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Pets Bring Joy

Falls Church, VA

Our Mission

Pets Bring Joy is a small charitable organization located in Fairfax, Virginia -- our mission is to collaborate with rural shelters and small grass-roots rescuers in finding loving homes for homeless animals, emphasizing 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. We are also thankful to the following adoption centers for promoting our kitties: East Fairfax PetSmart, Tango PetDepot, and PetMAC DC.

Adoption Policy

Our adoption process starts by having you complete an adoption contract online (visit our website,, and click the ADOPT link at the top of our page.)  We will 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.

For more information on our adoption process and fees, please visit our website -- -- and click on the "Adopt" link at the top of the homepage.

There are four ways to meet our pets:

Approved adopters are welcome to meet our available pets in their foster homes, where they are most relaxed, or

You may visit the stores where some of our animals reside: 

PetMAC in DC... Please visit their website:; 
visit Lori at the PetMAC DC store 7 days a week or email Lori at for more information.

East Fairfax PetSmart... whenever the East Fairfax Petsmart store is open.

Tango PetDepot... whenever the Fairfax based store is open.

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