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How can you be part of the virtual Best Friends National Conference this June?

Consider joining our life-changing line-up as a speaker.
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No-kill 2025 halftime report

We’re at the midpoint from the time I announced the goal of taking the country to no-kill by 2025, so let’s look at what we’ve accomplished.
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One more reason to celebrate 2020

I didn’t have to dig too deep to find things to celebrate in 2020, and I'm not surprised that rescue pets were a top pick from the New York Times!
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The loss of an unsung hero

Like many animal welfare volunteers, Valerie Louie was a behind-the-scenes lifesaving superstar, until her death from COVID-19.
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The no-kill halftime report: part two

We’re at the midpoint from the time I announced the goal of taking the country to no-kill by 2025, so let’s look at what we’ve accomplished.
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Lifesaving legislative wins are good reason to celebrate 2020

From community cats to pit-bull-type dogs, our legislative team hit many home runs with help from pet lovers like you.
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No-kill 2025 halftime report

We’re at the midpoint from the time I announced the goal of taking the country to no-kill by 2025, and it’s time to look at what we’ve accomplished.
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Landmark vote is a huge win for cats in the city of Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Council paves the way for first-ever L.A. city trap-neuter-return program.
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No more breed bans for service dogs aboard U.S. airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation rules against restrictions.
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Let’s celebrate the mutt every day!

If you’re in the market for a new best friend, keep an eye out for an endearing mixed breed.
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RIP Tony Hsieh, a visionary with a huge heart

Prioritizing happiness is just one of the lessons I learned from Tony Hsieh.
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Being grateful for all things Zoom — both meetings and ‘zoomies’

It’s important to show gratitude even when it’s not easy.
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Best Friends’ first report on the state of U.S. animal sheltering

Best Friends has issued a report on the most comprehensive animal sheltering data ever assembled
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Advocating for pets in your local area

Knowing how decisions are made and who to reach out to for support of funding is an important step in attaining no-kill in your area.
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Losing your home shouldn’t have to mean losing your pets, too

COVID-19 has the potential to create overcrowding in our animal shelters.
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The next four years

2025 is right around the corner, and we still have a lot of work ahead of us.
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Dogs win in Denver on election day

Voters strike down the 30-year pit bull ban
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Three simple ways to celebrate National Cat Day

National Cat Day is today, and there’s more to celebrating than throwing a party
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Why you should consider adding a new old friend to your family

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, so we’re celebrating all the reasons they make such great additions to the family.
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Strut Your Mutt rolls with the changes, continues to inspire

From its humble beginnings in Salt Lake City to going all virtual, Strut Your Mutt has adapted to help homeless pets across the country for 25 years.