When you adopt a pet, you save lives. By adopting, you give one lucky dog or cat a home and create space for another rescued pet.

That means you become a lifesaver to two animals in need! Plus, you gain a friend and loyal companion who can offer you comfort and love.

This awards season, we featured some of our adorable adoptable pets in our very own Adoptable Pet Awards. Here are the winners:

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Adopt a pet from a Best Friends location near you 

When you adopt a pet like those featured in the Adoptable Pet Awards, you’re saving a life. Plus, bringing home a pet comes with all kinds of benefits.

Living with pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lessen anxiety. And they don’t ask a lot of you in return — just love, care, snuggles and playtime. 

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Meet some of the pets featured in the Adoptable Pet Awards

Take a look at some of the adorable dogs and cats featured in the Adoptable Pet Awards. They’re all so cute that it’ll be impossible to choose a winner!

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Don’t live near a Best Friends location?

We partner with thousands of rescue groups and shelters around the country to help dogs and cats find homes with caring people just like you.

Not ready to adopt? 

If you’re not ready to adopt, there are still so many ways you can help save the lives of loving dogs and cats waiting to find homes. 

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Foster to save lives

Fostering a pet is a short-term commitment with long-term impact. By opening your home to a dog or cat for even a few days, you can save lives. 
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Donate to save the lives of cats

You can make a gift today that goes straight to work saving lives. You’ll be helping to provide the care and healing pets need to find loving homes. 
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About Best Friends

Best Friends Animal Society is working to save the lives of cats and dogs all across the country, giving pets second chances and happy homes.

Just a few short years ago, cats and dogs were killed in staggering numbers in this country simply because shelters didn't have the community support or the resources to save their lives. That number is now less than half a million per year, but there’s still work to do to ensure a bright future for every dog and cat in America. 

Best Friends operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and is committed to saving the lives of homeless pets by working with shelters and passionate people like you. Together, we will bring the whole country to no-kill in 2025. Together, we will Save Them All.