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 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.

Latest News

Milica

Meet a volunteer who is passionate about saving the lives of newborn, baby kittens in New York City

By Nicole Hamilton on July 6, 2018

Milica Kostic is one of the most dedicated volunteers in the kitten nursery at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in New York City

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Griff in the sunshine

Nothing but love for a senior Chihuahua

By Nicole Hamilton on June 6, 2018

Griff has kidney, liver, heart and heart disease, degenerative disc disease and a history of seizures, but that didn’t stop him from getting adopted.

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Lovebug the black and white dog with caregiver Paul's hand reaching down to pet his neck

Rehabilitating a dog hit by a car

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

When Lovebug came to Best Friends, his back legs were broken and he needed surgery, but now he’s back on his feet again.

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Matt, Loulie, Landon and Berkeley Scharf holding a cockatoo parrot

Summer internships for a family of four

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Meet the family who sold everything and moved into a van to travel around the country and help animals, including those at Best Friends.

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