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: Cheryl Platz

September 23, 2019

"Cheryl is an INCREDIBLE dog handler able to help us with our most challenging pups in ways that are invaluable to their development!"

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Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Debby Kane

September 20, 2019

"She is always there to help out when we need it and we all appreciate her so much. We couldn't do it without her!"

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Picasso and Unstoppable the kittens lying next to each other on a blanket

Four kittens survive a severe, contagious illness, thanks to incredible first-time foster mom

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Fun turned to fear when a little kitten faced panleukopenia, but this foster mom helped her and three other kittens overcome the illness

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Baby hummingbird drinking fluid from a syringe

After falling out of a nest and losing her parents, baby hummingbird was raised by humans

Monday, October 7, 2019

She weighed less than two grams when found, but now she’s back in the wild

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