Please Contribute ...
YOU Can Make a Difference!


Pets Bring Joy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and, as such, receives no government funding; we rely entirely on adoption fees, donations from the public, and grants from private foundations to carry out our mission.

As of June 2019, our sixth year of operation, we've rescued and found permanent loving homes for over 1,600 cats and dogs ... that's the good news! The unfortunate news is that we incur a minimum, on average, of $250 in routine veterinary and other expenses per animal while in our care as fosters. And, because once we rescue an animal, we care for them with the same compassion as if they were our own pets, we sometimes incur an emergency medical situation that takes the cost for a single animal into the $1,000's.

* Routine veterinary expenses include vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, parasite treatments, medications for routine illnesses such as upper respiratory infections, etc. We also microchip every animal that we rescue to help ensure their safe recovery if they go missing, and provide quality food while in our care.

Thanks in advance for making a generous donation to Pets Bring Joy!  Rest assured that your donation will be used to help the animals in our care; here are some ideas of what your donation can cover:
  • $25 covers the cost to purchase and register a microchip for one cat or dog;
  • $50 covers the cost of vaccinations for one cat or dog;
  • $100 covers the cost of a spay/neuter surgery;
  • $250 covers the average veterinary expenses for a young, healthy cat or dog;
  • $500 covers the veterinary expenses for an older cat or dog, who often need wellness blood work and dental care in addition to other routine vetting;
  • $1,000 or more helps us to save a life when an emergency medical situation arises.
but of course any amount is appreciated!

We are particularly excited to announce our Monthly Smile campaign, which involves making the simple decision to designate your donation as one that recurs every month.
  • Do you spend $5 a day on your favorite designer coffee?
  • Or perhaps you spend $5 a week on lottery tickets hoping to be the next big winner?
  • How about spending $5 a month to help PBJ save lives?
If you donate online via PayPal (instructions below), it's super easy to make your donation a monthly recurring donation ... you can even make arrangements through your bank to make monthly or quarterly donations to PBJ by check (please click here to contact us for advice on how to do so).

We have several ways for you to donate:
  • If you'd like to make a cash donation either on-line or by check, instructions are provided below.

  • If you'd like to sponsor a cat, perhaps as a gift or in honor or in memory of someone special, please visit our Virtual Foster page.

  • If you'd like to hang a heart to commemorate a loved one at our Catnip Haven (TM) cage-free adoption center, please visit our Hang a Heart - Help a Kitty page.

Making a Cash Donation:

We're giving you two ways to donate -- online via debit/credit card or by check -- and we hope that you'll consider becoming a sustaining member via our Monthly Smile campaign when donating online by checking the "Make this a monthly donation" box.

Your donation to PBJ is tax-deductible ... you will receive a thank you letter via U.S. mail for your tax file, and if you choose to donate online, you will also receive an automated email receipt for your donation.


To donate by check via U.S. mail:

Please make your check payable to "Pets Bring Joy" and mail to:

Pets Bring Joy
P.O. Box 2352
Fairfax, Virginia 22031


To donate on-line, via either personal debit/credit card or PayPal:

Please click the Donate button below ... you'll be redirected to a form
where you can enter your desired donation amount ...
please consider becoming a sustaining member by checking
"Make this a monthly donation"
on that form. :o)



Sincerest thanks for your support!


Jacquie Barker
Founder and Executive Director
jacquie@petsbringjoy.org