Our Lifesaving Center is now fully open to the public. Cat adoptions will continue to take place through both an online and in-person application process and dog adoptions will continue to be online only. Please visit our Adopt page to learn more. 

Come visit! 

The Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York City is a wonderful place to find your new pet. Welcoming and friendly, it’s full of dogs and cats who are microchipped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and ready to go home with you. Each pet comes from a shelter or rescue group in New York City or the surrounding tri-state area, and each is looking for someone like you to call family. When you adopt a pet from Best Friends, you’re part of a truly lifesaving force in Manhattan. 

The Center is also a great place to get Best Friends gear. We stock a variety of Best Friends–themed merchandise to help you not only look stylish, but also spread the word about the work of Best Friends. And every purchase you make helps the animals. 

Please note: The Best Friends Lifesaving Center does not take in animals from the public. We find that we can help more animals by serving the city shelters and our No More Homeless Pets Network partners. A list of these partners, searchable by state, can be found on our network page. In addition, we offer resources and advice about finding a new home for a pet in our resources library. 

Best Friends Lifesaving Center
307 West Broadway 
New York, NY 10013


The Center is open Friday—Monday 12-6pm. We are closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

*The LIfesaving Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Easter and will observe Sunday hours on the following holidays: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, New Year's Day, and Christmas Eve

Find a pet 
Search here to find adoptable pets from us and our rescue partners. For more information about adoption or a particular pet, please email us at Adopt one to help Save Them All! 

Adoption Requirements

Please keep in mind, to be considered as an adopter, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have identification showing your present address
  • Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord
  • Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care of the animal

Adoption fees

Dogs less than six months old: $350
Dogs six months and older: $250

Cats less than six months old: $125
Cats six months and older: $100