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Quick response, teamwork save dogs in parvo outbreak
When a New York veterinarian reached out for help during an infectious disease outbreak, Best Friends’ national shelter medicine team was ready to assist.
Partnership controls the outbreak
14 pet adoption stories to make you believe in love
See how much unconditional love and companionship adoptable pets have to offer.
Feel the love
A puppy’s journey part 2: Puppy Bowl XX
Sonny joins the starting lineup on Team Ruff in Puppy Bowl XX.
He represents well
A puppy’s journey part 3: Home
How signing up to foster a puppy changed his new family’s lives — and Sonny’s too
10-year-old tiny terrier home at last
La Bamba went from all alone on the streets of New York City to part of a loving family.
He fit right in
Love for pets on display in Times Square
Interactive event in New York City raises awareness about homeless pets and the importance of no-kill.
Animal lovers delighted
Magical pet adoption stories to lift your spirits
A dog who smiles all the time. A puppy who landed a new home at a business conference. These pets are living the good life after being adopted from Best Friends.
Meet the happy families
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Faces of No-Kill: Shy senior cat gets a chance to shine
Space, patience, unconditional love, and a feline friend help 10-year-old Shane come out of his shell.
See how he's found his place
Young entrepreneur brings generosity to adoptable pets
After his lemonade stand was robbed, 8-year-old Julian Lin visited Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to meet CEO Julie Castle.
Read about his trip of a lifetime
Epic number of pet adoptions in New York City
A record 284 animals were adopted from the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York City in one month.
See their happy faces
Regal red tabby cat is king of his adopter’s heart
Reds was feeling blue due to an ear infection when he came to Best Friends, but now he’s basking in love in his new home.
Read about the next chapter in his life
New Yorker finds stress relief in volunteering with pets
Nursing student David Sprague fosters dogs, is a volunteer driver, and considers the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York City his happy place.
Read what inspires him
Cat conquers ringworm, finds confidence in foster home
Savannah was shy and had a bad skin condition — two issues that only strengthened a couple’s resolve to help her.
Read about her overcoming challenges
NYC volunteer is a feline matchmaker
Vicki Williams loves mentoring new volunteers and being a matchmaker for adopters and their feline friends.
Read what inspires her to volunteer
Cat teaches adopter that every day is a gift
Fluff Fluff has a serious heart condition, but that doesn’t stop her from playing, loving, and living life to the fullest.
How her story helped find her a home