Telling the stories of special-needs animals

Every animal at Best Friends has a unique story, but on these pages, you’ll meet extra special pets who require individual (and sometimes unconventional) care. Here, we tell the animals’ ongoing stories over time with updates from our veterinary staff and caregivers, so that you can see the good that you’re making possible.

We continue to follow their stories even after they've been adopted!

Our monthly donors, or Guardian Angels, are a critical part of these special animals' lives, because steady support is imperative for animals who need ongoing and steady love and care.

Be Their Guardian Angel

When you become a Best Friends Guardian Angel, you’re providing steady gifts that can be used by animals in their hours of need, whenever that is. Whether an animal needs emergency surgery at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, or her time is running out at a shelter, and she needs to find a home quickly at a Best Friends adoption event, your gift will be there, on any day, to bring help just when she thought she was alone.

These gifts are especially important to animals who need extensive or ongoing medical care or extra time and TLC to overcome their emotional or behavioral challenges.

Make a difference in the lives of pets

Become a Guardian Angel to animals in their hours of need. Because everyone needs someone to watch over them.