About Best Friends in Los Angeles

Visit the Best Friends Lifesaving Center 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 initiative.




Thursday, February 21: 1-8 p.m.

Monday, February 25: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday, February 28: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Latest News

jani hicks

(908) 705-4652

January 28, 2019

"She has a positive can-do attitude, and she is always willing to go the extra mile."

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Best Friends volunteer Kathrin Nguyen with cat

Our "Best Friend" Honored Volunteer: Kathrin Nguyen

January 22, 2019

"Kathrin is a natural teacher, a very talented cat handler, and pretty much one of the nicest, warmest people you will ever meet!"

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Sadie, a black and white kitten in a sunbeam

How physical therapy helped two kittens get moving

Friday, February 22, 2019

Sadie and William Pear both lost the use of their hind legs, but physical therapy helped them get back on the fast track.

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Five-year-old girl Diem with her three newly adopted white rabbits

How to get a pet bunny — or three

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The adoption of Pancake, Ella and Snowflake is proof that, sometimes, good things come in threes.