You’ve adopted a pet and saved a life!

By adopting a homeless pet, you’ve saved the life of a loving and loyal animal. You've also helped make space for other pets to find families of their own. And that’s huge.

We couldn’t be more thrilled that you’ve joined this important work, and as a token of appreciation, we’ve sent a sweet surprise your way. Meanwhile, continue to scroll for all you want to know about adoption, pet behavior, Best Friends membership and more!

You’re now a member of Best Friends for a whole year, on us! And that means you're part of the family. You’re giving dogs and cats in every corner of the country the chance to go home for good. Together, we’re on our way to making the entire country no-kill by 2025. 

As a member, you'll receive a one-year subscription to Best Friends' bimonthly magazine, lodging discounts when you visit the Sanctuary, special invitations to events around the country, and quarterly newsletters and email updates to keep you in the loop.

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Bragging rights: what the internet was made for

Your first responsibility as a new pet parent? Share the news! Start by posting photos to all your favorite social media sites – and don’t forget to tag @bestfriendsanimalsociety in your posts. 

Be sure to enhance your Instagram Stories, Snapchats and TikToks with our fun stickers that celebrate adoption day. Get them anywhere gifs are found by searching for BFADOPT. View them all on our GIPHY page.

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Great new gear for you and your pet

Check out our online store where you’ll find clothes, accessories, pet supplies, gift ideas, and more for you and your new best friend. All proceeds go straight back to the animals.

Look for your discount code for the store in your adoption email and show off your look using #BFSPOTTED for a chance to be featured on our shop site.

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Don’t worry, you got this

Bringing home a new pet is fabulous and forever life-changing. But that doesn’t mean you won’t encounter a bump or two in the road.

Our library full of pet care resources from our in-house experts is always available to help you and your new best friend. There’s everything from training tips to pet health advice to articles that help you introduce a new pet into your home or prepare your current pets for the arrival of a human sibling.

Partners to help you and your new pet

Around the country, people are pulling together to save the lives of homeless pets. Companies, too, are recognizing the importance of the lifesaving work we’re doing and have committed to joining us.

We are incredibly grateful for the support of these companies — our corporate partners — that believe passionately in what we’re doing. And to thank you for your lifesaving efforts and devotion, they are offering you some special rewards.

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When you shop using the Best Friends Credit Card, you'll help animals find homes, save the lives of newborn kittens, keep pets with their families and so much more. Plus, get special rewards on eligible pet food and supply purchases!   


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Fresh Step is our official litter partner, and the company donates 400,000 pounds of cat litter to Best Friends each year. Learn about their Paw Points loyalty program to earn great rewards for you and your cat. 

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Best Friends Animal Society is proud to partner with ACANA® pet food, our Official Pet Food Sponsor, who has committed to donating dog food and cat food for all animals in our care, at all the lifesaving centers and Sanctuary.


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Fetch Pet Insurance and Best Friends are teaming up to help save the lives of homeless pets! Fetch will donate $10 to Best Friends every time one of our supporters receives a free pet insurance quote from Fetch. Plus, Best Friends supporters save up to 10% off Fetch Pet Insurance every month for a whole year.*

*Discounts and offers are subject to approval and may change at any time. The maximum available discount is 10% and may not be available in all states and is not valid with any other offer.

Every life saved has a story

Keep the lifesaving going

Saving lives feels pretty great, right? Even with a new little one (or big one) now at your place, you can continue making a difference by spreading the word and being part of this lifesaving work. Here are a few ideas:

Give to save more lives

Want to provide all homeless pets with the chance to find their perfect family and the care they need while they wait? Become a monthly donor (we call them Guardian Angels) and you’ll ensure that animals get the help they need throughout the year, when and where it’s needed most.

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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.