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Saving lives in Los Angeles

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 and leads the NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) initiative.

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11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week
1845 Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025 

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 in 2025.

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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.

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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Best Friends Super Adoption
Meeet hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats of all sizes, types, and ages from more than 20 Los Angeles-area animal rescue groups and shelters.

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.

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

Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in West L.A.  
1845 Pontius Avenue  
Los Angeles, CA 90025  
No-Kill Los Angeles

11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week

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