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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Homeless animal rescue and public education.

Programs: Veterinary and other care for animals in our foster program while seeking adoptive homes; in 2017, we adopted out 422 cats and dogs, bringing our total adoptions since our inception in march 2013 to 932 animals.

oversight of three public adoption venues, located at the east fairfax (va) petsmart store, tango pet depot in fairfax (va) and pet marketplace and adoption center (petmac) in washington, dc. We engage a team of 30+ volunteers plus three (3) paid part-time adoption center coordinators to care for animals housed in these three locations, and also host public adoption events at these same locations. We additionally engage 50+ volunteers who provide home-based foster support, transportation, and administrative support, for a total volunteer team of 80+ people.

education of the general public on the importance of spaying/neutering pets to decrease the number of homeless animals in our community.

mentorship of children and teens to teach them the importance of community service.

support of senior citizens in our community with (a) pet adoption, (b) pet care, (c) surrendering of their pets if they become unable to care for them. In 2017, we assisted elevent (11) seniors in this fashion.

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Rating: 5

I have known Pets Bring Joy (PBJ) for two years and have adopted 4 wonderful cats from them. They are very thorough in their checking out potential adopters, making sure we know the responsibilities of pet parenting. The Executive Director knows all the cats and is more than willing to discuss the cats' purrsonalities to ensure a good "fit". My latest adoptee, Goldee, is a gem. I also have 2 Persians and a black DSH. They are all wonderful companions and I consider them my children. Oh, I should have mentioned that PBJ cats are up-to-date on all necessary vaccinations, have been neutered and microchipped so the nominal adoption fee is way less than it would cost to have these done at a vet if you just "found" a kitty.