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.

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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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Volunteer Deyra Galvan wearing an orange Best Friends T-shirt and holding and kissing a white and tan puppy

A volunteer hero for Houston’s pets

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Find out what keeps Deyra Galvan coming back to volunteer and organize events for Houston’s shelter pets.

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Amber and Vince Krzys posing with Parker and their two other dogs holding a sign that says, "Together we will Save Them All"

When short-term dog fostering leads to adoption

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

After years in the shelter system, Parker the dog got the chance to go into foster care, won the hearts of his foster family and found a forever home.

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