Adopting from
Pets Bring Joy


If you have already adopted and need to pay the adoption fee,
please click here
To submit a no-obligation
adoption application,
please click here


Here is information about our adoption process that we hope you will find helpful.



How much does it cost to adopt from PBJ?

Our adoption fees are listed below, and cover all age-appropriate vaccinations. We spay/neuter all puppies/kittens in our care between 3 - 4 months of age prior to their adoption.

$150 for a single cat or kitten
$250 for a pair of cats/kittens
$75 for a special needs
or senior cat
$135 for a special needs
or senior cat pair
$300 for a puppy or dog
$250 for a special needs
or senior dog
How can we meet PBJ cats/dogs of interest?

We're delighted to arrange for interested parties to meet our cats/dogs either:

By appointment in their foster homes after they've been approved to adopt from Pets Bring Joy, or

At an adoption event at one of our three adoption venues (please visit
our home page for details).


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 do 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 provided above; once submitted, 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 48 hours of submitting your application.

The entire process takes approximately a week to complete. As a small, all-volunteer rescue organization, we thank you in advance for your patience. :o)


Kind regards,


Jacquie Barker
Founder and Executive Director
jacquie@petsbringjoy.org