Best Friends Animal Society

About us

About Best Friends: More than 4,100 dogs and cats are killed each day in America’s shelters— 1.5 million lives are lost each year simply because they don't have a safe place to call home—when instead they could be saved. At Best Friends Animal Society, we believe that no animals should have to die in shelters when solutions exist to save them—solutions like adopting, fostering, spaying/neutering and Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR).

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national nonprofit animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement for more than 30 years, we run the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals (our headquarters), regional centers in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and New York, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country.

Since our founding in 1984, we have helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to 1.5 million. No other animal welfare organization has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All.

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Best Friends Animal Society 5001 Angel Canyon Road Kanab, Utah 84741-5000 Phone: (435) 644-2001 Email:

Best Friends Animal Society - Utah 2005 South 1100 E Salt Lake City, UT 84106 Phone: (801) 432-2124 Email:

Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles 15321 Brand Blvd. Mission Hills, California 91345 Phone: (818) 643-3989 Email:

NKLA Pet Adoption Center 1845 Pontius Ave West L.A. 90025 Phone: (424) 208-8840

Best Friends Pet Adoption Center - New York 307 West Broadway New York City, NY 10013    Phone: 347-762-3678 Website: 

Best Friends Pet Adoption Center - Atlanta 4874 South Atlanta Road Atlanta, GA 30339           Phone: 404-815-6680 Website: