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: Cathy Berry

May 15, 2019

"Cathy doesn't ask for or want recognition, but she certainly deserves it!"

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A kitten meets potential adopters at the 2017 NKLA Super Adoption

Find Your New Best Friend at the NKLA Super Adoption on May 18 and 19 at Warner Center Park

By Michelle Sathe on May 13, 2019

Adoptions start at just $25 at event hosted by Best Friends Animal Society and powered in partnership by the Petco Foundation

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Woman follows her heart (and a rescued dog) to her dream job.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

What these homeless dogs are teaching the teacher

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Best Friends’ community cat program, in partnership with Osceola County Animal Services (OCAS), is helping central Florida’s cats in a big way.

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