It's been a week of sunshine and play for all of us here at the Sanctuary. Enjoy these beautiful photos and have a wonderful holiday weekend ahead! -emily
Its been a week of sunshine and play for all of us
Laura Barton
Lauren Vaughan
Chanel Rains
For most of their lives, Dexter and Maggie were not “pets” in the traditional sense. Though the two felines didn’t snuggle up with their human, play with store-bought toys or have collars with their names on them, they never lacked for love or care.

Learn more about Dexter and Maggie’s story in “Feral Love,” a documentary now streaming online. Watch how their devoted caregiver has always...
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Feral Love indeed

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Alexander Levy
Jennifer Nugent
Doug Lundy
Kisses isn’t the kind of cat most people would fall in love with right away. She may be adorable and irresistibly sweet (when she feels like it), but this persnickety feline has earned quite the reputation for being a drama queen!

It took Kisses nearly five years to find her perfect home, but now that she has, even this fantastically fussy cat knows she’s hit the jackpot. Don’t miss the...
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Kisses isnt the kind of cat most people would fall in love

Just the right home for a drama queen cat

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Rita Cooke
Stacey Miracolo
Nancy Pryor
Help us make this summer a real splash for the 1,600+ residents at the Sanctuary with our Amazon.com wish list! Make that gift go even further at no cost to you when you use Amazon Smile. Check out our most-needed items here: [ Bit.ly Link ]. -emily
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Amazon.com: Best Friends Animal Society: Spring Wishes (use AmazonSmile if you can)

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Lisa Jenkins
Robbie Benson
Leanne Hall
The best yoga studio in Los Angeles has teachers who don’t wear pants – because they’re cats! When participants take Cat Yoga classes at Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles, they find felines to be the perfect spiritual masters in teaching superior stretching skills. You know you need this in your life! Watch these kitties in action and SHARE to help Save Them All! -emily
Brittney Metzler
Luan Stolzenberg-Goodlett
Jacqui Robertson Crews
On a cool day in February, a young pit bull terrier mix named Slick went for a walk in the park with his new family in New York City. But standing across the marble plaza was someone he didn’t expect to see — his mom, Emma!

The reunion, planned by Slick and Emma’s adopters, was as joyous as they hoped it would be. Read more about this heartwarming get-together in this uplifting story, and see...
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On a cool day in February a young pit bull terrier mix

An adorable pit bull terrier reunion

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Mary Ann Stoikes
Evelyn Lampl
Dana Behr
Do you thirst for adventure? Are you seeking a trail companion with as much energy as the Energizer bunny? Look no further – Vader is your match! This handsome boy loves, loves, loves people and, equipt with super soft fur, has some serious snuggling skills. He’s happy to dish out kisses anytime you please! Vader is a bit picky about canine friends and does not enjoy time spent with cats. He...
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Hawley Mathieson
Katie Weyer Snyder
Terry Wyhoski
This June, join 30,000 animal lovers in remembering beloved pets like Denzel. Be a part of the annual Angels Rest blessing: [ Bit.ly Link ]. -emily
Aimee Gross
Robin L Carvell Vaughn
Vickie Latimer Buford
ICYMI: When Gus came to the Sanctuary last July, he arrived carrying 45 pounds of extra weight. Tipping the scales at 77 pounds, he was so heavy he could barely walk! Fortunately, it wasn’t anything good old-fashioned diet and exercise couldn’t fix.

Read about Gus’s journey to wellness and check out his before and after pictures in today's motivational story featured on People! -emily
ICYMI When Gus came to the Sanctuary last July he arrived carrying

Once Too Large to Move, Gus the Slimmed Down Rescue Dog Now Walks 5 Miles a Day

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Ellee Bressel
Debbie Jones Steggemann
Audrey Mae Roshan
We are LIVE from the Visitor Center in Kanab with Willa, one of our resident canines at the Sanctuary, and her friend Beryl, one of our amazing volunteers! Join us for a little Q & A session about our animal sleepovers, what it's like to be a volunteer, and catch a quick tour of the Visitor Center. -emily
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As an actress and print model living in Los Angeles, Victoria Vertuga is making a splash on television and in magazines. Some of her very favorite works, however, are the adoption videos she produces with the canines at Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles.

Read more about how Victoria’s bubbly personality and dedication to service are helping L.A.’s homeless pets in this inspiring Q&A!...
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As an actress and print model living in Los Angeles Victoria Vertuga

My story: NKLA volunteer Victoria Vertuga

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Stephanie Gent
When Ryker arrived at Helping Hands Humane Society after what was most likely a car accident, he was suffering from a severely injured leg and facing amputation. Lucky for Ryker, when a second grade class at a local elementary school heard his story, the students went home and cracked open their piggy banks – raising the money for his surgery in just one day!

Grateful for their kindness,...
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When Ryker arrived at Helping Hands Humane Society after what was most

Rescue Dog Surprises Second Graders Who Saved His Life | Cuteness.com

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Tallulah Soo
Sue Stengel Brooke
Pam Murphy
By the looks of it, we'd say these furry faces are pretty excited about the warmer days ahead! From all of us at the Sanctuary, have a wonderful weekend! -emily
By the looks of it wed say these furry faces are pretty
Jane Kite
Trudy Ann Neumann
Chris Miller
At 14 years old, Happy was one of the first pets adopted from Best Friends Animal Society - New York City. This perky senior just can’t stop smiling – probably because these days he has so much to smile about!

Watch how Happy spreads cheer everywhere he goes with his silly personality, and SHARE to help Save Them All! -emily
Kay Brooks
Gail Parker Kelley
Erika Vasquez
First they got ready for their new homes, now they’re getting ready for their close-ups! We’re talking about pets who were adopted from Best Friends and our Network partners who now have their very own Instagram pages – courtesy of their adopters, of course!

Check out just a few of these furry starlets and be sure to follow their adventures, because if there’s one thing these adopted pets...
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First they got ready for their new homes now theyre getting ready

Instagram-worthy dogs and cats

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Heather Leanne Rankin
Nicole Stefanelli
Sarah Williams
The storms that roll through Atlanta during the warmer months may make the countryside gorgeously green, but for nine-year-old Eden who struggles with anxiety, all they do is make her worry. After a recent storm knocked down part of a tree in her family’s front yard, Eden was left particularly shaken and her parents knew it was time to seek help.

The best medicine, the pediatrician told them,...
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The storms that roll through Atlanta during the warmer months may make

Stormy the terrier mix keeps a girl’s anxiety at bay

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Laurel Bozman
Robin Vincent
Deborah Kirkland-Edson
Target stick practice is an important part of training for the pigs at Best Friends Animal Society - Piggy Paradise. It can help them overcome behavioral challenges, focus their attention and energy, and serves as a relationship-building tool that establishes trust between pig and trainer. Targeting can also help pigs learn important skills like walking up and down a ramp – crucial if they...
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Jackie Beatty
Michelle Kearney
Annamarie Ruvolo
It used to be that you could only find Clark in one of two places: in the kitchen impatiently waiting for a meal, or in the laundry room wedged so far into a pile of blankets and cat beds that he was nearly invisible. But after meeting Richie and Tango, a pair of sweet, social cats that went out of their way to befriend him, Clark had a change of heart.

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It used to be that you could only find Clark in one

Change of heart for an elusive cat

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Kelly Bright
Ellen Behrends
Pam Spencer
Bruce loves people almost as much as he loves snuggles, scratches, and pets. While he’s not too crazy about other felines (likely due to the fact that he is declawed and has no teeth to defend himself), this ultimate lover of tasty chicken treats is hoping to purr his way into your heart.

If Bruce sounds like the perfect guy to be king of your castle, submit your application HERE: [ Bit.ly...
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Bruce loves people almost as much as he loves snuggles scratches and
Aldona Vesce
Beryl Shaw
Patti Faucheaux
Each year, Best Friends holds a special blessing ceremony at Angels Rest, a place of remembrance here at the Sanctuary, that celebrates the deep connections we develop with the animals in our lives who have since passed away. Honor your pet during this unique ceremony that will provide love, care and safety for homeless pets here at the Sanctuary and throughout the country. Be a part of this...
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Each year Best Friends holds a special blessing ceremony at Angels Rest
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Dajo Danes
Mark Schmidt