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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Pups y Paletas

August 13, 2019

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Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Charles Chaussinand

July 29, 2019

"He has such a positive attitude and keeps the staff smiling and laughing at all times!"

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Malcolm the dog sitting in the back seat of a red cat with a man and woman sitting in the front seats

From street life to sweet life: Long-term resident dog finally goes home

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Two dog trainers come together and open their homes to help an enthusiastic dog learn the skills needed to get him adopted

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Cat finds love after surviving snow, frostbite and a heart condition

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

After being found frostbitten in the snow with a rope around his legs, Mr. Cheeks eventually came to Best Friends and met an adopter who thinks he’s everything

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