Creating no-kill communities, city by city

Person wearing a Best Friends volunteer T-shirt holding a small white and tan dog over her shoulder

 

Best Friends Animal Society’s lifesaving work began with the opening of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in southern Utah in 1984. From there, the work to save the lives of homeless pets spread across the country and has continued to expand. Currently, Best Friends operates pet adoption centers, spay/neuter clinics and no-kill initiatives in Los Angeles, New York City, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, as well as a Best Friends Network of animal rescue groups in every corner of the nation.

Best Friends locations nationwide

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the largest sanctuary for companion animals in the nation. Located in the red rock canyons of southern Utah, it is a home-between-homes for dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, pigs, horses and other animals, including those in need of lifelong care. The Sanctuary is a haven to around 1,600 animals on any given day and is a healing oasis like none other. Visitors are welcome to take tours, sign up to volunteer with the animals and, of course, adopt a pet. In addition, the Sanctuary welcomes overnight visitors with reservations, and hosts many educational workshops, including animal care and rescue workshops. If you don't have plans to visit us anytime soon, you can still adopt from us as we transport eligible pets to all 50 states and Canada. 

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
bestfriends.org/sanctuary/explore-sanctuary
435-644-2001


Best Friends in Los Angeles brings together animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals dedicated to making Los Angeles a no-kill city. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events and runs two pet adoption centers in L.A. The Mission Hills location includes a newborn kitten nursery, a pet adoption center with more than 400 adoptable dogs and cats from L.A. city shelters, and a spay/neuter clinic. The West L.A. location features a boutique-style pet adoption experience with more than 100 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from NKLA Coalition rescue partner organizations.

Best Friends in Los Angeles
Best Friends Lifesaving Center
15321 Brand Boulevard
Mission Hills, CA 91345
bestfriendsla.org
818-643-3989

NKLA Pet Adoption Center
1845 Pontius Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025
nkla.org/petadoptioncenter
424-208-8840


Best Friends in New York works collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations, passionate advocates and volunteers to save the lives of pets in the shelters of New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. As part of this work, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, and runs a lifesaving pet foster program in partnership with Animal Care & Control of New York City.

Best Friends Lifesaving Center
307 West Broadway
New York City, NY 10013
bestfriendsny.org
347-762-3678


Best Friends in Utah brings together animal rescue groups, city shelters and dedicated individuals working to make Utah a no-kill state. As part of this work, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, and leads the NKUT initiative. The Sugar House location includes a newborn kitten nursery, a spay/neuter clinic and a boutique-style pet adoption experience with adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from NKUT coalition rescue partner organizations.

Best Friends Lifesaving Center
2005 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
bestfriendsutah.org
801-574-2454


Best Friends in Atlanta is now a completely foster-based program in our continuing efforts to best serve the metro-Atlanta area in its final push to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters, while strengthening the movement across the entire Southeast region. The program collaborates with shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals throughout the SE region as part of our roadmap to reach no-kill by 2025.

bestfriendsatl.org
404-815-6680


The Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Northwest Arkansas is scheduled to fully open in 2022. In the interim, the center provides a range of critically needed resources and services for the cats of Northwest Arkansas. These include a co-adoption outlet for members of the Northwest Arkansas Partnership for Animal Welfare (NWA PAW), trap-neuter-return assistance, and a robust network of cat-loving foster homes and volunteers. The center is poised to advance the local conversation around animal welfare through high-quality services, such as vaccine and pet identification clinics, humane education and transport programs.

Best Friends Resource Center
Located within the Humane Society for Animals
407 E. Nursery Road
Rogers, Arkansas 72758
bestfriends.org/nwa
479-310-8569


Best Friends in Houston works collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and passionate individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in Houston and the surrounding areas. In April 2018, Best Friends launched the Coalition to Save Houston’s Pets, which consists of more than 25 area animal welfare organizations working to save the lives of homeless dogs and cats by making Houston a no-kill city. Best Friends in Houston also operates a community cat program and transports animals to other areas of the country, as well as offering foster and adoption programs.

Best Friends in Houston
bestfriends.org/houston