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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Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Marianne Jarc

June 24, 2019

"It is because of people like Marianne that our dogs receive such great love and care."

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Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: David Glazer

June 11, 2019

"Whenever we need help, he is always willing to jump in, whether that's doing dog adoption showcasing, dog walking, or assisting at large scale events. We are lucky to have him as a volunteer."

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When this puppy was born deaf, her foster parents taught her sign language

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Clover was born with impaired hearing, but she learned how to read hand signals in order to find the perfect forever home

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Rescued cat who once avoided people now has therapy certification to help those in need

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

This former community cat reached out to people when she needed help, and now she’s giving back as a therapy cat

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