Best Friends Animal Society 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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Patrick the dog out on a hike in a forested area with his new family, including a woman, man and two other dogs

Karma finally smiles on a high-energy, fun-loving pit bull terrier mix with a tough past

Thursday, February 27, 2020

From homeless in Houston to salvation in Salt Lake City, Patrick finds a home with amazing family of four

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Kangaroo the dog with his adoptive family, sitting outside together on some brick steps

Big senior dog steals the hearts of a family looking for a puppy

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Kangaroo wasn’t the type of dog that members of the Zahorodny family thought they wanted, but he was everything they needed

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