While the Sanctuary remains the heart and soul of Best Friends, we now have lifesaving centers and programs in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Houston, Northwest Arkansas and other areas. In addition, through our national network of partners, lifesaving tactics are being implemented in shelters and rescue groups across the country.
As recently as 2016, nearly 1.5 million cats and dogs were killed in America just because shelters didn’t have the community support or the resources needed to save them. Best Friends is committed to changing that and to bringing the entire country to no-kill by 2025. Together, we can Save Them All.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Located five miles north of Kanab, Utah, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals in the country. It is a home-between-homes for up to 1,600 animals on any given day.
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
Best Friends in Atlanta
Best Friends in Atlanta is a completely foster-based program in our continuing efforts to best serve the metropolitan Atlanta area in its final push to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters, while strengthening the movement across the entire Southeast.
By appointment only
1692 Oak Street SE
Marietta, GA 30060
Best Friends in Houston
Best Friends in Houston works with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and passionate individuals to make Houston a no-kill city.
Part of our lifesaving work here includes organizing foster and adoption programs, and transports animals to areas of the country where they are more likely to be adopted.
By appointment only
901 Pinemont Drive
Houston, TX 77018
Best Friends in Los Angeles
Best Friends in Los Angeles brings together animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals to save the lives of homeless pets in the city.
We also host adoption and fundraising events, and provide help and services to the community through NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) and the NKLA Coalition.
Our Mission Hills location includes a kitten care center, a pet adoption center with more than 400 adoptable dogs and cats from L.A. city shelters, and a spay/neuter clinic.
15321 Brand Boulevard
Mission Hills, CA 91345
Best Friends in New York
Best Friends in New York works with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations, passionate advocates and volunteers to save the lives of pets in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area.
We host adoption and fundraising events, and also run a foster program in partnership with Animal Care Centers of NYC.
307 West Broadway
New York City, NY 10013
Best Friends in Northwest Arkansas
The lifesaving center provides a range of critically needed resources and services for the cats and dogs of Northwest Arkansas.
On-site cat and dog adoptions are offered here, along with a pet food and supplies pantry, trap-neuter-return resources and a meeting space for foster caregivers, volunteers and adopters.
The new Best Friends Pet Resource Center is scheduled to open in late 2022.
210 Prairie Lane
Bentonville, AR 72712
Best Friends in Utah
Best Friends in Utah brings together animal rescue groups, city shelters and dedicated individuals working to make Utah a no-kill state.
We host adoption and fundraising events, run the lifesaving center in Salt Lake City and lead the NKUT (No-Kill Utah) initiative.
2005 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Best Friends in Polk County, Florida
Best Friends and the animal services department of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office have come together to save vulnerable kittens through a shelter diversion and foster program. Through this new program, hundreds of kittens have been saved.
Best Friends Welcome Center
Best Friends Visitor Center
Best Friends Wellness Center
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