Want to see how we’re doing? Knowing where we stand not only helps determine the best way to move forward, but it also helps track the progress we’re making together.
Be an effective advocate to save animals’ lives
Inspire and create local change to save the lives of dogs and cats, and to help keep them out of shelters by working with others in your community.
Whether you’re new to advocacy or have signed countless petitions on behalf of pets and the people who love them, we’re so glad you’re here. To help you in your efforts, we’ve compiled tools and information to make advocating for the animals easier and more effective for you.
How are pets in your community doing?
The first step in saving the lives of homeless pets is understanding the progress being made in your community and knowing how you can help.
Ready to focus on a specific issue in your community?
Whether it’s ending puppy mills, caring for community cats, ensuring pet-friendly housing or preventing breed-restrictive legislation, there are so many ways you can help.
Lifesaving tools to help you advocate for dogs and cats
These guides and tools are a great place to find the information you’ll need to be an effective advocate for pets in your community.
A guide to change in your community
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to advocate for the changes your community needs to reach and sustain no-kill. Download the grassroots tool kit in English or Spanish.
Join a local team of advocates
We make the most change for animals when we work together, which is why we formed the Best Friends 2025 Action Team. Once you sign up for the 2025 Action Team, you’ll receive emails with more ways you can help save homeless pets.