Best Friends–Los Angeles

Best Friends–Los Angeles

15321 Brand Blvd.
Mission Hills, California 91345
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Local Phone: (818) 643-3989

Best Friends has had a strong presence in Los Angeles since 1991, when we began organizing innovative model programs and providing support for area shelters and rescue groups. Programs included Best Friends super adoptions, Best Friends Brigades, celebrity-driven national adoption PSAs and a public animal help resource line.

In 2011, Best Friends took the next step by entering into a groundbreaking public/private partnership with the city of Los Angeles to operate one of the L.A. Animal Services city shelters as Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center. The center takes animals directly out of Los Angeles shelters, and specializes in high-volume adoptions and low-cost and free spay/neuter services for area residents.

In 2012, Best Friends made its biggest commitment to Los Angeles to date, vowing to make it the largest no-kill city in the nation. To that aim, we launched NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) in partnership with Los Angeles Animals Services and key local stakeholders. NKLA is a coalition of 50 area animal organizations, corporate partners, and regular people throughout Los Angeles who care about the fate of L.A.’s pets.

To further increase adoptions in the city, Best Friends opened a second adoption venue, called the NKLA Pet Adoption Center, in August 2013. Located in West Los Angeles, it features a boutique-style pet adoption experience with more than 100 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from NKLA Coalition rescue partners.

By working together in Los Angeles, we can Save Them All. For more information about their lifesaving programs in Los Angeles, visit

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