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.


Latest News


Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Lisa Gerrard

August 23, 2019

"Her energy, her kindness and her support of not only our cats but our entire volunteer program is simply inspiring."

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pups y paletas

Pups y Paletas

August 13, 2019

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Donner, now Rosie Donner Dailey, the dog lying on the floor next to some toys in her home

Her world ended when her dog died, but then fate stepped in

Monday, September 16, 2019

Maryanne’s dog died in 2017, but now she’s changing the world of a distrustful senior dog who needs her

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Kristen Hassen-Auerbach next to a black and white dog wearing a yellow Adopt Me bandanna

Shelter pulls out all the stops to find foster homes for a whopping 5,000 dogs and cats

Friday, September 13, 2019

A dramatic shift to foster-centric operations, which broadens Pima Animal Care Center’s capacity may be the secret to saving them all

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