District of Columbia
Help save homeless pets in DC
Shelters near you need help to save more lives. In 2022, 489 dogs and cats were killed in animal shelters across the District of Columbia, but together with your help, we’re changing that.
Best Friends is working with animal welfare organizations and stakeholders statewide to save every pet who can be saved and reach no-kill through the District of Columbia by 2025. Your local shelter is counting on your help. Now is the time to get involved and make a lifesaving difference.
Join your District of Columbia grassroots action team
Help create big change for the pets and people in your community. Connect with a local team of advocates today.
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Find a Best Friends Network partner near you
The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups, all working to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities like yours across the country.
Each and every one of our network partners needs caring people like you to adopt, foster, donate, volunteer and advocate to help save the lives of pets where you live.