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Bring love home by adopting a pet near you

When you adopt a homeless pet, you’re not only adding a loyal and loving companion to your family, but you’re also helping to save lives. 

This year, roughly 7 million homes in America are planning to add a pet to their family. 

By adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue group, you’re saving the life of a homeless pet while also making space in a shelter for another pet to be rescued. And that’s huge.

If just 6% more people chose to adopt versus purchase their pets, we would end the killing of dogs and cats in our nation's shelters.

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Find adoptable dogs and cats where you live  

Whether you adopt from a Best Friends location, a Best Friends Network partner, or one of the many shelters and rescue groups around the country, you’ll be helping to save lives — and you’ll bring love home. 

Share your information below and we'll get you all that you need to know about adopting a pet near you.

Do you believe every animal deserves a place to call home?  

Here at Best Friends, we believe that every dog and cat deserves love, safety, and a home.  

What you can do to save the lives of homeless pets  

There are so many ways you can provide safe homes for dogs and cats in your community, and we'll show you how. 

See how you can save animals

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Pets who found their way home 

Check out these pets and their stories of hope, love, and resilience.

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About Best Friends 

Here at Best Friends, we believe that every dog and cat deserves the love, safety, and comfort of a home. 

Whether their home is a big house with a fenced yard or a cozy apartment — or it’s a community cat’s safe outdoor space — every pet deserves to have a safe place to call home. That’s why we’re working to save the lives of cats and dogs all across the country, giving pets second chances and happy homes.  

Just a few short years ago, cats and dogs were killed in staggering numbers in this country simply because shelters didn't have the community support or the resources to save their lives. That number is now less than half a million per year, but there’s still work to do to ensure that every dog and cat in America finds a safe place to call home. 

Best Friends also runs the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary and works collaboratively with a network of more than 4,700 animal welfare and shelter partners, plus community members around the country, to save pets’ lives.

Together, let’s bring them home and Save Them All.