Best Friends Animal Society

Adopt a pet as unique as you

September 15–17: Adopt a pet during national adoption weekend

Pets are loyal best friends to come home to, plus these furry companions offer unlimited snuggles and unconditional love.

It’s true, pets make our lives better. And right now, while shelters around the country are currently over capacity, you can make a lifesaving difference when you open your home and heart to a pet.

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When you adopt a pet, you save lives

By adopting, you give one lucky dog or cat a home and create space for another pet to be rescued.

Right now, more pets than ever are entering shelters that are over capacity and short-staffed. You can help by adopting a pet from a Best Friends Network Partner anywhere in the country during national adoption weekend, September 15–17.

A huge thank-you to our partners for taking part in our national adoption weekend. The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of animal welfare groups from every single state, all working to save the lives of pets in their communities.

Heartwarming adoption stories

Adoption gives homeless pets the second chances they deserve. Not only that, but they're incredible companions with a positive impact on our overall health and well-being.
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“When I get home,” says James, “they’re both right there waiting for me. It’s nice. It’s nice to have.”

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Who we are

Best Friends  Animal Society  works  alongside thousands of animal shelters, rescue groups and other animal  welfare organizations to save the lives of cats and dogs  across the country and to make the entire country no-kill by 2025.  

The Best Friends Network comprises thousands of animal welfare groups from every single state, all working to save the lives of pets in their own communities.

Ranging from animal shelters and rescue groups, to spay/neuter and trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) organizations, they collaborate with Best Friends to save even more lives in every corner of the country.

Best Friends provides marketing help, fundraising events, webinars, grants, and other resources so that, together, we can Save Them All.

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Ready to adopt a pet as unique as you?

When you adopt a homeless pet from a participating shelter or rescue group during national adoption weekend, you're making a lifesaving difference.