Turn learning into lifesaving
The Best Friends National Conference in Houston may be over, but our work to save the lives of pets never ends. Join us for next year's conference July 11-13, 2024 in Orlando!
Attendees heard from leading experts in animal welfare
This year’s exciting lineup of speakers spoke about the latest and most thought-provoking innovations.
Here’s a look at some of our engaging and informative speakers:
Chumkee Aziz, Outreach Veterinarian at University of California-Davis
Oliver Lacosta, Feline Foster Program Coordinator at Contra Costa Animal Services
Jerrica Owen, Executive Director at National Animal Care Association
Paula Powell, Senior Manager South Central Region at Best Friends Animal Society
Mike Wheeler, Director of Community Services at Cabot Animal Support Services
Faith Wright, Director of Operations at Palm Valley Animal Society
We're so grateful for our volunteers
Thank you to our volunteers who helped out at this year's conference!
A special thank-you to our 2023 sponsors
With additional support from:
Save the lives of pets near you
This year’s conference has come to an end, but there are so many other ways you can continue to create a better world for homeless pets and their communities.
Join a local team of advocates
We make the most change for animals when we work together, which is why we formed the Best Friends 2025 Action Team. Once you sign up for the 2025 Action Team, you’ll receive emails with more ways you can help save homeless pets.
Find a Best Friends Network partner near you
The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations, and other animal welfare groups, all working to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities like yours across the country.
Each and every one of our network partners needs caring people like you to adopt, foster, donate, volunteer, and advocate to help save the lives of pets where you live.
Find a network partner near you today: