Your Gift Can Save Lives Immediately

Ways to Support Animals

Goliath receiving medical treatment

Make a Monthly Gift

Make a difference for animals all year long for as little as 65 cents per day. Become a Joybound Sustainer.

Honor a Loved One

Give a gift in honor or memory of someone special. eCard or mailed card notifications are available.

Sponsor an Adoption

Sponsor the adoption fee of the animal of your choosing, and it is tax-deductible.

Other Ways to Give

Stocks and Bonds

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way to make a gift to Joybound.

IRA Rollover

An IRA rollover allows people age 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

Gift Planning

Discover the tax and financial benefits of gift planning and leave a meaningful legacy.

Donor-Advised Funds

Initiate giving recommendations from your donor-advised fund (DAF).

Emergency Relief

Our emergency response team has been a trusted partner since 2011. We respond to requests when animals need us most, with expertise in removing animals from dangerous situations, setting up temporary shelters, providing urgent care, delivering supplies to impacted locations, and reuniting animals with their families after disasters.

ARF staff member holding rescue cat in carrier at airport.
Kupa dog laying

Workplace Giving

Payroll contributions are an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations.

Make your lifesaving gift or volunteer hours go twice as far by getting a match from your company! Send in a matching form with your donation next time you donate to Joybound. Your company’s HR department should be able to provide forms or know if a workplace giving program exists.

Joybound has many programs, in addition to core rescue and adoption efforts, that may meet your company’s donation-match criteria, including the Pet Hug Pack®, and partnering with Joybound.

Honor Wall

The honor wall is adorned with a growing collection of customized tiles honoring two- and four-legged friends who have touched our lives. Tiles are available for a $250 donation. The tile will be permanently displayed in the public garden at Joybound’s headquarters in Walnut Creek, California, plus each donor has the option to receive a complimentary replica tile* for personal use. Every 6″ x 6″ tile accommodates a full color photo, logo, or work of art with a name and phrase of your choice.

There are a limited number of wall tile spots available. Questions? Please call (925) 296-3156 or email [email protected].

*Pursuant to IRS regulations, the tax deductible portion of the donation is $210 if a replica tile is included.

ARF honor wall

Support a Fund

How do you want to save lives? Direct your support to a program that matches your passion.

Pets and Vets

Saving Both Ends of the Leash®. Rescue dogs are trained to become skilled psychiatric service dogs.

Community Veterinary Care

Subsidize veterinary care for pet guardians in financial crisis.

Hope Fund

Provide lifesaving veterinary care and treatment for shelter animals


Your gift delivers pet food to low-income guardians (including seniors and people with disabilities) as well as volunteer caregivers of community cats.

Pet Hug Pack®

Give children, seniors, veterans, and others in need the unconditional love of dogs and cats through therapy animal visits.

Pet Safety Net

Help qualifying guardians keep their loved pets and avoid surrendering them to a shelter due to finances or resources.

Put Your Gift to Work Where it’s Needed Most

Joybound is a 501(c)(3) our tax ID number is 68-0240341

ARF is a Charity Navigator Four Star Charity