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NKLA Super Adoption, June 4-5 at the Autry in Griffith Park

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Best Friends NKLA Super Adoption, presented by BOBS from SKECHERS®

Thank you, Los Angeles! We're so excited to share that 679 dogs and cats (including a few bunnies) found homes as a result of our NKLA Super Adoption on June 4-5! Thanks to 52 rescue groups and shelters (including LA Animal Services), dedicated sponsors and supporters, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of attendees, this truly was a record-breaking weekend for LA's homeless pets. Working together, we can Save Them All! 

We did it, Los Angeles! In just 2 days, 679 homeless dogs and cats (and a few 5 bunnies) were adopted as a result of our event, making this a record-breaking weekend!

View fun photos from our record-breaking event here!

Did you adopt? Find your first family photo taken in Adoption Checkout here: 

When: June 4-5, 2016 • 11AM-6PM
Where: **NEW LOCATION!** Autry Museum of the American West | Griffith Park  (directions)

Adoptions start at just $10 and more than 1,000 adoptable dogs and cats will be featured from our NKLA Coalition partners, including LA Animal Services, all committed to making Los Angeles a no-kill city. 

Volunteers needed for Friday setup, Saturday and Sunday! Email with questions or more info. To sign up, visit and start by creating a volunteer profile. Please note the minimum age to volunteer Saturday and Sunday is 18 years old.

• Adoptions starting at $10.
• 1000+ cats, dogs, kittens and puppies ready to meet you! Check back soon for a list of participating shelters and rescue groups!
• All pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
• Adoption kits include pet food, leashes, collars, coupons and other pet goodies, while supplies last.
• Free admission and plenty of free parking.
• Family-friendly event with L.A.’s most popular food trucks.

Participating shelters and rescue groups:


Los Angeles Animal Services, serving the 6 LA city shelters; East Valley, Harbor, North Central, South LA, West LA, West Valley

Los Angeles County Animal Care Centers serving Agoura, Baldwin Park, Carson/Gardena, Castaic, Downey, Lancaster


Adopt Me Rescue | Angel City Pit Bulls | Animal Wellness Foundation | Beople's Buddies Animal Rescue | Best Friends L.A. | Border Collies In Need | Boston Buddies, Inc. | Delaney's Dog | Designer Dog Rescue | Dogs Without Borders | Downtown Dog Rescue | German Shepherd Rescue Orphan Dog Placement | Good Dog - Dog Talk inc | Henry's Hope Foundation | Homeless To Forever Foundation | k9 connection | Kitten Rescue | Labs and Friends | Love that Dog Hollywood | Mutt Hut Rescue | National Brittany Rescue & Adoption Network, Inc. | New Leash On Life | No Stray Left Behind  | Pet Orphans of Southern California | Pug Nation | Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue | The Animal Protectorates (TAPS) | Two Dog Farms, Inc. | Wags and Walks | Watts Project | Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles


Best Friends L.A. | Cats Cats Cats | Found Animals Adopt & Shop | Homeless To Forever Foundation | Kitt Crusaders | Kitten Rescue | Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats | Labs and Friends | Pet Orphans of Southern California | Stray Cat Alliance | The Animal Protectorates (TAPS) | The Cat Cove | The Peter Zippi Memorial Fund INC | The Spay and Neuter Project of LA | Zazzy Cats Kitty Rescue | Zoey's Place Rescue 

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What is Best Friends NKLA Super Adoption?

It’s a cooperative effort in which shelters and rescue groups come together in a free, fun, festival-like atmosphere to find homes for hundreds of animals. The participating shelters and rescue groups include members of the No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) Coalition, along with many other county shelters and other local animal welfare organizations. The event, usually held twice a year at the La Brea Tar Pits, is the continuation of programming that began in 1991 with the organization of innovative model programs that provide support for area shelters and rescue groups. In just 2 days during our Fall event last November, nearly 500 cats, dogs (and 3 bunnies) were adopted at our 6th NKLA Super Adoption. Plus, all of the shelter trucks went back empty with Best Friends, NKLA Coalition partners and rescue groups welcoming cats and dogs who did not get adopted into new homes over the weekend. 

What to expect 
Expect to have a lot of fun and to meet hundreds of adorable, adoptable animals. Each participating rescue group and shelter at the event has its own adoption application, interview process and adoption fee structure. Adoption fees help cover costs such as spay/neuter, vaccinations and other medical needs. Please note that all participating shelters and many of the participating rescue groups offer same-day adoptions, but some groups require home checks as part of the application process. Potential adopters should come prepared with a valid form of identification and payment. If you’re a renter, it’s a good idea to have a letter from your landlord stating that you are allowed to have a pet.


Adopt your new best friend and save a life. Thank you for joining us to help make L.A. a no-kill city!