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: Issa Cordova

January 6, 2020

"She dedicates countless hours to our most behaviorally challenging population, always with a smile."

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5 to Thrive

5 to Thrive

By Michelle Sathe on December 26, 2019

Need a New Year’s Resolution? Give a Shelter Dog “Five to Thrive." Los Angeles Animal Services and Best Friends Animal Society are asking dog lovers to foster throughout the month of January.

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Melo the puppy wearing a bandanna

Foster puppy shows family with allergy issues you don't have to buy a 'doodle' to make the perfect match

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

For Danielle and Brian, going outside their comfort zone and against their initial plans paid off in a big way

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Hannah the Doberman pinscher lying on the grass

Shy Doberman overcomes her fears to become the best snuggle buddy

Friday, January 10, 2020

Members of the Kocicka family knew as soon as they met a shy Doberman with Von Willebrand disease that she was the dog they wanted to adopt

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