Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters

In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with nearly 3,000 animal welfare groups, we have regional centers across the country and operate the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Learn more about Best Friends

Pets and COVID-19

Access Best Friends Resources to keep pets and people safe.

Spread Kindness

Help neighbors with community kindness cards.

No-Kill by 2025

Check out the lifesaving progress being made across the country via interactive maps.

Julie Castle's Blog

Reimagining the role of animal shelters and communities to support people with pets and save at-risk pets