Sophie, a dilute calico cat, sitting over a woman's shoulder

Help for a declawed cat

February 11, 2019

Senior cat Sophie was in a lot of pain from a botched declaw surgery until Best Friends found her the care (and the home) she needed to feel better again.

Caregiver Rosalie walking Kit the potbellied pig

19 fun facts about potbellied pigs

February 5, 2019

2019 is the year of the pig in the Chinese zodiac, and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is ringing it in with some fun facts about our piggy pals.

Gypsy the dog with mouth open and tongue hanging out

Dog soul mate

January 17, 2019

Cea Randolph had so much in common with Gypsy, a dog at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Atlanta, that she knew she was the one for her.

Alfonso, Abraham and Cisco the cats lying and sitting next to one another

Helping kittens with FeLV beat the odds

December 11, 2018

Abraham and Alfonso probably wouldn’t have survived on the streets, but at the Sanctuary these young cats with feline leukemia are celebrating milestones.

Ashley Tzioumis outside on a walk with Holloy Dolores the dog

Foster a dog, save a life

December 4, 2018

Meet Ashley Tzioumis, a volunteer who opened her foster home to a dog who found life in a kennel more than she could handle.

Family sitting on a bench with the Sybil, the German shepherd they're adopting

Less shopping, more adopting

November 29, 2018

Best Friends gets into the holiday spirit with Black Friday adoption promotions that help cats and dogs go home for the holidays.

Heidi Losleben holding one of the 800 Texas puppies

Saving puppies in Texas

November 26, 2018

Best Friends is saving 800 puppies in partnership with a Texas shelter. Follow along as 58 of them get a ride to safety, love and new homes.

Ella the Chihuahua sitting on a cushion next to Roo the dog

Tiny Chihuahua gets big help

November 19, 2018

Ella was born missing two of her feet, and she ended up in a shelter when she was just days old, but today she’s in the best home possible.

Two kittens rubbing up against each other on top of a bed

Top 10 reasons to foster a pet

November 8, 2018

Pet fostering for your local rescue or shelter makes a huge difference in the life of a homeless dog or cat, and it helps open more space for another pet in need.

Tortie the overweight dilute tortoiseshell cat

Helping a cat lose weight and find a home

November 5, 2018

When an overweight cat named Tortie came to the Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in L.A., the staff helped her slim down and get a perfect new home.

Ufro the gray cat, lying on a red blanket decorated with black paw prints

Helping a cat with pica

October 29, 2018

Ufro tries to eat litter, toys, paper and anything else he can get his paws on, but at Best Friends he’s getting special care that keeps him healthy, happy and safe.

Volunteer Michael Moran holding two of his foster kittens in a gloved hand

LAPD officer by day, kitten foster by night

October 16, 2018

Meet Michael Moran, a Los Angeles Police Department reserve officer/detective and foster dad who steps up in a big way to help newborn kittens, including kittens with ringworm.

Moose the gray and white pit-bull-type dog looking at a training sign

Teaching a dog to read

October 11, 2018

Moose is so smart that he not only mastered the agility course, but he also learned to read.

Raven who had been rehabilitated at Wild Friends at Best Friends

Rescuing a wild baby raven

October 11, 2018

A baby raven’s world is turned upside down, but then he got help and met a new best friend at the Sanctuary.

A happy Vladimir the dog lying in green grass

A dog’s long and happy journey home

September 19, 2018

How Vladimir, a once stony-faced dog from Los Angeles, bonded with a volunteer and traveled across the country to become a part of her family

Jen and other volunteers out on a hike with Chinook the dog

My story: Jen Reeder

September 6, 2018

Freelance journalist and president of the Dog Writers Association of America talks about why she loves volunteering at Best Friends.

Chinook the dog going on an outing with Ashley and Maddy

My story: Ashley Elvidge

September 6, 2018

Family volunteer vacation to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the perfect trip for teen who loves animals.

Volunteer Daniel Pruitt in Atlanta leaning down to pet a brown and tan dog

Volunteer Spotlight: Daniel Pruitt

September 5, 2018

Meet a volunteer and former general contractor who turned a heartbreaking visit to a large municipal animal shelter into determination to save pets’ lives in his community.