About Best Friends in Los Angeles

Visit the Best Friends Lifesaving Center where you can fall in love 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 (No-kill Los Angeles) initiative.


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Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: David Glazer

June 11, 2019

"Whenever we need help, he is always willing to jump in, whether that's doing dog adoption showcasing, dog walking, or assisting at large scale events. We are lucky to have him as a volunteer."

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Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Ashley Crow

June 3, 2019

"We are beyond grateful to know Ashley and to have her as part of our cat team family."

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Rescued kitten madly in love with his little blue blanket

Friday, June 21, 2019

Lincoln the kitten found himself homeless at a shelter, but got adopted with his best friend — a blankie.

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Underdog gets 10 times the love she’d been missing

Friday, June 21, 2019

Polly Pocket had a rough beginning, but at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Atlanta she found a home with a big extended family that gives her lots of love.

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