Lifesaving happens at the community level, and homeless pets are a community issue. Which is why data and transparency in each community are so important. Best Friends is engaged in ongoing data collection efforts throughout the country to identify critical shelter data and lifesaving progress at the city and state levels.
National shelter data collection efforts are a work in progress. Information represented here will change as engaged individuals like you help us collect more data and fill in any gaps.
Only data from brick and mortar shelters are represented on this dashboard. While foster-based rescue organizations are critical partners in each community’s no-kill efforts, they are not represented in the data you see here.
Shelter statistics are complex, and include a number of different variables. For example, some organizations that operate primarily as sanctuaries and/or provide hospice care may have lower save rates as a result of their organizational mission and model.
The information represented here is an opportunity to develop a better understanding of what’s happening in different communities and highlight opportunities for individuals to get involved and help save more lives at the local level. This information should not be used to find fault with any individual organization.
Each community is collectively responsible for its decisions regarding homeless pets and for creating safe, humane environments for the people and pets who live in them.