The experience of a lifetime: visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the very heart of the organization and our lifesaving work around the country.

Each day is a bright new beginning as caregivers provide love, companionship and rehabilitation to pets simply looking for kindness and the chance for a life in a loving home. 

There truly is no place else on earth like the Sanctuary. We hope you’ll come experience the magic for yourself.

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During your visit

From the animal areas to the hiking trails to the café and gift store, there’s so much to see, do and experience at Best Friends. Free guided tours of the Sanctuary are offered daily.

During your visit, you’ll see healing and compassion in action. You can volunteer directly with the animals in one of our care centers, explore on your own, tour the grounds, and connect with like-minded people committed to making a difference, or simply find serenity in the magnificence of the red rock canyons.

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After your visit

Feeling like you want to see more, do more or just take a little piece of the Sanctuary home with you?

Find out about adopting or sponsoring an animal, sharing the story of your visit, becoming a Best Friends member and making a difference in your own community.

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See the sanctuary virtually

Can’t visit the Sanctuary?

Nothing compares to experiencing the magic and beauty of the sanctuary firsthand, but if you’re not able to visit in person, there are still plenty of ways to connect with the animals and get a sense of the incredible healing and caregiving that happens here.