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.

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Top 10 reasons to foster a pet

By Nicole Hamilton on November 9, 2018

Pet fostering for your local rescue or shelter makes a huge difference in the life of a homeless dog or cat, and it helps open more space for another pet in need.

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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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11 moments of animal holiday joy

Friday, December 7, 2018

From pigs to parrots, puppies and a pony, here are a few joyful snapshots from saving animals throughout the holidays.

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Ashley Tzioumis outside on a walk with Holloy Dolores the dog

Foster a dog, save a life

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Meet Ashley Tzioumis, a volunteer who opened her foster home to a dog who found life in a kennel more than she could handle.

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