SHELTERS, RESCUE GROUPS,
AND PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS
-TOGETHER WE CAN END THE
KILLING IN LA'S SHELTERS.
About NKLA (No-Kill Los angeles)

NKLA is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society, bringing together passionate individuals, city shelters and an entire coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of healthy and treatable pets in city shelters in Los Angeles, California, by the year 2017. Last year, more than 9,000 healthy or treatable animals were killed in Los Angeles city shelters. But together, we can bring that number to zero.

Our plan is straightforward: provide spay/neuter services where they are needed most so that fewer animals go into shelters, and increase adoptions so that more animals are placed into new homes.

Best Friends is providing grants to our 84 (and counting) coalition partners when they get more animals adopted than they did in the past, as well as funding spay/neuter projects for families who can’t afford to have their pets fixed.

In addition, Best Friends has two adoption facilities featuring pets from L.A. city shelters: the NKLA Pet Adoption Center (1845 Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025) in the heart of West Los Angeles, which opened in August 2013, and the Best Friends Animal Society Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in Mission Hills (15321 Brand Boulevard, Mission Hills, CA 91345).

The NKLA initiative is poised to serve as a model for how the entire nation can become no-kill, with no healthy or treatable pet ever having to die in a shelter again simply because they do not have a home. Since launching NKLA in 2012, the number of deaths at city shelters has decreased by almost 50%. We can Save Them All®.

Join us to help turn L.A. into NKLA.

Coalition Partners (84 and counting!)

Click on the organization names below to learn more about how our partners are saving lives! Plus, find out about upcoming events, mobile adoptions, and more.

A Cat's Tale is a non-profit cat/kitten rescue. We are a small rescue with a big heart. Our mission is to help make Los Angeles a no-kill community. [ADOPTION EVENT: Adoptions are held every Saturday & Sunday from 12-4 pm at Petco in Culver City, except for the last weekend of each month.]
Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue is dedicated to rescuing at risk dogs from Los Angeles area animal shelters and placing them into loving homes. The Ace of Hearts Foundation is in memory of Ace, a wonderful American bulldog who was rescued, who touched the lives of many! acesangels.org
Adopt Me Rescue often rescues "special needs" dogs from the shelters, including those that are sick, injured, and seniors from overcrowded Los Angeles shelter. Adopt Me Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on their volunteers to save lives. adoptmerescue.org
All the Same Wild and Tame Sanctuary is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer rescue organization that specializes in the care and treatment of animals (domestic and exotic). As an NKLA Coalition partner, they are committed to saving the lives of animals from overcrowded animal shelters in Los Angeles and transporting them to Las Vegas for care and adoption. They save the lives of stray and abandoned dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, ferrets, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, birds, reptiles, mice, sugar gliders, and many more. www.allthesamewildandtame.com
Angel City Pit Bulls is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a better future for pit bulls by promoting their positive image as loving family companions through education, public advocacy, adoptions, and responsible pet ownership. Angel City Pit Bulls (ACPB) was founded in 2010 to address the problem of overpopulation and high euthanasia rates of pit bull terrier type dogs in Los Angeles shelters. ACPB continues to evolve through the efforts of dedicated pit bull owners, educators, rescuers, and supporters working together to respond to the challenges facing pit bulls in our community. As a member of the NKLA Coalition, it is ACPB’s priority to be an integral part of making Los Angeles no-kill. Their efforts center on reducing the number of pit bull terrier type dogs in L.A. city animal shelters by increasing adoptions, providing community education and support to increase owner retention, and offering targeted spay/neuter programs. angelcitypits.org
AngelDogs Foundation operates a non-profit mobile clinic that provides low cost spay and neuter services to pet owners in Los Angeles, Kern, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. We also rescue, train and re-home all breeds of deaf dogs from all over the country that have no safe place to go.
Animal Wellness Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that combines top notch medical care with compassionate animal rescue to provide homeless pets the absolute best chance at happily ever after. Animal Wellness Foundation also works to keep companion animals in their loving homes by assisting low-income families with medical expenses, while also finding forever homes for lost, abandoned, and neglected animals. As a member of the NKLA Coalition, Animal Wellness Foundation focuses on finding homes for dogs and cats in overcrowded city shelters, as well as from the streets of Los Angeles. And by providing low cost spay and neuter services, and other medical care, they are also helping to reduce the number of animals entering our city’s shelters. animalwellnessfoundation.org
The mission of Animals in Need Rescue Network is to provide a valuable service to the community by helping pets stay out of shelters and in forever homes. We want to keep pets from being euthanized with the ultimate goal of facilitating the process of making Los Angeles a No Kill City.
Barks of Love's aims to decrease the total number of animals being euthanized each year in Los Angeles area shelters simply for not having a home. They are an all volunteer rescue group who rely on foster homes for the dogs they save until they are able to find them a forever home.
Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California offers sanctuary, healing and forever families to distressed, abandoned, injured or homeless hounds. They work to raise funds to save as many hounds as possible and constantly strive to grow their network of volunteers and foster homes.
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. For 30 years, Best Friends has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals in the red-rock canyons of southern Utah, and building effective programs all across the country that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, with the goal to Save Them All®. In 2012, Best Friends launched NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles), an initiative that aims to make Los Angeles a no-kill city by 2017 by bringing together shelters, passionate individuals and a coalition of animal welfare groups. Both the NKLA Pet Adoption Center and the Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay/Neuter Center in Mission Hills were opened as part of this lifesaving initiative. bestfriends.org
Bill Foundation is a foster-based 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue in Los Angeles.​ We rescue as many dogs as possible to alleviate the suffering of those abandoned in shelters or on the street. We strive to provide the highest standard of vet care and training until our dogs are adopted into stable, safe, and loving homes.
Border Collies in Need, Inc. was founded in September of 2007 by a group of non-paid volunteers who have come together to rescue and foster Border Collies (BCs). BCIN is a federally 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing Border Collies who are abandoned, neglected, or abused, and placing them into permanent, loving homes. Our dogs come to us from a variety of different sources such as City and County Shelters and strays. We also accept dogs from private individuals, or offer assistance to those needing help to re-home their family pets, who for whatever reason must relinquish their Border Collie(s). Our ultimate purpose is to match homeless or potentially homeless BCs with loving permanent families, specifically interested in the breed. bordercolliesinneed.org
Boston Buddies, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescuing and rehoming of Boston Terriers and Boston Terrier mixes in need. We save our dogs from overcrowded shelters, take in owner surrenders and rescue strays. Boston Buddies operates primarily throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Kern and Ventura counties.
Boxer Rescue Los Angeles (BRLA) has been saving the lives of Boxer breeds and breed mixes since 1977. Three decades of experience, dedicated volunteers and a facility that houses 100 dogs result in finding fantastic homes for nearly 700 boxers annually. Boxer Rescue Los Angeles (BRLA) believes that boxers in need deserve a chance to live a happy life in a loving home. Abandoned or homeless Boxers will always find shelter, care, and ultimately a new home through the efforts of BRLA. By working with committed volunteers, local veterinarians, and trainers, we are able to rescue hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, and place them in well-matched forever homes. Working in conjunction with city and county groups BRLA strives to educate the public and help end animal overpopulation and needless suffering. Adoptions by appointment; please contact: adoptions@boxer-rescue-la.com
CageFree K-9 Rescue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue organization located in Los Angeles dedicated to finding homes for dogs in need. Many of their rescue dogs come from the Los Angeles city shelters and are screened for temperament and sociability, and they have successfully placed hundreds of rescue dogs in loving forever homes. cagefreecanines.com
We are a breed-specific rescue specializing in German Shorthaired Pointers (GSPs). As a not-for-profit organization, we operate through volunteers and networking to assure proper placement and lifetime assistance for each dog and enjoyment by adopting families. California GSP Rescue takes purebred GSPs from any situation for careful evaluation and placement. All dogs are spayed or neuteredd, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and come with a warranty contract which provides lifetime training and support. http://gsp-rescue.org/
Caring Friends Cat Rescue's mission is to rescue and rehabilitate as many abandoned and neglected cats as we can each year. We find loving, safe and permanent homes for all of the cats that we take into our rescue. http://caringfriendscatrescue.com/
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California is dedicated to finding loving homes for German Shepherds who have been abandoned, neglected, abused, relinquished by their owners or surrendered to local animal shelters in the L.A. area.
The Dawg Squad is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 all-volunteer corporation dedicated to improving the welfare of canines, with an emphasis on those with special needs, rottweilers and bully breeds. We make the dream come true, one dog at a time. [MOBILE ADOPTIONS: We show our dogs every Saturday at Unleashed by Petco 5325 W. Centinela Ave Los Angeles, CA 90045 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.]
Dogs on Deathrow is a non-profit organization which rescues dogs facing imminent execution if they do not get interim financial sponsors or foster parents - or receive medical treatment needed to become adoptable. These are "last chance" dogs in high kill shelters who, with your help, can get their "second chance" and become wonderful family pets.
Dogs Without Borders is a non profit 501-c-3 rescue organization which relies solely on foster homes. We currently rescue most dogs from local shelters and strays, but sometimes we rescue dogs from as far away as Taiwan! We believe a dog is a dog no matter where it's from.
Downtown Dog Rescue (DDR) believes in second chances for both dogs and people. Founded in 1996, the group was originally brought together to aid homeless people with dogs. Today – with the belief that they can save more lives by helping to keep pets in their first forever homes – DDR assists low-income families with pets living in some of the most underserved communities in Los Angeles County. As a dedicated member of NKLA, DDR is focused on helping to reduce the number of pets entering L.A. city shelters. They do that by helping to keep pets in their homes, and by running a shelter prevention program, which prevents more than 2,000 pets from entering the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter every year. Since 2006, DDR has also been providing resources to spay and neuter 1,000 dogs every year who live in the Compton community, as well as free dog training. downtowndogrescue.org
English Springer Rescue America, Inc. (ESRA) provides foster care to English springer spaniels relinquished by their owners or impounded by shelters nationwide, as well as offers adoption referral services for those agencies.
Our mission is to educate for trap, neuter and return of feral cats with responsible and funded humane long-term managed care upon return. We advocate that feral cats have the right to a “quality of life” and feral cat caretakers have the right to humanely care for them with recognition and support from their communities. Our workshops address the responsibilities that are essential in navigating the complexities associated with ongoing care upon the return of feral cats following sterilization (TNR) while also maintaining population control at the locations of return.
FixNation is a non-profit organization operating the only free, full-time spay/neuter clinic in Los Angeles for homeless, stray and feral cats. We provide training and resources for Trap-Neuter-Return programs, and provide reduced rate spay/neuter services for tame companion cats. We seek to change public policy so that TNR becomes the sanctioned and government-funded approach to homeless cat management.
Forte Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, seeking solutions for pet-overpopulation, as well as working together with the community to cultivate the human-animal bond through educational programs and activities.
Found Animals Foundation is a privately funded Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to animal welfare issues and led by business and medical professionals. The Found Animals team works directly within the animal welfare community to improve animal shelter processes, fund pet sterilization research, promote effective animal welfare policy, and provide funding to area shelters and spay/neutering clinics. The organization also sponsors and promotes pet adoption, pet spay and neutering, microchipping programs, and various animal- and pet-related events.
German Shepherd Rescue is a no-kill shelter dedicated to saving and finding homes for purebred German Shepherd Dogs. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run by volunteers and funded entirely by donations and adoption fees. The rescue is located in Burbank and open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 1-5PM.
Ghetto Rescue FFoundation (GRFF) is a group of police, fire and civilian personnel who volunteer their free time to save abandoned, injured and neglected dogs from Los Angeles’ streets and in Los Angeles city shelters. Volunteers in the group have been working to save animals’ lives for years, but GRFF didn’t become an official 501c3 nonprofit organization until 2012. The group rescues dogs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. GRFF also educates the public about pet care and adoption, and provides free spay/neuter information. GRFF knows that to save as many dogs as possible, it’s going to take a group effort, which is why they joined the NKLA Coalition. Alongside other NKLA Coalition partners and passionate L.A. residents, they are confident that Los Angeles will become no-kill by 2017. ghettorescueffoundation.org
The Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue is dedicated to changing the lives of Golden Retrievers, and the people who love them. Since 2002, we've rescued more than 4000 dogs and that number continues to grow. We maintain a lifetime commitment to each of our dogs, and will be here to help all of our rescues should they need us again in the future.
Hanging with Friends Animal Rescue is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,Tax ID 45-4880814 founded By Lisa Ellis. It is the mission of Hanging with Friends Animal Rescue to create a more humane, responsible, and loving home environment for all types of pets that are homeless, abused, and abandoned animals.
Happy Angels Dog rescue is a Non-Kill rescue group that specializes in small breed dogs. We are also dedicated to saving dogs from S. Korea. Our partner rescues in South Korea works tirelessly to save dogs from high kill shelters, dog meat farms where they are raised like cattle and slaughtered for their meat.
Haven! CA, Inc. provides temporary housing and care to the animals of domestic violence victims while their human family is in emergency housing themselves.
Heaven on Earth Society for Animals practices a three-pronged approach of spay/neuter, adoptions and lifelong care for the not-so-adoptable. HESA's SpayShip Spay & Neuter Transport Program offers FREE transportation services to low-cost clinics for cats in the San Fernando Valley. Visit us at our mobile adoption events: Saturdays 12-3 at the Van Nuys Petco, 5850 Sepulveda Blvd; Saturdays 12-3 at the Santa Clarita PetSmart, 19059 Golden Valley Rd; Saturdays 12-3 at Village Pet Supply, 4838 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Valley Village; Sundays 12-3 at the Tujunga Petsmart, 6348 Foothill Blvd First Sunday of each month 12-3 at North Hollywood Unleashed, 4821 Lankershim Blvd
Helping Persian Cats network of dedicated volunteers rescues primarily Persians, Himalayans Exotic Shorthairs, Scottish Folds and other breed cats, from local animal shelters in the Southern California area, and from private owners in special circumstances, and from breeders who are no longer able to care for their cats. We provide for their medical care and other needs and our cats reside in cage-free, loving foster homes until adopted. Once ready for adoption, we place them in responsible homes with people who are committed to giving them a lifetime of kindness, love, care and happiness.
Holly's Garden small breed rescue is a non-profit organization created in memory of my loving dog Hollywood. Our goal is to give love and life to small breed dogs of her kind as well as educating the community in proper animal care. Our mission is to provide loving families and secure homes to injured or abandoned small breed dogs.
Home Dog L.A. is the North Central Animal Shelter Intervention Program based in Los Angeles, CA. We are an all volunteer run organization created to help people keep the pets they love by connecting them with the resources they need. We offer practical solutions for people who feel they have no option other than to surrender their pets.
Homeless To Forever is an all-volunteer 501c3 animal rescue organization based in the San Gabriel Valley. The group’s focus is on rescuing dogs and cats who are running out of time in L.A.’s city shelters. In addition to helping animals in shelters find homes, Homeless To Forever helps find families for pets who have been abandoned or who are about to lose their current homes. As an NKLA Coalition partner, the group is dedicated to helping to end the killing of pets in Los Angeles city shelters by 2017. Whether a dog or cat has lost his or her home, never had a home at all, or was abused or neglected, Homeless To Forever will strive to give that pet the second chance he or she deserves. homelesstoforever.com
Hounds and Heroes, founded by Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Sports Broadcaster, and the only female scout in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, is a national nonprofit dedicated to lift the spirits and morale of our active, wounded, and veteran military troops worldwide, and to increase community awareness, education and, involvement about the cruelty to animals and necessary care for animals through rescue, foster, and adoption. Rescuing dogs from the shelter/rescue groups, training and then pairing them up with a soldier who needs a companion as a therapy dog.
I.C.A.R.E. (Into Canine Adoption, Rehabilitation, and Education) Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-breed, no-kill dog rescue organization. We rescue dogs from shelters at risk of being euthanized as well as abandoned, abused, and stray dogs. I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue is dedicated to reducing the number of dogs that are euthanized in our shelters each and every day. Our primary goal is to rescue and rehabilitate these dogs in loving foster homes until they are adopted into their permanent homes.
It’s The Pits is a 501c3 canine rescue that coordinates the fostering and adoption of dogs that haven’t yet found their permanent home. We specialize in American Staffordshire Terriers (“Am Staffs”), Staffordshire Bull Terriers ("Staffy's"), and American Pit Bull Terriers, but will do our best to help all breeds, often by referral to other local rescues that specialize in that type of dog. We are located in San Diego county, as are all of our foster homes. We work alongside our fosters to give the dogs a temporary and loving home before they are placed into permanent homes. We rescue dogs from various shelters, evaluate them, ensure they are healthy, and then match them with the appropriate family. We take pride in matching the best dog for the individual family that contacts us. We do this by matching the activity level of the dog to the family's needs, as well as making sure that the other pets in the home work well with the new addition to the pack. All of this is important in finding the forever home for our rescued pets. All of our events are posted here: http://itsthepits.rescuegroups.org/info/events [MOBILE ADOPTION EVENTS: Every 2nd Saturday of the month we are at the Unleashed b Petco in Scripps Ranch from 11-3. The address is 10625 Scripps Poway Parkway San Diego CA 92131]
J.J. Woofin' Paws Rescue Agency specializes in rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters in Los Angeles and placing them in their forever homes.
Founded by Danny and Debbie Trejo, K9 Compassion works to make a difference in the lives of animals by educating young people about the importance of spay/neuter and by fundraising for other lifesaving programs.
k9 connection provides a motivating and caring learning environment for teens in high-risk situations through bonding with and training shelter dogs in preparation for the dogs’ adoption into permanent, loving homes.
Karma Rescue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving animals in need by finding forever homes for them, and by providing families with resources so they can have long, happy relationships with their new pets. The group works to spread the word about the importance of spay/neuter and offers guidance to strengthen the human-animal bond. Their vision is to help create a compassionate society that provides safety, refuge and protection to all animals. Karma Rescue believes that the only way to achieve this vision is by pooling the resources of all L.A. animal welfare organizations. As an NKLA Coalition partner, the group has been helping to do just that for the last two years. Along with the rest of the NKLA Coalition, Karma Rescue believes that Los Angeles can become a no-kill community, a place where every animal has a safe and loving home. KarmaRescue.org
Kinder4Rescue / Project Flying Chihuahuas has been active in animal rescue for over 20 years and is dedicated in helping reduce pet over-population. www.kinder4rescue.org www.projectflyingchihuahuas.org [ADOPTIONS every Sat/Sun 12-5pm, 12143 Ventura Blvd, Studio City. 101 Free way to Laurel Canyon right/west on-Ventura 1/2 block west Of Laurel Canyon and Ventura, North side of Ventura across the street from Bookstar, In front of Panera restaurant Look for the red tents, we are on the sidewalk Free parking in back!]
We network cats and kittens from local L.A. City and County shelters as well as the streets to save them from being killed. We raise money, vet, match 'em up with fosters/adopters/rescues if we can't take them on ourselves. [MOBILE ADOPTION: Adoptions every Sunday (weather permitting) on Larchmont Blvd. in front of Bank of America (100 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004)]
Founded in 1997, Kitten Rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for homeless cats in Los Angeles. The group operates the Kitten Rescue Sanctuary, which houses about 150 cats at a time, many with special needs. In addition to the cats at the sanctuary, the group cares for around 1,300 animals in foster homes throughout Los Angeles. Kitten Rescue also offer education and assistance to the public regarding all aspects of responsible pet ownership, care of kittens and cats, the importance of spay/neuter, and the proper maintenance and care of feral cat colonies. As a partner in the NKLA Coalition, Kitten Rescue believes that saving the lives of cats is crucial to helping to turn L.A. into NKLA because cats are some of the most at-risk pets in L.A. shelters. KittenRescue.org
Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, is dedicated to a humane solution to cat over-population by focusing on feral colony sterilization and maintenance, and socialization and adoption of feral kittens and stray cats in the Los Angeles area. They provide TNR services to community cats by doing local outreach and identifying problem areas as well as connecting low income pet owners with spay neuter resources.
Krazy for Kats, Inc. is a 501 C3 non-profit rescue and adoption group that is dedicated to helping the homeless and abandoned cats and kittens in Los Angeles. We serve the community by offering rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing all of the animals in our care.
L.A.'s first "shelter shop" that is 100% dedicated to dogs and cats waiting for new homes at our city's animal shelters. Offering a welcoming environment for adoption and selling toys, treats and pet supplies to support adoption. Come meet the amazing dogs and cats who come to us daily from the shelter to find their forever families!
L.I.F.E's mission is to rescue homeless or abandoned dogs and cats and place them in permanent, responsible and loving homes. L.I.F.E. promotes and practices an aggressive spay/neuter effort to help resolve the pet overpopulation problem. L.I.F.E. is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization relying solely on donations to continue its work.
Labs and Friends.org is a 501c3 organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Labrador retrievers and their “friends” in the greater Los Angeles area. The group’s goal is to find the right family for every dog and cat they rescue by providing education and compassion. Labs and Friends.org is run completely by volunteers, so all donations go toward helping animals in need. As a partner in the NKLA Coalition, Labs and Friends.org is committed to helping make Los Angeles a no-kill city. Recently, the group has expanded their work to include saving cats and kittens, some of the most-at-risk pets in shelters. In fact, the group currently helps find more forever homes for cats and kittens at the NKLA Pet Adoption Center. The volunteers at Labs and Friends.org strongly believe that through education, determination and collaboration, we can and will turn L.A. into NKLA. labsandfriends.org
The Latino Alliance for Animal Care Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide humane education to low income and underrepresented communities. Our goal is to incorporate concepts of kindness and respect for animals into the lives of individuals and the communities they live in, through a philosophy that respecting and protecting even the smallest and weakest among us, will help us become more compassionate toward animals and toward one another. http://laacf.org/
Lhasa Happy Homes was created as a safe haven and to find permanent placement of homeless small breed dogs especially Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu and Maltese. Over the past 10 years, we have saved the lives of over 2,000 dogs. One day, we hope to be "out of business!"
LA Animal Services is your 1-stop pet adoption and animal assistance agency, serving L.A. City. Your sponsorship is greatly appreciated and goes a long way in helping us care for the orphaned and abandoned animals in our shelters while they wait for us to find them new homes.
Love that Dog Hollywood is the animal rescue part of The Daddio Collective, “a heart-centered, service-oriented organization working to mentor children, rescue animals and help communities in need.” By encouraging love, compassion and true humanity toward animals, Love that Dog Hollywood believes they can help stop the killing of wonderful companion animals in shelters. An NKLA Coalition partner, Love that Dog Hollywood rescues, rehabilitates and helps find homes for animals who end up in our city’s shelters. Through The Daddio Collective, they create outreach and educational programs, mentor kids ages nine to 17, and share the unconditional love of animals with people everywhere. lovethatdoghollywood.com
Lu Parker Project is dedicated to improving the lives of homeless animals and at-risk youth through education, the arts, and community projects.
Much Love Animal Rescue exists to rescue abused, neglected and homeless animals from the streets and shelters of Los Angeles and place them in loving homes.
National Brittany Rescue & Adoption Network (NBRAN) is an alliance of dedicated Brittany rescue volunteers who share a deep love for the breed and who will work to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Brittanys in need, whether abandoned, lost, stray or surrendered to rescue for placement. As volunteers united in a common cause, we are committed to the care of these dogs in foster homes, and providing for their physical and emotional needs. We are committed in our endeavor to help them with all the resources we have available. We pledge to maintain a community of volunteers who treat each other, and the dogs they rescue, with respect, courtesy, kindness and love. We will seek always to lend encouragement and to support one another, and to facilitate friendly collaboration and cooperation between our volunteers. We believe that by building a supportive, dog-centered organization founded on respect, honesty and integrity, we will always remain focused on the welfare of the dogs entrusted to our care and hold their interests uppermost in our hearts and minds. Our mission is to place these dogs in safe, loving and permanent homes with approved applicants, and to provide a supportive network for our volunteers, who after all, make our goals possible.
New Life Rescue is a unique, community-based organization dedicated to saving the lives of companion animals who are abandoned on the streets, languishing in the shelters, or left behind when their guardians lose their homes to foreclosure or other unforeseen tragedy. Guided by aspirations of a time when every animal has a loving, forever home, we pursue the mission with kindness, compassion and a commitment to excellence, as those in our care deserve nothing less. New Life Rescue serves the greater Los Angeles area and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
No Stray Left Behind's mission is to save as many dogs from euthanasia as possible by rescuing strays off the streets and pulling dogs from death row at local shelters. We also inform the general public about the social and health benefits of spaying and neutering their pets.
One Dog Rescue is dedicated to rescuing the old seniors, sick, injured, overlooked and forgotten dogs due to their medical conditions or red-listed dogs from the shelter that are going to be euthanized. One Dog Rescue often rescues "special needs" dogs from shelters.
For over thirty years, Pet Orphans has been dedicated to the advancement of companion-animal welfare. Pet Orphans mainly services the low-income community of the San Fernando Valley and the surrounding Southern California area. We are committed to decreasing the number of animals euthanized annually in city and county shelters by focusing our efforts on rescue, adoption, medical services, education, and training.
Project Unleashed brings together incarcerated and at-risk youth with rescued dogs through education, rehabilitation and cooperative action. Through a immersive life coaching and K9 trianing/resocialization program, Project Unleashed teaches its participants responsibility, leadership and compassion through the unique connection human beings have with man's best friend. As a program geared toward empowerment and realization of highest potential, Project Unleashed creates stronger individuals and community-based voices of leadership for urban animal welfare issues. Further, the program improves the adoptability of homeless rescue dogs.
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of abandoned, neglected, unwanted, displaced, and abused pugs, giving them a second chance in a loving and caring forever home. We’re all volunteers who donate our time to make a difference in the pug world.
Our mission is to reduce the number of cats and kittens in city shelters until all shelters become no kill. As a 501c3, founded in 1999, we strive daily to rescue and place homeless cats and kittens from the shelters and from the streets into loving homes.
SAAFLA is a public benefit non-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. We serve shelter animals in the community by providing services, programs and support designed to aid in adoptions, retention and education. SAAFLA is dedicated to the following goals: - Funding projects to improve the lives of shelter animals. - Educating children and adults alike on responsible pet guardianship. - Donating funds to support the rescue of at-risk animals in the shelters. - Supporting Los Angeles rescue organizations on special projects and focused fundraising.
Spay4LA is a non-profit mobile clinic providing high quality no cost spay/neuter & low cost vaccines in South Los Angeles to the following zip codes: 90003, 90011, 90018, 90044, 90037 and 90047. www.1888spay4la.org
Our mission is to reduce overpopulation of pets in Lake Los Angeles/Littlerock communities of Southern California by providing transportation and financing for neutering of pets and strays, as well as to rescue and find homes for abandoned and neglected pets.
SNPLA (formerly Clinico) was founded in 2007. Their mission is to ensure that spay and neuter services are affordable and accessible to all pet owners in the Los Angeles area and to create an environment in which animal shelters no longer rely on euthanizing animals as a way of controlling pet population.
Stella's Hope is a 501c3 non-profit all-breed dog rescue located in Orange County, California. We rescue dogs in need from shelters throughout Southern California and beyond, and also assist with abandoned, neglected, or abused dogs. Since 2010, we have rescued and placed 500+ dogs into loving homes.
Stray Cat Alliance educates and empowers the community to advocate for every cat's right to be safe, healthy and valued. We are building a no-kill nation, one stray at a time.
The Animal Protectorates (TAPS) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a four-pronged mission: teach, advocate, protect and support. TAPS teaches the public about spay/neuter and other animal issues; advocates for animals through the Animal Law Guild, a think tank of attorneys and law students whose mission is to change the world for animals through legal advocacy; protects animals in any way they can; and supports other like-minded organizations to help save as many lives as possible. As a partner in the NKLA Coalition, TAPS rescues animals in L.A. city shelters, including cats and dogs with special needs. TAPS also focuses on supporting and unifying local animal welfare organizations to help propel Los Angeles to no-kill status by 2017. tapsusa.org
The Cat Cove rescues cats and kittens from local animal shelters, colonies and takes in owner surrenders.They have TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) projects where they feed, give fresh water and monitor the community cats each day.
In memory of Peter Zippi, a young man dedicated to the care of animals, The Peter Zippi Fund For Animals was founded in 1977 by Dr. Alice Villalobos. We have adopted out over 11,500 pets (mostly cats) since then.
Red Nose Lucy Foundation is dedicated to helping dog rescues save lives, educating the misinformed, promoting responsible ownership, and spreading the positive truth about 'pit bulls'
We are a small rescue dedicated to working with Korean Jindo Dogs, based in Northern Nevada, but active mostly in the Los Angeles/SoCal area where the vast majority of Jindos appear in shelters. We rescue, rehabilitate and re-home the Jindos into forever homes, as well as provide them with medical care when necessary. We also provide hospice care to elderly/terminally ill Jindos so that they can spend their last days/weeks/months in comfort.
Voice For The Animals Foundation is devoted to creating respect and empathy for animals through education, rescue, legislation, and advocacy. [MOBILE ADOPTIONS: Every Sunday from 10am-1pm at the entrance of the Pacific Palisades Farmers' Market, in the U.S. Bank parking lot (15305 W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA).]
Wags and Walks is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to saving dogs in Los Angeles city shelters, and finding safe and suitable homes for them through adoption and advocacy. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, veterinarians and trainers, Wags and Walks rescues hundreds of dogs every year and provides them with loving care while seeking well-matched, carefully screened forever homes. As a partner in the NKLA Coalition, the group strives to educate the public about the importance of pet adoption and to find the perfect pet for every family or individual. Wags and Walks has helped find homes for hundreds of dogs at the NKLA Pet Adoption Center since the center opened in August 2013. wagsandwalks.org
Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, no-kill rescue committed to saving all types of German shepherd dogs from high-kill shelters and adopting them to loving, qualified homes.
What's Up Dog! LA is a 100% volunteer run nonprofit dog rescue whose mission is to place destitute animals from high kill shelters with loving Forever Families. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which means that the IRS has recognized us as a tax-exempt public charity and charitable donations are 100% tax deductible for donors. We also promote spaying and neutering pets to minimize pet overpopulation issues.
Our mission is to rescue Yorkshire Terriers from kill shelters as well as take in owner surrenders. We provide the necessary medical treatment, rehabilitate and find them loving forever homes where they will have a second chance at life.
Featured Coalition Member
Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. For 30 years, Best Friends has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals in the red-rock canyons of southern Utah, and building effective programs all across the country that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, with the goal to Save Them All®. In 2012, Best Friends launched NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles), an initiative that aims to make Los Angeles a no-kill city by 2017 by bringing together shelters, passionate individuals and a coalition of animal welfare groups. Both the NKLA Pet Adoption Center and the Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay/Neuter Center in Mission Hills were opened as part of this lifesaving initiative. bestfriends.org

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Upcoming Event:

Bill Foundation - Mobile Adoption

  • Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Healthy Spot
1110 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401