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

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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Best Friends New York volunteer Kath Posekel kissing a white pit bull dog

Forget long vacations or sleeping in: This volunteer would rather spend her retirement years helping New York City’s homeless pets

By Nicole Hamilton on October 1, 2019

Kathy Posekel dedicates a great deal of her time to helping dogs and training others on the dog care team at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York City

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Westley the orange tabby cat with cerebellar hypoplasia lying on a blue blanket

Wobbly kitten is perfect just the way he is

Monday, October 21, 2019

Westley was born with cerebellar hypoplasia, a condition that affects his motor skills, but that doesn’t stop him from being loving, happy and even a little stubborn

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Picasso and Unstoppable the kittens lying next to each other on a blanket

Four kittens survive a severe, contagious illness, thanks to incredible first-time foster mom

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Fun turned to fear when a little kitten faced panleukopenia, but this foster mom helped her and three other kittens overcome the illness

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