When one very special family met one very special kitten with feline leukemia, it was a love at first sight. Don’t miss the story that’s sure to pull at your heartstrings — grab a tissue, turn up the volume and then SHARE to help Save Them All! -melissa
Happy National Walk Your Dog Day! Before you snap that leash to collar and head outside, get inspired by our photo series of walk-loving pups. Share your own dog walking adventure photos in the comments below! -melissa

Grab your leash: ‘Walking the Dog Day' is here

Meet this week’s Featured Adoptable Pet, Georgina! This sweet young kitty is shy in new situations, but once she’s comfortable, she loves to talk and be petted! Georgina is playful and will even run up to people and dogs to say hello. She’d even do well in a home with or without another feline.

Could this chatty cat be your new confidant? Submit your application HERE: [ Bit.ly Link ]. She...
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He was recognized as a hero by the U.S. Army long before he became a hero to the stray and free-roaming cats of Los Angeles — and he was truly a champion for the animals. Today on the blog, co-founder Francis Battista is paying tribute to FixNation founder Mark Dodge. Please join us in remembering this extraordinary man. -melissa

In Memoriam: Mark Dodge

Are you a Sullivan Smalls or a Princess Blue? Enjoy a little mental health break on us and take this short quiz to find out which Best Friends animal you are. Then, comment below with your results! -melissa

Which Best Friends animal are you?

This year, as the needle moves closer to reaching no-kill status in pivotal places such as Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta and the entire state of Utah, one thing is evident: the year 2017 is shaping up as one of the most exciting years yet for animals. Don’t miss what Best Friends leaders in each regional center had to say about what they are doing each day to make a difference in the...
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Battling animal homelessness from coast to coast

Peter Vega has been volunteering with Best Friends Animal Society - New York City for longer than he can remember. But what he will never forget are the countless dogs he has helped to find homes. Don't miss this former NYPD officer's inspirational volunteer story! -melissa

My story: New York volunteer Peter Vega

This week was all about love, and that sure shows in this week's edition of our Favorite Photos. From Dogtown to Cat World to Parrot Garden, these special moments are sure to make you smile! -melissa
Happy Friday! We’re celebrating the start of the weekend with this adorable photo series from BuzzFeed. Scroll through and share your own pics in the comments below! -melissa

17 Dogs Meeting Their Forever Families For The First Time

Fostering saves lives, but did you know that short-term fostering can help get a pet adopted more quickly? Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles' Slumber Buddies program allows volunteers to take a dog home, giving adoptable dogs a chance to sharpen their socialization skills with a family and, in turn, giving the adoptions team invaluable knowledge to help place the dogs in homes where...
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Foster a pet, even if it’s just for a weekend

Some dogs and cats, like Strudel, George and Peanut, could use a little extra help finding the ideal home, and they're counting on us all to spread the word. Check out these profiles from our No More Homeless Pets Network partners around the country and SHARE to help them find their forever homes. You may even find the perfect family member for you! -melissa

Featured Pets from Network Partners

Join us LIVE from our Best Friends Animal Society - Utah kitten nursery in Salt Lake City! Tune in now to learn how we utilize the nursery to help adult cats in the winter and how we're prepping for this year's kitten season. -melissa
Justice came to Best Friends after being rescued from a dog fighting ring. Understandably shy upon his arrival, Justice slowly began to warm up to caregivers and even a few canine pals — he even loves play dates! Watch his transformational story and SHARE to help Save Them All! -melissa
Meet our spunky Featured Pet, Priscilla! This loving and loyal black lab wants nothing more than to be your best friend forever. She has plenty of energy and is happiest outside walking, swimming, playing, or hiking! She gets along well with other dogs, but her people always come first.

Could you be Priscilla’s partner in adventure? Submit your application HERE: [ Bit.ly Link ]. She flies...
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Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Best Friends! Looking for ways to show your pets love today (and every day)? Don't miss our 10 tips! -melissa

Ten things you can do to show your pets you love them

Spend just a few minutes with Cletus Spuckler and you’ll learn two valuable lessons: Being normal is overrated, and life gets a lot more interesting when you aren’t worried about fitting in.

Fall in love with Cletus (and don’t miss his adorable video!). -melissa

Inspirational puppy is one of a kind

There’s just one day left to adopt a furry Valentine for $14 through our Give Love adoption promotion, sponsored by BOBS from SKECHERS

Meet all of the eligible adoptable and check out participating locations (including more than 250 of our Network partners across the country) HERE: [ Bit.ly Link ]. -melissa
College student Kayla Filoon fell in love at first sight with Russ, an adoptable dog from Animal Care and Control Philadelphia. It’s safe to say he felt the same way. Don’t miss their sweet story from the Today Show! -melissa

'Grateful’ dog snuggles new mom who rescued him from shelter

From pocket cuddles to snuggle piles, our Sanctuary residents sure have plenty of love to give in this week's edition of our Favorite Photos! Enjoy and SHARE to spread the love. -melissa
Valentine’s Day is more than just chocolate and roses. It’s about love. And what love could be more pure and more unconditional than that of a cat or dog?

More than 250 Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network partners are participating in our Give Love adoption promotion, offering $14 adoption fees for select pets from February 1-14 thanks to BOBS from SKECHERS. Meet some of the adoptable...
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Give Love for a happy Valentine’s Day