Our adoption process starts by having you complete an adoption contract online (visit our website, petsbringjoy.org, and click the ADOPT link at the top of our page.) We'll contact you by phone to chat about your application, and depending on the circumstances, may also conduct a vet reference check and/or a home visit.
Our adoption fee is $125 per cat or kitten, and $175 per dog or puppy; this covers all age-appropriate vaccinations plus spay/neuter surgery.
Pets Bring Joy is a small charitable organization located in Fairfax, Virginia -- our mission is two-fold: to find loving homes for homeless animals, and to assist other small rescue organizations with fund-raising and community outreach.
Our emphasis is on rescuing adult cats, who are often passed over at shelters in favor of kittens; we rely on the kindness of volunteer foster families to care for the majority of our pets in their homes, but also occupy the adoption center at the East Fairfax PetSmart store, where several of our cats are housed.
There are two ways to meet our pets:
Approved adopters are welcome to meet them in their foster homes, where they are at their most relaxed, or to view kitties at PetSmart whenever the East Fairfax store is open. Please note, however, that in order to *interact* with the cats at the store, you must plan your visit for when a PBJ volunteer can meet you at the store to unlock the cat room.
We hold adoption events regularly at the store ... please visit the PBJ website at petsbringjoy.org for adoption event information, store address/phone, etc., as well as to contact us about making an appointment to meet at the store outside of our normal adoption event hours.