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Join us for the 2022 Best Friends National Conference

Dates: July 7–9, 2022
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

We are excited to announce that in 2022, the Best Friends National Conference will return as a live, in-person event, to be held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. During this event, you’ll connect with animal welfare leaders from across the country, unite with like-minded animal welfare supporters and gain knowledge to save the lives of more homeless pets in your community.

Who should attend? Everyone! Whether you’re the director of a local shelter, a volunteer at an animal organization, an animal control officer, a veterinarian, an adoption counselor or just someone who wants to learn more about animal welfare, this event is for you.

Check back in early 2022 for more information about the conference or click here to sign up for email updates!

If you have any questions, please email

We hope to see you at the conference!