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

Provide a Second Chance

Homeless pets are counting on us and one small donation can save lives year round.

Pets and COVID-19

Access Best Friends Resources to keep pets and people safe.

No-Kill by 2025

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

Julie Castle's Blog

Why our good intentions might be killing more than 1,000 cats and kittens every day

Foster to Save Them All

Change a homeless pet's future and create space for another animal in need.

Spread Kindness

Help neighbors with community kindness cards.