When Alex met Princess, she knew that was the dog for her.
Leroy Jenkins may need a special diet and daily medication to manage his kidney disease, but to his adopter he’s pretty much perfect
Sequin was abandoned, arthritic and has cancer, but today she has a home filled with love.
Keoni could never replace the Bordens’ former family cat, but they’re loving him for who he is.
When Yara and Zo had to undergo leg amputations due to complications at birth, a whole team came together to save them.
Zarra wasn’t very friendly with people until she needed help, but now, she loves everyone she meets.
Jango is a boisterous dog with a lot of energy, but a structured daily routine helps him feel calmer and more relaxed.
Best Friends Super Adoption in New York drew crowds and saved lives.
Former shelter dog helps firefighters cope with stress and grief.
Griff has kidney and liver problems, heart disease, degenerative disc disease and a history of seizures, but that didn’t stop him from getting adopted.
Animal shelters get a ‘paw up’ with programs to save more stray and feral cats
Dillon McGhee never got to see the Sanctuary but helping animals and supporting Best Friends has become her legacy.
Odette felt lousy for most of her first year of life, but Best Friends vets figured out what was making her sick, and now she’s feeling great.
Best Friends National Conference inspires a group of advocates to make Clermont County, Ohio, no-kill.
At first glance, Amberly may seem indifferent, but inviting the tabby cat to play makes her personality shine.
Hundreds of pets were adopted at the two-day event.
The spring forecast calls for torrents of adorable kittens with intermittent periods of awe, panic, heroics and inspiration.
Marty and Brenda Winnick couldn’t wait to show their family members the place they love.
Cat and kitten photos from trap-neuter-return project in Utah
Here’s why we care so much about numbers ― and why you should, too.
German shepherd surrendered to an L.A. city shelter forms a special bond with an adopter who’s had a tough journey of her own.
Small dogs that don’t bark? Kristi didn’t believe it — until she took Pablo on a sleepover.
Peter Wolf, research and policy analyst at Best Friends, explains why TNR programs for free-roaming felines are vital in saving animals in shelters.
Pyro and Raoul’s kitty friendship continued when they were adopted by a New York couple.
Salt Lake City adoption event saves hundreds of pets.
Homeless cats thrive with individualized accommodations and specialized care at this one-of-a-kind feline refuge.
Pigs live happily in groups, eat nutritious diets, and receive quality medical care and enrichment at a piggy paradise tailored just for them.
Couple visits the Sanctuary after fostering 100 kittens for Best Friends.
Baby animal photos just in time for Mother’s Day
Best Friends has a state and federally licensed wildlife rehab program and an education program for the animals who cannot be released. Learn about wild animal rehabilitation.
Homeless dogs flourish with specialized medical care, training, socialization and enrichment at an area of the Sanctuary dedicated just to them.
Lisa McManus puts in the time (and the miles) to help homeless pets in Atlanta.
The Adventures Buddy program gives dogs in Los Angeles a breath of fresh air and helps them find homes.
Rachel Long, director of the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society, brought the mindset of saving lives to her hometown.
Volunteering at Best Friends is ‘therapy for the soul’
A 20-year-old cat finds her perfect new home at an assisted living facility.
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.
Not even a hurricane could curb Mulligan’s enthusiasm for life.
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.
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.
14 dogs who went from Houston to Best Friends in New York after the natural disaster are all in new happy homes.
After treatment for dental disease, stomach problems and pancreatitis, Gilbert’s future is bright.
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