Woman holding a Best Friends branded cardboard virtual reality (VR) viewer

Take a virtual reality tour of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

We realize not everyone is able to experience the wonder and magic of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in person, so we created the next best thing: a virtual reality (VR) tour.

Enjoy a VR tour with Best Friends co-founders

Thanks to cutting-edge technology, you can enjoy the Sanctuary in the most immersive way possible using a VR headset. Join Best Friends co-founders Francis Battista and Cyrus Mejia for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Sanctuary. From the dusty corrals of Horse Haven, to puppy play dates, to the peaceful wind chimes of Angels Rest, it's the next best thing to being there.

Ways to experience VR:

  • With an immersive headset: For the best viewing experience, watch on an Oculus or HTC Vive headset by searching for "Best Friends Animal Society" in the SamsungVR app.
  • With a cardboard headset: A cardboard headset is a simple and affordable way to view VR. Just go to on the YouTube app to open the Sanctuary tour, affix your smartphone to the cardboard headset, and start watching.
  • Mobile 360-degree viewing: You can watch the video on your smartphone, using the YouTube app for a 360-degree view. Open the video on, and move your smartphone around to experience all 360 degrees. Although the video is best viewed in VR, you can watch the tour without a headset.

In addition to the Sanctuary tour, you can find more Best Friends VR experiences on our YouTube channel.