Black Labrador being walked during a Strut Your Mutt event
October 22, 2020

From its humble beginnings in Salt Lake City to going all virtual, Strut Your Mutt has adapted to help homeless pets across the country for 25 years.

Man holding a smiling gray pit bull terrier whose tongue is out
October 20, 2020

Wondering how voting can help pit-bull-type dogs? Here’s how.

Woman crouching down to be next to and touching a gray and white pit-bull-type dog
October 15, 2020

The Maddie’s Shelter Embed Project at Best Friends continues to provide unprecedented support for progressive animal shelters and the communities they serve.

Lynx point Siamese mix community cat with ear tip and blue eyes
October 13, 2020

Best Friends understands that to achieve no-kill nationwide by 2025, we must address the needs of cats and understand the differences in caring for this species compared to dogs. Best Friends has invested heavily in caring for cats and we’re seeing the payoff.

Julie Castle sitting on some grass smiling and holding a light colored Chihuahua type dog
October 08, 2020

Ten years ago, Best Friends CEO Julie Castle was battling cancer, running marathons and doing what she does best: persevering.

InStyle magazine's images of their “Badass 50”
October 02, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped open doors for so many women today, including those of us working and leading in animal welfare.

Two community cats outside, sitting next to each other in a sunbeam, and one yawning
September 25, 2020

A recent Journal of Urban Affairs article on different methods for managing community cats demonstrates that trap-neuter-return programs are the best evidence-based option.

Woman holding small dog with upright ears over her shoulder
September 21, 2020

On the eve of National Puppy Mill Awareness Day, a critical bill to protect pets, people and businesses gets signed into law in California.

Woman wearing a ponytail holding a puppy over one of her shoulders
September 18, 2020

Unprecedented number of wildfires up and down the western half of the country are shining a light on the need for localized emergency response for people and their pets.

Orange tabby and brown tabby kitten lying together in a bed with paws wrapped around each other
September 15, 2020

An innovative and cooperative team of passionate people across North Carolina, New York, Michigan and Kentucky joined forces to save the lives of dozens of cats in shelters.