Litter of six adorable puppies all together on a blanket

Foster family welcomes six puppies to the world

By Nicole Hamilton on May 22, 2020

Meet a mama dog and her six healthy, wiggly puppies born in a New York City foster home

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Callie with her own kittens with orange foster kitten Arnie

Little orphan Arnie and kitty mama Callie

By Kelli Harmon on May 11, 2020

Photos capture a tiny orange kitten’s acceptance into his new family

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Porter the puppy outside with his two adopters with some water and a hill in the background

Long search leads to puppy love at first sight

By Ana Merkulova on May 11, 2020

James and Samantha took dog adoption seriously and visited Best Friends in New York every weekend for months, until they met Porter

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woman in a mask holds a cat

New York COVID-19 Resources

By Mallory Kerley on May 4, 2020

Resources available to New York City area residents

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COVID-19 Program Updates and Resources

By Mallory Kerley on May 3, 2020

Stay up to date regarding our programs and how you can help

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Gus the black dog on a walk outside on the sidewalk next to a person's legs

Dog adoption in the time of coronavirus

By Nicole Hamilton on April 20, 2020

Couple planned to adopt Gus after he completed dog behavior training, but when NYC began shutting down, that plan kicked into high gear

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Woman holding a small, tan one-eyed Chihuahua-type dog she's fostering

New Yorkers step up to foster pets during coronavirus quarantine

By Nicole Hamilton on March 26, 2020

Big help for pets in the Big Apple as people stay home and foster

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Volunteer Fabio Vitolla walking a large gray dog on a crosswalk on a street

Volunteer’s passion for helping pets spans two continents

By Nicole Hamilton on February 19, 2020

Fabio Vitolla loved visiting the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York City, so when he relocated from Switzerland he knew exactly where he wanted to volunteer

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Bertha the grey and white pit bull terrier with mouth open and tongue out sitting in front of pink throne

NYC pit bull terrier gets a home fit for a queen

By Tara McKenney on February 10, 2020

Bertha, a senior pit bull with hypothyroidism, got to be queen for a day at a fancy pet hotel and then she scored her perfect new home

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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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