Brenda Barnette with a dog
April 08, 2021

She was the right leader at the right time to help transform L.A. into NKLA.

Person releasing a black and white ear-tipped cat from a box
April 02, 2021

One of the keys to saving more cats is to look at the definition of “home” from their perspective.

Masked woman holding a brown tabby cat in her arms
March 25, 2021

Big cities across America are approaching or surpassing the no-kill benchmark, getting us closer to the 2025 goal.

Smiling woman hugging a brown dog
March 16, 2021

By targeting the shelters most in need, great strides toward no-kill have been made all over the country.

Black and white photo of a cat with text, Together we made L.A. a no-kill city
March 10, 2021

L.A. raised the dog and cat save rate from 57.7% in 2011 to more than 90% in 2021!

Brown dog with rainbow colored background
March 09, 2021

Best Friends is among the top 10 of Fast Company’s 'World’s Most Innovative Companies.'

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!