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.




Monday, February 18: 1-8 p.m.

Thursday, February 21: 1-8 p.m.

Monday, February 25: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday, February 28: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Janine Hicks

January 28, 2019

"She has a positive can-do attitude, and she is always willing to go the extra mile."

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Best Friends volunteer Kathrin Nguyen with cat

Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Kathrin Nguyen

January 22, 2019

"Kathrin is a natural teacher, a very talented cat handler, and pretty much one of the nicest, warmest people you will ever meet!"

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A Valentine’s event for the dogs

Friday, February 15, 2019

Best Friends adoption event helps dogs in NYC find homes just in time for Valentine’s Day

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A shy dog’s transformation

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Watch Joey go from scared to smiling — all thanks to his foster mom’s love and care.

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