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Featured Event:

NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) Adoption Weekend

May 03 - May 04, 10am - 5pm
La Brea Tarpits
5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90036

FREE ADMISSION! Meet over 1,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens for adoption from more than 50 Los Angeles rescues and shelters!

Adoption fees start as low as $25, including spay/neuter, shots and microchip, plus a starter kit with food, toys, coupons and other pet-related items.This is a fun, free, family-friendly event with L.A.'s hottest food trucks, exhibitors, and celebrity appearances. Click here to watch the awesome recap video from the first NKLA Adoption Weekend last May, where over 400 animals found homes.

Adopt a new best friend and help turn L.A. into NKLA!


Hosted by Best Friends Animal Society in collaboration with the following generous sponsors:


Particpating rescues and shelters (keep checking back as this list grows as we get closer to the event):

*A Cat's Tale | *Adopt & Shop | *Adopt Me Rescue | *Angel City Pit Bulls | *Animal Wellness Foundation | Baldwin Park Animal Shelter (County) | *Border Collies In Need | *Boston Buddies, Inc. | *Caring Friends Cat Rescue | *Coastal German Shepherd Rescue | *Dogs Without Borders | *German Shepherd Rescue | Good Dog Dog Talk | GreySave | *Hanging with Friends Animal Rescue | Heart Bandits-Greater LA Area | *Kitten Rescue | *Kitty Bungalow-Charm School for Wayward Cats | *LA Animal Services (city animal shelters) | *Labs And Friends.Org | *National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network | New Leash On Life | *No Stray Left Behind | Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA | Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles| Redlands Animal Shelter/Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals | Rescuemepups | RescueWorks! | Tails of the City | *The Animal Protectorates (TAPS) | *The Peter Zippi Memorial Fund for Animals | *Two Dog Farms, Inc. (Korean Jindo Dog Rescue) | *Wags and Walks Rescue | West Coast Animal Rescue | *Westside German Shepherd Rescue | *What's Up Dog! L.A. | Yorkie Rescue of America

*NKLA Coalition partner


Help spread the word! Everything you need is in the digital toolkit. Inside you'll find printable fliers, web images, Facebook timeline and instagram images. Click here to download the NKLA Adoption Weekend Digital Toolkit.

[VIDEO] Watch and share our video with your friends! Check it out on YouTube here.



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April, 2014

BARKS OF LOVE - Adoption Event

April 27, 11am-2pm
Healthy Spot
1880 Newport Boulevard
Costa Mesa CA 92627

Join Barks of Love at Healthy Spot Costa Mesa for an adoption and fundraising event! Stop by to meet their adorable adoptable dogs and learn more about their lifesaving work.



k9 Connection - Charity Poker Event

April 27, 4-9pm
William Turner Gallery Bergamot Station, E1
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica CA 90404

Go ALL IN for k9 Connection on Sunday April 27! For details and VIP or General Admission tickets, go here:


IT'S THE PITS DOG RESCUE - Chocolate Pairing Event

April 26, 6pm
Eclipse Chocolate
2145 Fern Street
San Diego CA 92104

Time to get a puppy sitter because NKLA Coalition partner It's the Pits Rescue has a date night you can't pass up. Enjoy an evening with other pittie parents as you indulge with chef chosen delicacies from the tasty menu of Eclipse Chocolate, enjoy a cold glass of vanilla bean infused water and experience a private chocolate pairing hosted by the creator of Eclipse chocolate himself. Sit down with your date in a small intimate setting for an evening of chocolate bliss and unique gifts to honor a few of our favorite pitties. Register now using this link as seating is limited.

More details in the Facebook event here:

2nd Annual Hoof & Woof Walk

April 19, 8am - 2pm
Los Angeles Equestrian Center
480 Riverside Drive
Burbank CA 91506

The 2nd Annual Hoof & Woof is coming to Burbank on Saturday, April 19! 

NKLA Coalition partner SNP|LA will be onsite with microchipping services. 

NKLA Coalition partners who are attending with their adorable, adoptable pets are:
Best Friends Animal Society-Los Angeles
Boston Buddies Southern California Boston Terrier Rescue
German Shepherd Rescue
The Animal Protectorates (TAPS)

Details and registration are on the event website here:

WAGS AND WALKS - Bingo Fundraiser

April 16, 7-9pm
Hamburger Mary's
8288 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood CA 90046

Wags and Walks is hosting a Bingo Night at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood. The fun starts at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 16th. A suggested donation of $20 will get you bingo cards for 10 games and a chance to win some awesome prizes! We'll also have a few live auction items, including tickets to a taping of Conan O'Brien! 

All proceeds will benefit Wags and Walks and their mission to save 400 dogs in 2014. We may even have a few super cute pups helping us at the door! 

Pussy and Pooch will also be at the event with a spin wheel - spin the wheel and win some cool dog-themed prizes! Your pup will be very happy!

For more information on Wags and Walks, visit

BARKS OF LOVE - Adoption Event

April 13, 11am-2pm
23602 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest CA 92630

Join Barks of Love at Petsmart Lake Forest to meet their adorable adoptable dogs and learn more about their work saving lives and turning LA into NKLA!  


April 12, 11:30-3:30
2910 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica CA 90403

Yes, purebred and Persian mix cats are found in our city's shelters! This Saturday 4/12, head on over to Petco Santa Monica (2910 Wilshire Blvd) to meet NKLA Coalition partner Helping Persian Cats and their adorable, adoptable cats and sweet Chihuahua, Mia, too. You may just fall in love and adopt the next internet sensation!

TWO DOG FARMS - Meltdown Comics Adoption Event

April 04, 7pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90046

Join NKLA Coalition partner Two Dog Farms, Inc (Jindo Rescue) at Meltdown Comics for a #Dogeparty! Meet their adorabel adoptables and learn about their work saving lives in LA. More details here:

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April, 2014

Thank you for being part of No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA)—a Best Friends Initiative aimed at making L.A. a no-kill city by 2017. Together with you and NKLA Coalition partners—some 60-plus animal welfare groups in the Los Angeles area, we are making significant progress toward ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in our city shelters. By hosting a fundraising event on behalf of NKLA, you will help raise critical funds that will bring Los Angeles even closer to being the largest no-kill city in the nation. We call these “Independent Events,” because while NKLA and the animals benefit, YOU are the one in charge!

If you are interested in hosting an event for the cause of NKLA, please complete the form below and we’ll get in touch with you right away. Thank you!

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Thank you for hosting an event to help make L.A. a no-kill city. By checking this box, you are accepting full responsibility for your event and understand that NKLA and Best Friends Animal Society will not be able to provide assistance.

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