Small blond Chihuahua-type dog kissing the nose of the person holding him
February 24, 2021

When the storms hit the Houston area last week, the animal welfare movement jumped into action. When a municipality has this kind of emergency, it becomes everyone’s problem to fix.

Two people loading up a Best Friends transport van with a brindle dog on a leash ready to get in
February 21, 2021

Best Friends supporting dozens of shelters with transports and needed supplies

Smiling man holding a black and white cat in his arms
February 18, 2021

Last summer, we got a wake-up call along with the rest of the country on diversity issues that need to be addressed. We’ve been working on this for a few months and I thought it was a good time to look at some of the progress we’ve made.

Brown dog looking at camera with smiling man behind him
February 12, 2021

Best Friends and our shelter partners saved a lot of lives last year — during a pandemic, no less!

Shadow the black shepherd with Gregory Castle
January 29, 2021

Champ and Major moved into the White House last weekend. Our dogs have a very similar original story.

Man holding two puppies in front of a Palm Valley Animal Society van
January 14, 2021

Taking a lesson from a large shelter in a small corner of Texas

Person holding two kittens and the words, Best Friends National Conference and Connect. Unite. Save.
January 12, 2021

Consider joining our life-changing line-up as a speaker.

People looking at pit bull terrier type dog in an animal shelter
December 30, 2020

We’re at the midpoint from the time I announced the goal of taking the country to no-kill by 2025, so let’s look at what we’ve accomplished.

Two orange tabby kittens playing with some orange yarn
December 23, 2020

I didn’t have to dig too deep to find things to celebrate in 2020, and I'm not surprised that rescue pets were a top pick from the New York Times!

Valerie Louie with two dogs in front of a Best Friends Save Them All backdrop
December 21, 2020

Like many animal welfare volunteers, Valerie Louie was a behind-the-scenes lifesaving superstar, until her death from COVID-19.