Much more than the final resting places for Sanctuary animals and cherished companions of Best Friends members and staff, Angels Rest and Angels Overlook celebrate the everlasting bond that all of us share with animals.

Angels Rest is one of the most peaceful and serene places that anyone can experience. Surrounded by the beauty of Angel Canyon, the musical sounds of wind chimes ring with the slightest breeze. Each memorial marker pays tribute to the love we hold for our dogs, cats and other pets. A visit to Angels Rest stirs emotions and kindles memories.

Angels Overlook, a special place for Sanctuary animals, beloved pets of Best Friends staff and supporters like you, is just up the hill from Angels Rest and is just as peaceful, but with a more natural aesthetic.

A walk inside Angels Rest

To give you a sense of what a special place Angels Rest is, we hope you’ll join us on this video tour of Angels Rest, given last year by a very special host, the late Best Friends co-founder Faith Maloney.

Angels Rest Sanctuary landscape weathervane
Visiting Angels Rest and Angels Overlook
You are welcome to explore the peace and serenity of these special places while visiting the Sanctuary. Walk the grounds or you can take a guided tour.

Monthly animal blessings

A monthly blessing is held at Angels Rest to honor beloved Sanctuary animals as well as staff and member pets who have recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

You can view past Blessings here.

Wind chimes and other symbolic memorials

Angels Rest is a place of profound beauty and serenity. Even on still days, you can hear the sound of the many wind chimes representing those who have so deeply touched our lives. To place wind chimes at Angels Rest in honor of a pet or person, or to have wind chimes shipped to your home, visit our memorials page

You can also explore other memorial options to remember your pet or an animal loving person in your life, including memorial gifts, memorial cards and more.