Standing with shelters
Who We Are
We started over 35 years ago with a no-kill sanctuary in Utah. Today, we’re helping homeless pets in every corner of the country.
All across America, pets in shelters are connected with loving new families, increasing the national save rate from 64% in 2015 to 83% in 2021.
In 2021, shelters that engaged with Best Friends reduced the number of dogs and cats killed by 0.1%. That number at unengaged shelters increased by 15.3%.
Act for Animals
We’re saving more animals now than at any point in our history, but our work isn’t done until every dog and cat gets the chance to know care and companionship … in a safe and loving home.
Join the 2025 Action Team
Help create big change for the pets and people in your community. Connect with a local team of advocates today.
Whether at the Sanctuary, or a shelter in your community, make a real difference in the lives of homeless pets.