Thank you for supporting the
Pets Bring Joy
2018 Friends and Family Campaign

Dear PBJ Friends and Family,

It's time once again to share and celebrate our successes for the year, and we have much to be proud of!

March 2018 marked our 5th anniversary as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and our 1,000th adoption ... we celebrated formally with our first ever gala fundraiser in September, and are delighted to report that in only five years, we've had some absolutely AMAZING outcomes! As of November 2018, we've:
  • Saved the lives of over 1,400 animals

  • Touched the lives of over 3,000 people by bringing them joy through adoption, fostering, and volunteering

  • Built a team of over 100 dedicated volunteers and a network of over 70 foster homes

  • Established three adoption venues at the East Fairfax VA PetSmart store; Pet Supplies Plus in Fairfax VA; and PetMAC in DC
Spectacular results such as these don’t come without a significant  investment of time and money; our wonderful volunteers donate over 12,000 hours of their time annually to PBJ, and we've spent $117K year to date in support of our mission. (To view our year-to-date profit and loss statement, please click here.) Our single biggest expense remains veterinary care for foster animals: we've spent, on average, $263 per animal while in our care this year, and our adoption fee of $150 for a cat or kitten only covers 57% of that expense.

We greatly appreciate -- and RELY ON -- support from kind and generous folks like you to make up the difference, and we're hoping that you'll be able to assist us through our 2018 Friends and Family fundraising campaign. 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 when donating online by checking the "Make this a monthly donation" box.

Suggested donation amounts include:
  • $263 to cover the average expenses for a foster animal ... $263 saves a life!
  • $100 to cover a spay/neuter surgery
  • $50 to cover a wellness exam
but of course a donation in any amount is most appreciated!

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.

Sincerest thanks for your support!


Jacquie Barker
Founder and Executive Director

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 (example below)
where you can enter your desired donation amount ...
please consider becoming a sustaining member by checking
"Make this a monthly donation" :o)

Please email us at