Betsy

Film student’s dream about adopting an orange tabby comes true

By Diane Barber on July 16, 2021

A grumpy, itchy cat isn’t everyone’s dream pet, but Betsy is just what her adopter was looking for.

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Pit bull with adopters

Couple adopts a low-key pit bull and gains a new human friend, too

By Nicole Hamilton on June 2, 2021

Six-year-old pittie finds a BFF at Best Friends who not only “gets” him, but also helped him find a sweet home.

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Jarvis and his mom

Change of scenery does a dog with bad habits a world of good

By Tracy Blowers on May 21, 2021

Fresh start helps an eight-year-old dog with a high prey drive get adopted

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Hot Wheels

Paralyzed kitten gets a custom set of wheels and a family

By Diane Barber on April 23, 2021

Hot Wheels arrived hurting, but left with the promise of a great life with a family eager to take in a kitten with special needs

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Harvey and Tres Leches

Fate and friendship lead to a new start for injured kittens

By Diane Barber on March 23, 2021

Harvey and Tres Leches became best friends at Best Friends in Los Angeles and wound up as brother and sister

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Poster dog Jewel

Catching up with the poster dog of No-Kill Los Angeles

By Michelle Sathe on March 12, 2021

Jewel, the face of Best Friends’ No-Kill Los Angeles initiative, enjoys life out of the spotlight with her adoring family

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Together we made LA a No Kill City

Los Angeles has become no-kill

By Julie Castle on March 10, 2021

L.A. raised the pet save rate from 56% in 2012 to more than 90% in 2020!

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Larry and Kristin Biggs

Meet a videographer who helps pets smile for the camera

By Nicole Hamilton  on February 26, 2021

Kristin Biggs combines her creative talent with a passion to help homeless pets while volunteering with Best Friends in Los Angeles

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Foster Enzo

NEW: Best Friends LA Foster Pet Showcase Group

By Peggy Kennedy on February 26, 2021

New Facebook group connects foster families with potential adopters

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