate vaccinations; we spay/neuter all puppies/kittens in our care between 3 - 4 months of age prior to their adoption.

Where is PBJ located? Do you adopt out of state?

Pets Bring Joy is based out of Fairfax, Virginia, and serves the Greater Washington D.C. metro area; while we don't generally have the capacity to adopt out of our area, we make exceptions for special needs/harder to place animals.

I'm interested ... what to I need to do to get the process started?

The first step will be for you to submit a no-obligation adoption application by clicking the link at the bottom of this page; you'll receive a copy of your application via email for your records.

Must I apply for a specific animal by name?

If you're uncertain as to which of our animals you are interested in, no worries -- simply leave that spot blank on the application, and we'll be delighted to make recommendations of which pets we feel are a best fit for you after reviewing your application and speaking with you.

What shall I expect after submitting my application?

Our application evaluation process consists of a telephone interview, a veterinary reference check if you've had pets within the past five years, a landlord check if appropriate, and a home visit.

You will typically hear from a PBJ volunteer within 24 hours of submitting your application; the entire process typically takes a week to complete. As a small, all-volunteer rescue organization, we thank you in advance for your patience. :o)

To submit a no-obligation adoption application online, please click here - thank you!