About Best Friends in New York

Best Friends Animal Society is on the ground in New York City, helping to save the lives of homeless pets and supporting other organizations in their efforts to make New York no-kill permanently. Every day, more than 4,100 dogs and cats are killed in shelters across the country - but with Best Friends Animal Society leading the way, and your support, we can help our nation's shelters and Save Them All. The Best Friends Life Saving 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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Suki the dog wearing protective glasses during a laser therapy session

Once-depressed dog living the good life in NYC

By Nicole Hamilton on January 3, 2019

A senior dog named Suki was depressed, overweight and in pain until therapy and a foster home helped her feel better and (ultimately) find a home.

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Man holding a puppy he'd adopted, next to his child, in front of a Best Friends Super Adoption banner

Gift of adoption for New York City-area pets

By Nicole Hamilton on December 14, 2018

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Volunteer Leila Botsford helping at Piggy Paradise

Finding calm while volunteering at Best Friends

Friday, January 11, 2019

My story: Volunteering at the Sanctuary gives a busy executive a welcome break from daily pressures.

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Fiona the brown tabby cat playing with a wand toy

Accommodating an independent cat

Friday, January 11, 2019

Fiona likes people better than other cats, so at the Sanctuary she gets her own perfect spot to stay.

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