We are passionate about the fact that pets bring joy to the people who love them, and vice versa! Our full mission statement is presented on our website, petsbringjoy.org, but in a nutshell, we rescue adoptable animals (primarily cats) at risk from "kill shelters," emphasizing adult cats who often get passed over in favor of kittens. We support them through the kindness of volunteer foster homes, and work to find qualified, loving homes for them all.
We also encourage collaboration within the rescue community, working with smaller "grass roots" rescue organizations to help them with community outreach and fund-raising.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Most of our sponsored cats are cared for by foster volunteers in their homes throughout Northern Virginia. We arrange for approved adopters to meet our kitties in their foster homes, where the kitties are in their most relaxed and natural environment.
We are also delighted to have been chosen as the resident rescue organization for PetSmart's East Fairfax store, located at 9528 Main Street in Fairfax, Virginia 22031 (at the corner of Pickett Road and Main Street aka "Little River Turnpike"). You may *view* our kitties any time that the store is open (store phone: (571) 328-7770), but it's best if you contact us via email first so that we can arrange to have a PBJ volunteer meet you to open the cat room so that you can *interact* with them.
We regularly hold adoption events at the store on Saturdays ... please check our website, petsbringjoy.org, for our latest adoption schedule.
We also have animals housed at the PetMAC in DC. Please visit their website: petmac.org/dc; visit Lori at the PetMAC DC store 7 days a week or email Lori at email@example.com for more information.
Our Adoption Process...
We require completion of an initial on-line application; our evaluation process involves two phone interviews, a vet reference check, and a home visit.
For information regarding our adoption process and adoption fees, please visit our website -- petsbringjoy.org -- and click on the ADOPT link at the top of the home page.
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You'll receive a copy, too, at
to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.