About Us

When the founder of Joyful Pets learned that the shelter right down the street from her home in NYC was a “kill shelter”, she immediately signed up to foster one of the cats being kept there. It was from that simple act of caring that Joyful Pets Rescue was born.

We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abandoned and homeless pets. Although our rescue group is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, we also help prospective pet parents throughout the country find their perfect pets from our extensive network of animal rescue groups.

Our adorable, healthy, adoptable rescue pets are so happy that you’ve found our site, and they can’t wait to meet you! Did you know that having a pet could actually improve your health and make you happier? If you’ve been searching for a companion who will give you unconditional love and always be there for you, we have your perfect match.

Each and every one of our adoptable pets has been rescued, placed in a compassionate foster home, and given a clean bill of health by a veterinarian. The next step on their journey involves meeting you and hopefully going home with you to live a life filled with happiness!

Browse through our adoptable pets and see who catches your eye. Then come meet them and see who captures your heart. It’s a great day to adopt a pet in need and meet your new best friend!