About Best Friends in Los Angeles

Visit the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center with more than 400 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies from Los Angeles Animal Services shelters.


The center is open daily from noon to 8 p.m. Conveniently located off the 118/405/5 freeways at 15321 Brand Boulevard, Mission Hills, CA 91345.


Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay Neuter Center in Mission Hills, and leads the NKLA initiative.





Latest News


Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Roxana A.

May 15, 2018

We are so thankful for Roxana's skills as a groomer, she's helped our dogs look and feel better which has directly resulted in many adoptions!

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Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Gina G.

April 23, 2018

Gina's positive energy literally lights up the center each time she volunteers and is an incredible dog handler and mentor as well!

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Chancho the brown and white Chihuahua mix with a curled tail

Little dog steals adopter’s heart

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Small dogs that don’t bark? Kristi didn’t believe it — until she took Pablo on a sleepover.

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Why community cat programs are essential to making the country no-kill by 2025

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Peter Wolf, research and policy analyst at Best Friends, explains why TNR programs for free-roaming felines are vital in saving animals in shelters.

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