Best Friends–New York

In the Big Apple and the tri-state area, Best Friends works to support local organizations focused on saving the lives of shelter pets.

As part of this work, Best Friends' New York team hosts an annual pet super adoption event that includes animals from dozens of rescue groups and shelters throughout the area. Best Friends underwrites, produces and promotes these events that help hundreds of homeless pets find homes.

Additionally, Best Friends organizes Neighborhood Pit Bull Day, which provides spay/neuter, vaccines and microchipping to some of New York's lowest-income communities. We also host local adoption promotions and deliver puppy mill survivors to homes and rescue groups throughout the tri-state area as part of Best Friends' puppy mill initiatives.

Promotion of the stability and growth of animal welfare organizations in the New York area is critical to end the killing in shelters and Save Them All. That's why Strut Your Mutt, an annual  Best Friends event, provides much-needed financial support to dozens of local groups. The popular event, which draws dog lovers to Hudson River Park's Pier 84, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that money goes directly to participating local rescue groups.

To learn more about Best Friends' work in New York, please visit us on Facebook.