Behind the scenes at Best Friends photo shoots
Best Friends’ shelter outreach program empowers shelters to save more pets.
When Archie, a scared cat from Happy Homes Animal Rescue, met Gus it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
For the first time in a decade, city of Detroit offers shelter dogs for adoption.
Tessa didn’t want anything to do with people until she finally discovered how nice it is to be loved and cared for.
Some cats love curling up in bed with people, but these cats prefer hay bales.
Thank you to volunteers who give the gift of their time to save animals from coast to coast.
The “parks and rec dogs,” found abandoned on the city streets, are learning how to trust — thanks to hand target training.
Zorro may not live for as long as other kitties, but he’s getting a lifetime’s worth of love at the Sanctuary.
Just like the quirky beet farmer from The Office, Dwight Schrute (the cat) is everyone’s favorite character.
These two horses couldn’t be more different, but after training at Best Friends, they found the perfect home — together.
After surviving Hurricane Harvey, Micky now lives the good life with his family at The James NoMad in New York City.
A Best Friends volunteer shares her amazing adventures with adoptable dogs.
These cats might not want to live in a house, but they still need homes and they’re getting them, thanks to a successful partnership.
Not even a hurricane could curb Mulligan’s enthusiasm for life.
Thanks to a team of people dedicated to helping him, Phinny was adopted into his perfect home.
Does knowing a dog’s breed really matter, or does it just fulfill our human desire to label?
Now that his environment is “just right,” epilepsy no longer rules Boris’ life.
A look back at our favorite adoptions as the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in NYC celebrates one year
Wyatt used to be afraid of everything (especially cars), but now he’s cruising through Dogtown and ready for new adventures.
Pepsi was feeling low when he ended up in an Atlanta shelter, but today he’s living a great life in a new home.
This sweet senior dog loves puppies and helps them learn through play.
Susan and David Trussell, friends to free-roaming cats in so many ways, have helped hundreds of them over the years.
After treatment for dental disease, stomach problems and pancreatitis, Gilbert’s future is bright.
14 dogs who went from Houston to Best Friends in New York after the natural disaster are all in new happy homes.
Horse Haven trainers explain how they help set horses up for success in new homes.
Spay/neuter (and lots of it) is making a huge impact on animals across the region.
Dog used to kiss her brother for comfort, but now it's for joy.
LifeLine Animal Project and Best Friends work together to save Hubba Bubba, an FIV cat with a tumor that needed removing.
Their work is behind the scenes, but these volunteers with developmental disabilities are pitching in to Save Them All.
Kansas City, Missouri; Duluth, Minnesota; and Lynchburg, Virginia, achieve 90 percent plus save rate for shelter dogs and cats.
Ledger was lost and alone, but now a friend helps him overcome his fears and explore the world.
What to do when offered a prime location for pet adoptions at The Gateway in Salt Lake City? Make it a monthly event.
Rogue, a kitten with urinary incontinence, gets extra help from Best Friends.
Here’s how you can help dogs all year long.
Dog with three legs receives support from kindred spirit thousands of miles away.
Volunteering for a better tomorrow and a no-kill society by 2025
After surgery for microphthalmia, Melvin the cat got the care and the family he needed.
Husband and wife team are making a big difference in the lives of Atlanta’s homeless animals.
Digby's family gave him not only a home, but the best possible gift.
Sid was so malnourished that he seemed older than his 28 years, but after careful refeeding, he’s wonderfully spunky again.
A difficult past and a medical diagnosis of mast cell tumors couldn’t stop Paisley from finding true love.
Humane Society of Charlotte, a Best Friends Network partner, puts dog on the road to her new home with help from Lagunitas Brewing Company.
Animal Behavior College students work with dogs at the Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in Los Angeles.
Thomas the cat came to the Sanctuary after Hurricane Harvey for help with a terrible wound, and now he’s happy and healthy.
Want to save a bunny? February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month and the perfect time to rescue a rabbit.
Dog found alone, skinny and completely hairless finds a safe haven.
Making friends with this cautious dog takes time, but the love he gives in return is worth the effort.
The Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Salt Lake City provides spay/neuter, outdoor cat shelters, food and more for community cats
Oscar lived outdoors on his own for years, but now he’s soaking up love at Best Friends.
Volunteers write love letters to shelter's long timers, and they're making us swoon.
How a once homeless cat found love and a job at a NYC flower shop
Wilbur was abandoned in a bar as a piglet and then lost a loving home, but now he’s living his best life at the Sanctuary.
Couple shares the love while volunteering at the Sanctuary.
Kunzite had parvo as a puppy, but a decade later she’s still going strong and living the best life.
Tinder leads to happily-ever-after for a shelter dog looking for love.
Meet businesses made up of animal lovers committed to Save Them All.
Dog skin cancer is no match for Skully’s happiness, and some adorable headgear is part of his treatment.
Mary wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way of returning to Best Friends with her daughter.
Senior Chihuahua is living the good life as a salon mascot in New York City.
Ruth Temple is one of the first smiling faces visitors see when they visit the NKLA Pet Adoption Center.
Two rescued dogs stole the show at Sundance, promoting dog adoption and the film White Fang.
Two injured birds find the help they need to take to the skies again.
How four cars, provided by MINI USA, are helping our four-legged friends
As her adopter’s memory fades, a senior cat is giving her love and hope.
Toulouse the cat got himself in trouble with his behavior, but today he’s more gentleman than troublemaker.
Moose learns a whole new way of life, thanks to lots of patience and an agility course.
Kitten who can’t see shows that you don’t need your eyes to find joy.
Nation's top animal welfare organizations launch Innovation Showdown seeking lifesaving ideas for a chance at up to $350,000 investment.
Best Friends collaborates with Los Angeles Animal Services to help save dogs and cats who arrive at the shelter in distress.
Ziggy the dog gets a massage — and a family
A second chance saves a scared cat’s life.
Two best friends come to Best Friends in Utah to volunteer with pets, and leave with something priceless.
After a cat declawing surgery gone wrong, Coraline is finally feeling good again.
Rusty gets expert care for his injured feet and finds new love at the Sanctuary.
There’s a home for every cat, even if sometimes they are a bit grumpy.
Connor was once a tiny homeless kitten, but today he’s helping his adopter heal.
Caregivers, adopters and others reflect on 10 years with these very special dogs.
Watching the dogs overcome their difficult past, one step at a time
So much love for Vicktory dogs Ellen and Lucas
A decade of caring for Vicktory dogs at the Sanctuary
Rescued dogs find safety at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
Memories of Oscar — the Vicktory dog, couch potato and Facebook influencer
Helping the Vicktory dogs get adopted, including shy Lance
For Meryl, Mya and Curly, it’s been a decade of hope, healing and unconditional love at the Sanctuary.
How Georgia the Vicktory dog brought joy to her adopted mom
It’s not much fun for a cat to spend over a year in vet clinics; here’s how Osbourne got out and got his life back.
A house fire in the Atlanta area revealed nearly 90 dogs in a house.
A white-fronted Amazon parrot lands in exactly the right place to get adopted.
How a little dog went from wandering alone on a Georgia road to a new home and Instagram popularity.
Cedar was alone and hurting, but after getting help from Best Friends she’s all purrs and cuddles.
It seemed that nobody wanted Elvis (the cat who loves kittens), but that all changed — just in time for the holidays.
How Texan Dianne Render gives to the animals and the people who care for them
Holiday pet pictures: Dogs in a sleigh, cats playing the day away and a feast for every feathered, wild and hooved friend
A look back at the most popular stories from a year of saving lives
Their photos say it all: These dogs had the worst year of their lives, but their holidays are merry and bright.
See Nina’s transformation from troubled to living the good life.
Best Friends’ hurricane pet rescue efforts give a mama dog and her 11 puppies a new life
Two-day event was a big success for homeless pets and participating organizations.
The miracle dog who couldn’t walk learns to run.