Batman the potbellied pig lying down on a blanket

Pampering for a superhero pig

March 20, 2019

Batman the pig arrived at the Sanctuary with overgrown hooves and tusks, but now he’s happy, healthy and completely pampered.

Siamese mix kitten with a mylar toy ball in front of him, with a brown tabby kitten to the side

Sparking joy, saving kittens

March 19, 2019

See how Best Friends in Atlanta is getting ready for kitten season with a little help from the center’s own Meowie Kondo

Cat World caregiver Levi Myers nose-to-nose with Surya, a cream and white cat

Working full time with cats

March 6, 2019

Levi Myers talks about why he loves the challenges, unpredictability and rewards that come with being a cat caregiver at Best Friends.

Xenia, the Siamese kitten in a wooden box bed

Adopting a kitten with FeLV

March 5, 2019

Xenia, a kitten with feline leukemia, arrived at the kitten nursery with life-threatening injuries, but now she’s happy in a home of her own.

Volunteer Denny Erardi walking Harvey the dog

A dozen visits to Dogtown

March 5, 2019

Denny Erardi, who volunteers at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary every year, explains why every trip out from her San Francisco home is worth it.

Family with both Thelma and Louise the dogs

Friendship is love for these senior dogs

February 20, 2019

Thelma and Louise ended up at a Los Angeles shelter with terrible flea dermatitis, but these senior dogs never stopped being best friends, even in their new homes.

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.