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

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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Share Your Home for the Holidays...Fa-la-la-la-foster a Pet From Best Friends LA

Share Your Home for the Holidays...Fa-la-la-la-foster a Pet From Best Friends LA

By Michelle Sathe on December 10, 2018

Make the best of school break by fostering an adult dog or cat

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Volunteer Leila Botsford helping at Piggy Paradise

Finding calm while volunteering at Best Friends

Friday, January 11, 2019

My story: Volunteering at the Sanctuary gives a busy executive a welcome break from daily pressures.

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Fiona the brown tabby cat playing with a wand toy

Accommodating an independent cat

Friday, January 11, 2019

Fiona likes people better than other cats, so at the Sanctuary she gets her own perfect spot to stay.

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