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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Free to a good home: How fee-waived adoptions are saving lives

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Once considered controversial, free dog and cat adoptions are proving to be an effective lifesaving tool for shelters and rescue groups. So why are some still afraid to try it?

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Forsyth Humane Society receives $16,000 to help turn the tide for North Carolina’s homeless pets

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Determined to save pets in their community, Forsyth Humane Society steps up to take the county shelter to no-kill; a new transport van will help them reach their goal

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