Working together to save more lives

At Best Friends, we've always firmly believed that collaboration with local pet shelters and animal rescue organizations, the people who know their community best, is key to ending the killing in America’s shelters. When we work together, we save more lives. Together, we will Save Them All.

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Help for animal shelters, rescue groups and others

The Best Friends Network is comprised of 501(c)(3) public charity rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and shelters actively saving lives and reducing shelter deaths locally. Being a part of the Network gives groups all across the country the chance to work together to Save Them All and provides help for animal shelters and rescue groups. Membership also comes with benefits like the chance to take part in national adoption promotions, as well as discounts and scholarships to educational conferences, and consultations with Best Friends staff. A few select organizations, which make a significant and measurable impact on shelter deaths in their communities, may also qualify for animal rescue grants. Examples of communities that really put Best Friends grants to work include San Antonio, Texas, and Jacksonville, Florida.

Network partners can also take part in fundraising events like our nationwide Strut Your Mutt. In 2017, nearly $2 million dollars was raised for our Network partners around the country. And they're using that money to end the killing and Save Them All!

Best Friends Network partner application

It's free to participate! If you are affiliated with a 501(c)(3) rescue organization or shelter, and are interested in applying to be a Network partner, you can learn more about the program by visiting our Best Friends Network partner site.

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