Melo the puppy wearing a bandana

Foster puppy shows family with allergy issues you don't have to buy a 'doodle' to make the perfect match

By Laura Reindel on January 17, 2020

For Danielle and Brian, going outside their comfort zone and against their initial plans paid off in a big way

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Kash, the blond three-legged dog, still shaved from the amputation

Three-legged dog teaches young boy that what makes us different also makes us special

By Nicole Hamilton on December 19, 2019

Kash lost his leg after being hit by a car in Atlanta, but today he’s teaching his New York City family about accepting pets and people with special needs

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Busy event producer still finds time every week to make a difference for homeless pets

Busy event producer still finds time every week to make a difference for homeless pets

By Nicole Hamilton on December 2, 2019

Lauren Fishman owns and manages her own boutique special events and consulting company, and while she loves her job, her heart belongs to dogs who need homes

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Dallas the dog getting adopted from the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York after being featured on Animal Planet

Sparks fly for Dallas and her new dad

By Kelli Harmon on November 26, 2019

TV appearance leads to spontaneous road trip – and a new home for one lucky dog

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Wayne the dog kissing a woman while on a rock next to a river

High-energy dog meets his match

By Nicole Hamilton on October 31, 2019

Wayne is a boisterous and rowdy dog, but after training, he met an adopter who understands him and helps him channel his energy into something good

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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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Smiling woman holding a white kitten with a gray spot on his head

Labor Day love for cats and kittens adopted in NYC

By Kelli Harmon on September 11, 2019

A special event for Animal Care Centers of NYC helps 54 cats and kittens get adopted

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Black and white kitten Candycane walking on a leash nose-to-nose with a small white dog also walking on a leash

This incredible survivor cat overcame crazy odds to believe one crazy thing — that he's actually a dog

By Jess Roper on August 22, 2019

Candycane landed in a shelter at just two weeks old and almost died, but today he’s living the good life

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Senior black and white pitbull terrier Apollo with his mouth open in a smile

Sweet, nap-loving senior pit bull enjoys the good life, thanks to the incredible people who worked so hard to save him

By Nicole Hamilton on July 30, 2019

Second Chance Rescue knew the perfect home was out there for Apollo, and with a little help from Best Friends, he found it

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