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Saving lives in New York City

Best Friends in New York City is located in the heart of SoHo. We would love for you to come on in, meet the animals and learn more about how you can help save lives!

Last year, hundreds of thousands of loving dogs and cats were killed in shelters just because they didn’t have a safe place to call home — but you can change that and help out pets here in New York City.

Best Friends is leading the no-kill movement by running lifesaving adoption and spay/neuter programs for dogs and cats, providing support and training for animal shelters and rescue groups, and mobilizing community members on behalf of pets in need across the country.

You can be part of that work, right here in New York City, including all five boroughs and the throughout the tri-state area by adopting, fostering and advocating. Working together, we'll make New York City and the entire country no-kill in 2025.

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Our Pet Lifesaving Center in SoHo

New York City

Adopt to help save lives

When you adopt a dog or cat who’s been patiently waiting for a place to call home, you’re not only saving a life.

You’re making space in the shelter for other homeless pets in New York City and giving them a chance to grow, thrive and find families of their very own. You might not feel like a hero, but to one animal, you’re the entire world.

Cats and kittens are available on-site every day, ready to meet you! Many of our dogs are in foster homes, so please call ahead if you’re interested in meeting a particular dog.

Find out more about pet adoption through Best Friends in New York City.

Volunteer to help save lives

Whether you volunteer locally or at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (located in Kanab, Utah), whether you help to transport pets across the country or help animals from your home via one of our national opportunities, you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of homeless pets.

Looking for help?

Give to save lives

Your contribution supports our lifesaving work and helps shelters nationwide achieve no-kill.

You’ll be helping to save the lives of homeless pets here in New York City and around the country when you make a gift to the animals.

Recent tales from New York City

Looking for a little inspiration? Check out these pets and their stories of hope, love and resilience.

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Shop to save lives

When you shop at the Best Friends store, the proceeds go right to work providing lifesaving care and companionship to animals in New York City, at the Sanctuary and around the country.

Contact us

307 West Broadway   
New York City, New York 10013  

Open every day noon to 6 pm.

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