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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Two lifesaving weekends of fee-waived cat adoptions!

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Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Emily Lucitt

March 18, 2019

"Emily has helped our program grow and we are over the moon happy to have her as part of volunteer team."

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April is heartworm awareness month, so it’s a good time for a quick refresher course on this easily preventable disease.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Photos capture the moment all shelter pets wait for — when they go home with a new family.

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