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, about 2,000 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 Lifesaving 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

Wayne the dog kissing a woman while on a rock next to a river

High-energy dog meets his match

By Nicole Hamilton on October 31, 2019

Wayne is a boisterous and rowdy dog, but after training, he met an adopter who understands him and helps him channel his energy into something good

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Malcolm the dog sitting in the back seat of a red car with a man and a woman sitting in the front seats

From street life to sweet life: Long-term resident dog finally goes home

By Nicole Hamilton on October 3, 2019

Two dog trainers come together and open their homes to help an enthusiastic dog learn the skills needed to get him adopted

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Two large St. Bernard type dogs sitting in the back seat of a car

Forsyth Humane Society receives $16,000 to help turn the tide for North Carolina’s homeless pets

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Determined to save pets in their community, Forsyth Humane Society steps up to take the county shelter to no-kill; a new transport van will help them reach their goal

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Cecelia, a dog rescued after Hurricane Dorian

Heartwarming updates from rescued Hurricane Dorian dogs are sure to make your day

Thursday, November 7, 2019

These dogs got a last-minute ride to Best Friends in Atlanta from Pender County Animal Shelter, and now they’re in happy new homes

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