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.

Samantha Rivera's reunion with Rose the dog

Reuniting with a lost dog

August 30, 2018

Months after getting lost in New York City, a dog named Rose is finally back where she belongs — with her family.

Tigger, a brown tabby with white cat

Help for a door-dashing cat

August 1, 2018

Tigger the cat was an expert at running out the door, but at the Sanctuary his caregivers are keeping him so happy he doesn’t make a run for it anymore.

Sterling “Trap King” Davis holding a large longhaired cat with Siamese markings

Rapper becomes TNR trapper

July 19, 2018

Sterling “Trap King” Davis isn’t just bringing cat trap-neuter-return to underserved parts of Atlanta. He’s getting new groups of people involved in animal rescue.

Ever, a white pit bull terrier type puppy with bowed legs gets adopted

Puppy with bowed legs adopted

July 9, 2018

Ever will likely need orthopedic surgery, but that’s OK, because her new family will be there for her every step of the way.

Keoni the tabby cat lying on a bed with a sign behind him

Bonding with a new cat

June 11, 2018

Keoni could never replace the Bordens’ former family cat, but they’re loving him for who he is.