Best Friends Animal Society
Saving lives in Los Angeles
You can make a difference in the lives of animals in your community.
Last year, hundreds of thousands of loving dogs and cats were killed in shelters like the ones here in Los Angeles just because they didn’t have a safe place to call home.

Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to saving the lives of cats and dogs in Los Angeles shelters.  

As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Mission Hills and leads the NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) initiative

You can be part of that work too when you adopt, foster, volunteer or advocate. We can provide training and behavior guidance should you ever need it, or help you find local spay/neuter services. Working together, we'll make California and the entire country no-kill by 2025.

Los Angeles

Adopt to help save lives

When you adopt a dog or cat who’s been patiently waiting for a place to call home, you’re not only saving a life.

You’re making space in the shelter for other homeless pets in Los Angeles and giving them a chance to grow, thrive and find families of their very own. You might not feel like a hero, but to one animal, you’re the entire world.

Cats, kittens, and dogs are available on-site every day, ready to meet you! Many of our animals are in foster homes, so please call ahead if you’re interested in meeting a particular cat or dog.

Find out more about pet adoption through Best Friends in Los Angeles.

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Volunteer and help save pets’ lives

This lifesaving work is made possible by passionate, caring people like you who volunteer to help the animals here in Los Angeles.

Whether you volunteer locally or at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (located in Kanab, Utah), whether you help to transport pets across the country or help animals from your home via one of our national opportunities, you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of homeless pets.

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Events: make a difference for pets

Have fun and connect with fellow animal lovers through a variety of local and national events, big and small.

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Adopt a buddy for free, just in time for the holidays!
Embrace Pet Insurance is covering all adoption fees at Best Friends in Los Angeles
Giving Thanks with Giveaways
Giving Thanks with Giveaways
Visit our Mission Hills center all weekend long for fee waived adoptions and free pet supplies.
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National Adoption Weekend
Bring home holiday happiness by adopting a dog or cat from one of the hundreds of participating Best Friends Network Partners around the country.

Give to save lives

Your contribution supports our lifesaving work and helps shelters nationwide achieve no-kill.

You’ll be helping to save the lives of homeless pets here in Los Angeles and around the country when you make a gift to the animals.

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Recent tales from Los Angeles

Looking for a little inspiration? Check out these pets and their stories of hope, love and resilience.

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Shop to save lives
When you shop at the Best Friends store, the proceeds go right to work providing lifesaving care and companionship to animals in Los Angeles, at the Sanctuary and around the country.

Contact us

*Special holiday hours: open by appointment only on November 24, December 24-25, December 31, and January 1. To make an appointment to adopt on one of these days, please call or email:

Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Mission Hills  
15321 Brand Blvd. 
Mission Hills, CA 91345  
818-643-3989  

Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in West L.A.  
1845 Pontius Avenue  
Los Angeles, CA 90025  
424-208-8840  

bestfriendsla@bestfriends.org 
No-Kill Los Angeles

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