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.


Special open hours:

Thursday, May 2 - open noon to 6pm

Latest News

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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Peaches a senior orange tabby cat with a blue mylar toy ball in front of her

Neglected cat's transformation is completely amazing

Friday, May 17, 2019

When Peaches returned from her foster home, it was hard to believe she was the same cat.

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Volunteer Chelsea Hughes wearing a protective gown and gloves and holding a black puppy

Woman works around the clock to help save hundreds of animals

Friday, May 17, 2019

Palm Valley Animal Center volunteer Chelsea Hughes is so dedicated to volunteering to help save dogs and cats that she’s made it her full-time “job.

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