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Our Mission

Pets Bring Joy is a charitable organization serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC -- our mission is to collaborate with rural shelters, independent rescuers, good Samaritans and families in need of rehoming pets 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 and PetMAC DC.

Adoption Policy

Our adoption process starts by having you complete an adoption application 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.

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. Visit their website for store hours and information:

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