Find a Best Friends Partner

Best Friends partners are comprised 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 partners needs caring people like you to adopt, foster, donate, volunteer and advocate to help save the lives of pets where you live.

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Portland, OR

The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives and alleviates suffering by providing free veterinary care to the pets of people who are homeless or living in extreme poverty.

Grayslake, IL

Spay and Stay works with compassionate individuals and local governments to humanely control the growth of the feral cat population in Lake County IL using trap-neuter-return (TNR).We coordinate with rescue groups to find homes for adoptable kittens and friendly adult cats.

Wantagh, NY

Through its many programs, Last Hope is attempting to reduce the tremendous cat and dog overpopulation problem on Long Island, encourage responsible and affordable pet ownership, and transform the public image of the typical pound animal.

Elizabeth City, NC

The SPCA of NENC is an open admission shelter serving the City of Elizabeth City, and Pasquotank and Camden Counties. We conduct offsite Adopt-A-Thons and network with rescue groups. We work toward reducing pet overpopulation through spay/neuter education, in addition to working with area partners to provide these services. We have an active volunteer program and maintain a social media presence.

Milford, IA

The Humane Society of Northwest Iowa is a full service no-kill animal shelter serving Northwest Iowa for over 25 years. Our intention is to help find loving homes for our animals. We provide services such as adoptions, surrenders, micro-chipping, pet actives/therapy, humane education, shelter tours, behavior counseling, cremation and bereavement support.

San Bernardino, CA

San Bernardino Animal Services is a municipal shelter and animal control dedicated to increasing animal adoption, promoting, enforcing and motivating responsible pet ownership, the humane sheltering and care of stray and unwanted animals entering the shelter and educating people to become better pet owners, making our community a better place for both citizens and animals.

Davis, CA

NorCal Boxer Rescue is a volunteer-run, foster-based rescue providing temporary sanctuary to boxers in need in northern TX and CA, and western NV. We rescue boxers from shelters and from owners who are no longer able to care for them. NCBR provides each dog a veterinary exam, spay/neuter, heartworm and fecal testing, vaccines, microchip, treatment for the problems our vets find in their examination, and a screened forever home.

Jacksonville, FL

In our shelter, we have dogs of all breeds, shapes, sizes and colors. We try to make the best possible match between dog and owner in the adoption process, ensuring both dog and owner can look forward to a happy future in a loving home. Here at Kamp Kritter, we think seriously about how we can best improve the life of each dog while we have him or her here with us.

Burlington, NC

Burlington Animal Services is a department of the City of Burlington responsible for enforcement of laws pertaining to animal issues in the City of Burlington as well as providing public animal sheltering and pet adoption services for all of Alamance County. Additionally, Burlington Animal Services administers the Spay & Neuter Clinic of Alamance County.

Tulsa, OK

Animal Aid of Tulsa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving sick, injured, and abused stray dogs and cats in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We help pets find loving homes, and encourage respect and awareness for the rights of companion animals.

Lemoore, CA

Our mission is charitable, exclusively for the welfare of animals. Providing increased education to animal owners, including but not limited to dogs and cats. The purpose is to provide shelter, care, and re-homing of rescued, abused, abandoned, surrendered and homeless dogs and cats in the San Joaquin Valley, CA.

Springfield, VA

Caring Hearts Rescue is a non-profit all-volunteer organization dedicated to finding forever homes for homeless, abandoned, and surrendered dogs, including those deemed to be hard-to-adopt or unadoptable due to age, health, disability, or temperament. We work closely with local veterinarians to address the physical and dental health needs of our dogs so they are as healthy as possible before adoption.

Oak Hills, CA

We are a coalition of people from many different backgrounds. We want to change the idea which exists - saving a few animals and euthanizing the rest - we want to save them all! Our mission is to bring the NO KILL EQUATION to San Bernardino County one shelter at a time. The NO KILL EQUATION is a simple formula of 11-common-sense steps that have proven to bring our shelters into the 21st century.

Minot, ND

The Souris Valley Animal Shelter strives to improve the quality of life for pets and people in the Ward County and the entire North West region of North Dakota. The Animal Shelter reunites lost pets with their owners, cares for, loves, and finds homes for stray, surrendered and abandoned animals, controls the pet population with mandatory spay/neuter requirements for pets that are adopted from our facility and by offering financial assistance when needed. Additionally, we microchip animals for identification purposes, provide burial/cremation services, and promote responsible pet ownership, but our fundamental goal is to place all of our dogs and cats in humane environments full of love!

San Diego, CA

The Rescued Dog is a non-profit 501(c)3, all-breed dog rescue in San Diego, CA. We consist of a network of fosters and volunteers dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs in need throughout California and Mexico. We are committed to placing dogs in loving, forever homes and educating adopters on the responsibilities of dog ownership. The Rescued Dog strives to work with local area shelters and other rescue groups to create a better world for homeless pets.

Darien, GA

HART was founded in 1994 with the mission to create a humane and effective solution for the stray and abandoned companion animals of McIntosh County, Georgia. We are dedicated to community spay/neuter assistance, humane education toward responsible pet guardianship and placing unwanted dogs and cats in loving homes.

Verona, MO

C.A.R.E.'s mission is to rescue as many adoptable animals from "death row" as we can properly care for. To provide medical treatment to sick or injured stray animals. To combine aggressive spay/neuter programs with high volume adoption programs while providing quality lifetime care for unadopted pets. To network with and provide rescue service to other shelters, ultimately reducing the kill rate in Southwest Missouri.

Dauphin Island, AL

The primary purpose of the association is to provide the community service by: improving sanitation by controlling over population of cats in the area with TNR sharing information; educate and encourage newcomers to join and participate in the association; provide social activities for the members; further enjoyment of the subject matter. The activities of the association shall be held and maintained in the spirit of these purposes. Prevent cruelty of animals.

Northridge, CA

Founded by Danny and Debbie Trejo, K9 Compassion works to make a difference in the lives of animals by educating young people about the importance of spay/neuter and by fundraising for other lifesaving programs.

Sarasota, FL

To provide shelter for homeless cats until good homes are found for them and to reduce the need to shelter homeless cats by educating and supporting the public in matters of feline care and behavior.

Venice, FL

The mission is Venice Cat Coalition is to save lives and reduce euthanasia rates of cats and kittens in Sarasota County, Florida by providing trap, neuter and release (TNR) services to the area, and to educate the public on the importance of spay/neuter.