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, nearly 2,200 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

Volunteer Hiromi Nobata wearing a Best Friends shirt and standing next to a gray and white cat

Volunteer helps so many animals in New York City.

By Nicole Hamilton on June 18, 2019

Hiromi Nobata has been helping save lives in the Big Apple ever since she visited the Sanctuary.

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Ichi the brown and white dog on a leash holding a toy ball in his mouth

Pet housing restrictions? Challenge accepted

By Nicole Hamilton on May 20, 2019

Ichi’s new family took dog fostering to the next level by moving to an apartment that welcomes dogs of any size.

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Shy dog Bean lying on a blanket in his foster home

Woman falls for feral dog and shows him how great love can be

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Bean was terrified of people after living on his own for years, but love and patience in a new home changed his life forever

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The face of Luigi, the senior black poodle with a little white spot on his chest

Senior poodle proves you're never too old to find love

Monday, June 24, 2019

Luigi was 10 when he came to the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York, but that didn’t stop him from finding a home where he fits in perfectly

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