About Best Friends–New York

Best Friends Animal Society is on the ground in New York City, helping to save the lives of homeless pets, supporting other organizations in their efforts to make New York no-kill permanently and raising awareness about the nearly 5,500 dogs and cats killed every day in U.S. shelters. The Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in New York City serves as both a space for local pets to find homes, and an outlet for the national no-kill message, helping to spread the word about Best Friends’ efforts to lead the country to no-kill by 2025.

Located in the SoHo neighborhood, the center showcases adoptable animals from local shelters and rescue organizations, as well as the New York City open-admission shelter. Dogs and cats are housed in a playful, gallery-style setting designed to encourage interaction and help convey the challenges facing our country’s homeless pet population. The space also features interactive displays and maps to inspire and engage people from all around the country to work for no-kill in their own communities, and to help Save Them All.

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Emma and Slick

An adorable pit bull terrier reunion

By Nicole Hamilton on May 17, 2017

They ended up in a shelter together, and now this dog and her grown-up puppy have play dates in NYC.

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Happy and his mom!

Happy, the senior Maltese dog, lives up to his name

By Nicole Hamilton on May 9, 2017

One of the first pets to go home from the new Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in New York City, he can’t stop smiling.

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Escher the pit-bull-terrier-type dog under a blanket

More apartments in Florida doing away with dog breed restrictions

Monday, May 22, 2017

Grant supporting a Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando program keeps dogs with their families.

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Just the right home for Kisses the drama queen cat

Just the right home for a drama queen cat

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fantastically fussy cat hits the jackpot with her new home.

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