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 

Small Dog Saturday!

This Saturday, February 22nd, come to our lifesaving center for our small dog adoption event! We will be open from 12-8pm but dogs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis! We will also have trainer Rob Haussman from DogBoy NYC on-site from 12:30-2pm to answer all of your small dog questions!


Bloomingdales Shop for Good

Join us at Bloomingdales on 59th Street on February 28th-29th for fun community events and adoptions. Below is our current schedule with more to come!

Friday, February 28th: Dog adoption from 11-2pm

Saturday, February 29th: Kitten yoga 9-10am, kitten adoptions 11-1pm