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 

Call for online artist submissions:

Is there a pet(s) that has been helping you get through the COVID-19 crisis? Alpha 137 Gallery is setting submissions for "Pets of the Pandemic: A Benefit Exhibition for Best Friends Animal Society" juried by David Cohen, editor of artcritical.com.

  • No submission fee!
  • Open to all artists in NY, NJ, CT, and PA
  • Deadline to submit is July 23, 2020

Visit their site to take part!


In light of government guidelines, we are postponing current and future in-person events and promotions. Please check back for any updates.