Image
Angel Canyon landscape of red cliffs with a road running through it

Best Friends receives Utah Top Workplaces award and leadership award

Best Friends receives Utah Top Workplaces and CEO leadership awards from the Salt Lake Tribune.
Image
Blog-SmartDogsAnubis3853sak.jpg

How cryptocurrency is helping to save animals

Best Friends is now accepting donations in cryptocurrency.
Image
blog-SanctuaryKittenTransport2142sak.jpg

Preventing crisis in our nation’s shelters

We need a Katrina-level outpouring of support from the public to bring an end to the crisis happening in our nation’s shelters.
Image
BlogPhoto.jpg

Insights from Mother Earth: My conversation with Jane Goodall

At the Best Friends National Conference, Dr. Jane Goodall talked with me about leading with hope.
Image
hankbg-Hank-blog.jpg

The public is the solution

One individual can make a difference for homeless pets through the power of creativity and community.
Image
Blog-video-2.jpg

Extraordinary progress in lifesaving

At the Best Friends National Conference, we announced some of the most significant lifesaving numbers to date — showing great progress on the road to achieving…
Image
Blog-NWA-untitled-(161-of-258).jpg

A new type of animal sheltering

The new Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Northwest Arkansas is designed entirely around integrated services for both the community and the animals within it…
Image
Blog-JulieCastleLA3239_LF.jpg

What a wild ride so far

My first three years as CEO of Best Friends
Image
blog-brendabarnette2597.jpg

Brenda Barnette to retire as general manager of Los Angeles Animal Services

She was the right leader at the right time to help transform L.A. into NKLA.
Image
Blog-PalmValleyCCPRelease7764sak.jpg

In 2020, lifesaving went to the cats

One of the keys to saving more cats is to look at the definition of “home” from their perspective.
Image
blog-HeatherCaptainMayhem6903MW.jpg

Large-scale lifesaving

Big cities across America are approaching or surpassing the no-kill benchmark, getting us closer to the 2025 goal.
Image
Blog-HurricaneHarvey6429MW.jpg

Best Friends programming drives lifesaving success

By targeting the shelters most in need, great strides toward no-kill have been made all over the country.
Image
blog-211368-NKLASocial-1200x1000-dp4-(1).jpg

Los Angeles has become no-kill

L.A. raised the dog and cat save rate from 57.7% in 2011 to more than 90% in 2021!
Image
blog-BroganGatewayArt2501sak.jpg

Best Friends recognized as innovators

Best Friends is among the top 10 of Fast Company’s 'World’s Most Innovative Companies.'
Image
blog-texas_transport_nyc_6314_rs.jpg

There is no such thing as a local emergency

When the storms hit the Houston area last week, the animal welfare movement jumped into action. When a municipality has this kind of emergency, it becomes…
Image
blog-153175120_10119872866098914_8177771303580248317_n.jpg

Best Friends working with shelters in Texas impacted by crisis

Best Friends supporting dozens of shelters with transports and needed supplies
Image
blog-lawrencejax6102sak.jpg

Our progress on making diversity more of a priority

Last summer, we got a wake-up call along with the rest of the country on diversity issues that need to be addressed. We’ve been working on this for a few…
Image
Blog-UnnamedHoustonDog4588sak.jpg

Some good news from 2020

Best Friends and our shelter partners saved a lot of lives last year — during a pandemic, no less!
Image
Blog-GregoryCastleShadow4716.jpg

Welcome to the First Dogs!

Champ and Major moved into the White House last weekend. Our dogs have a very similar original story.
Image
Blog-palmvalleypawsdogs7480sak.jpg

A shelter that could, does

Taking a lesson from a large shelter in a small corner of Texas