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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Luna the dilute calico cat in an orange plastic cat bed

Wallflower kitty decides she’s a lap cat after all

By Nicole Hamilton on July 10, 2019

Luna spent her days hiding in plain sight in a New York City window — until she found just the right home

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The face of Luigi, the senior black poodle with a little white spot on his chest

Senior poodle proves you're never too old to find love

By Nicole Hamilton on June 27, 2019

Luigi was 10 when he came to the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York, but that didn’t stop him from finding a home where he fits in perfectly

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Tazz a brindle pit bull terrier sitting on a step while out on a walk

Man honors the big, sweet pit bull he lost by adopting another

By Nicole Hamilton on June 27, 2019

After Vincent’s dog Megatron passed away, he decided the best way to honor his legacy was to open his home (and heart) to another.

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Volunteer Hiromi Nobata wearing a Best Friends shirt and standing next to a gray and white cat

Volunteer helps so many animals in New York City.

By Nicole Hamilton on June 18, 2019

Hiromi Nobata has been helping save lives in the Big Apple ever since she visited the Sanctuary.

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