Local Events

Best Friends Animal Society holds a number of flagship events in and around New York City throughout the year, including Strut Your Mutt and the Best Friends Benefit to Save Them All. 

In addition, we participate in numerous adoption events, partnerships with local businesses and awareness initiatives to raise awareness surrounding the importance of adoption and find loving homes for the animals in our care, and the care of our rescue partners. For more information on these local events, or to invite Best Friends to be part of your event in the tri-state area, please email NYEvents@bestfriends.org.

Current and Upcoming Promotions and Events 


Best Friends will be tabling at the PHOTOPLUS at the Javits Convention Center on October 24th, 25th, and 26th. We will have dogs present to help photographers learn about tips and tricks for the best animal portraits!


MINI of Mutthattan Pup-Up Adoption Event

MINI Cooper is sponsoring this fee-waived adoption event at our Lifesaving Center on Saturday, October 26th! All animals are fee-waived all day so stop by and meet your new best friend!