Los Angeles is a city of pet lovers.

A place where you’ll see everything from dogs riding shotgun in convertibles to cats being pushed in strollers.

Everyone here who has a pet knows what great superstars they can be.  But did you know that right now there are several pets at our adoption center that we consider to be extra special?

Best Friends would like to introduce you to the dogs and cats that have won the hearts of our staff and volunteers in Los Angeles, but have yet to land the coveted role they dream of most: best friend.

Please share our special needs stars with friends or better yet, foster or adopt one yourself.  These dogs and cats require a little more maintenance than the average pet, but you’ll be rewarded with unwavering love and gratitude. 



Sunny will always be the bright spot in your day! He is a lap cat at heart who is just the nicest feline you may ever meet. Easy-going, mellow and charming, Sunny loves people and other cats. He has diabetes, which is manageable by diet and medication. Adopt Sunny - this ray of sunshine will make you smile every day with his warm personality and unconditional love!


Josh is one of the sweetest cats you’ll ever meet! This handsome, fluffy senior loves to sit on your chest or nestle in the crook of your arm as you relax or watch TV. Josh is great with other cats and has very nice litter box manners. What Josh needs now is an adopter that can take care of his medical needs. Since Josh is in kidney failure, he requires subcutaneous fluids every other day and frequent veterinary visits.  He’s currently in foster, but would love to have a home to call his own. Are you the special person to grant Josh his fondest wish? If so, he will reward you with lots of kitty love and memories that will last a lifetime.



Are you looking for a couch potato pal? Carbone fits the bill! He’s a handsome, mellow senior with some spine and hip issues that require ongoing medication. Carbone would thrive in a calm, quiet, adults only home where he could just chill and watch the world go by. If this kind of laid-back pooch appeals to you, stop by and say hi to Carbone. He’s so ready to be your best friend!

For more information about adoption or a particular pet, please contact us at adoptla@bestfriends.org