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: Lillie Schlessinger

January 22, 2020

"Lillie always has a smile on her face and we could not be happier to have her with us!"

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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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Adonis the senior dog with his new family

For this adopter, the older the dog the better

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Debbie Ford came to the NKLA Pet Adoption Center in Los Angeles to adopt a dog and had only one rule — no puppies

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Yuma the dog in the front seat of a cat with the woman who adopted her

Dog who couldn't stand to be near other canines finally lands the perfect home

Monday, January 20, 2020

Yuma dislikes other dogs, but that didn’t stop her from getting adopted into a home where she’s her new mom’s one and only

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