About Best Friends in Los Angeles

Visit the Best Friends Lifesaving 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 Lifesaving Center in Mission Hills, and leads the NKLA initiative.


Special Open Hours

*January 16: 12pm to 4pm (closing early for staff event)

*January 23: 2pm to 8pm (opening late for staff event)


Latest News

LA City Shelters Hit Record 89.7% Save Rate

LA City Shelters Hit Record 89.7% Save Rate in 2018

By Michelle Sathe on January 17, 2019

Best Friends Animal Society-led NKLA Coalition Helps Achieve Record in 2018 at Nation’s Second Largest Shelter System

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Kristen Hirsch with dog

Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Kristen Hirsch

December 26, 2018

"Kristen is not only an incredibly talented dog handler, she is a truly lovely person that brings such a great positive energy to our team!"

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Gypsy the dog with mouth open and tongue hanging out

Dog soul mate

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Cea Randolph had so much in common with Gypsy, a dog at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Atlanta, that she knew she was the one for her.

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BamBam the dog on a sleepover

Sleepovers with adoptable pets

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Volunteers tell us what they love the most about their fabulous, furry and four-legged sleepover guests.

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