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.

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.

Woman wearing a protective gown and gloves smiling and holding a very young kitten

What is kitten season?

May 23, 2018

The spring forecast calls for torrents of adorable kittens with intermittent periods of awe, panic, heroics and inspiration.

Lucy and Ray Tocci with newly adopted Pyro and Raoul the cats on their laps

Senior cat besties

May 14, 2018

Pyro and Raoul’s kitty friendship continued when they were adopted by a New York couple.