Find out more about pet adoption through Best Friends in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for help in Los Angeles?
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.
Give to save lives
Your contribution supports our lifesaving work and helps shelters nationwide achieve no-kill.
Recent tales from Los Angeles
Looking for a little inspiration? Check out these pets and their stories of hope, love and resilience.
*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
Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in West L.A.
1845 Pontius Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025