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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People holding a giant $50,000 check from Best Friends to Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement in the Atlanta, Georgia

Empowering a Georgia shelter to help keep pets where they belong — with their families

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Best Friends awards a $50,000 grant to Gwinnett County Animal Welfare for a shelter outreach program honoring the bond between people and their pets

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Meg and Eric Sedrakyan posing with Boo the dog in between them with trees in the background

Family adopts sweet, scared pit bull and teaches him to love and trust again

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

With the help of Best Friends and his foster family, an adorable white pit bull overcomes anxiety from living on the streets and finds a home where’s he’s understood

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