The face of Arizona, a black and white cat

Adopting a diva cat

May 7, 2019

Arizona wasn’t having much luck getting adopted in Atlanta, so she came to New York City where she soon found a home.

Person holding a tortoiseshell kitten

8 reasons to foster kittens

April 24, 2019

Kitten season: Save lives by opening your home to some of the cutest, youngest shelter pets who need your help.

Amanda Seyfried holding a puppy at the Best Friends New York gala

Star power for pets

April 12, 2019

Celebrities come together to support animals at Best Friends Benefit to Save Them All in NYC.

Calico kitten looking at the camera, surrounded by littermates with cat kennels and a person wearing a Best Friends sweatshirt

Scenes from a kitten nursery

April 4, 2019

Photos from the Best Friends in Los Angeles kitten nursery through the lens of volunteer photographer Todd Roisman

Bella the brown and white pit bull terrier dog with cropped ears sitting in front of an 18-wheeler truck

Dog copilot

April 4, 2019

Bella the dog is having the time of her life after a truck driver adopted her from Best Friends in Atlanta.

J. Edgar Hoover the big black and white dog in a living room with a smiling woman and small dog in the background

Big love for a big shelter dog

April 3, 2019

So many people came together to save Brodie and help him go from at risk in a Houston shelter to much loved by foster families 1,500 miles apart.

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.