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 stocks allows you to avoid capital gains tax and often take a charitable deduction for the full value of the asset. Use this tool to donate stock so we can track your gift, send you the correct receipt, and you can get the tax savings you deserve. 

QCD (IRA Giving)

If you are 70.5 or older, giving from your IRA can help reduce your taxable income — and for those over 73 who must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), an IRA gift is a simple way to fulfill it!

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations today. It’s a great way to ensure consistent financial support while saving cash for immediate needs.


We now accept donations of Ethereum, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies! This gives us one more way to fund our work and can provide you with extra tax benefits.

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

Our 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 $300 donation. The tile will be permanently displayed in the public garden at Joybound’s headquarters in Walnut Creek, California, plus each donor receives 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].

ARF honor wall

Support a Fund

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

Shelter to Service

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