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November 08 - November 09, 10AM-4PM
La Brea Tarpits
5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90036

Thank you, Los Angeles, for proving you're not just the City of Angels, but a true community of heroes. Hundreds of cats and dogs found homes during the NKLA Adoption Weekend! Still, many of those Very Important Pets are waiting to be chosen for adoption. If you missed the event, or are considering adding to your family, please check out this album of available dogs:


Read the exciting event recap! Click here.


FREE ADMISSION! Meet over 1,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens for adoption from featured NKLA Coalition partners, Los Angeles area animal shelters and animal welfare organizations!

SITE MAP (click here to view and download PDF)

Adoption fees start at just $50 and all pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Adopters receive a free starter kit including pet food, toys, coupons and more!

Last spring, more than 500 animals found homes. To see pictures from the Spring 2014 NKLA Adoption Weekend, check out our Facebook page here!

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 with adoptable pets:

Adopt Me Rescue* | Angel City Pit Bulls* | Animal Wellness Foundation* | Border Collies In Need* | Boston Buddies* | Caring Friends Cat Rescue* | Dogs Without Borders* | Downtown Dog Rescue* | Found Animals Foundation Adopt & Shop* | Good Dog Dog Talk | Hanging with Friends Animal Rescue* | Heart Bandits - Greater LA Area | k9 Connection | Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats* | Kitt Crusaders, Inc | National Brittany Rescue & Adoption Network, Inc.* | No Stray Left Behind* | New Leash on Life | Peter Zippi Fund for Animals* | Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles* | RescueWorks! | Saving Grace L.A. | The Animal Protectorates (TAPS)* | The Cat Cove | Two Dog Farms* | Wags and Walks* | West Coast Animal Rescue | Yorkie Rescue of America*

L.A. Animal Services (LAAS)* | East Valley, Harbor, North Central, South LA, West LA, West Valley

L.A. County Animal Shelters | Baldwin Park, Downey, Carson (Saturday only), Aguora Hills (Sunday only), Lancaster (Sunday only)

Redlands Animal Shelter (REDFOSA)

*NKLA Coalition partner


NEW! Get to know NKLA Coalition partners are saving lives in Los Angeles! Visit their info booth to get involved and help  turn L.A. into a no-kill city by 2017:

Adopt & Shop | FixNation | Haven! CA | Heaven on Earth Society for Animals | SNPLA | Stray Cat Alliance


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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November, 2014


November 16, 2-6pm
Bar and Garden
6142 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City CA 90232
Celebrate the Autumn Harvest and PARTY with us! Wine, beer, food, music and fun- plus a silent auction and a raffle of everything from art to wine! Meet Celebrity Guests of Feline Persuasion who will be looking for forever homes. Purchase your $20.00 tickets online
For more information contact or call us at 310-820-4122

KITTEN RESCUE - Black Cat Affair

November 15 - November 16, Noon-4PM
Petsmart and Burbank Pet Plaza
various locations
Los Angeles CA 91506

NKLA Coalition partner Kitten Rescue is hosting their annual BLACK CAT AFFAIR adoption promotion from noon-4PM. Adoption fees start at just $60 ($100.00 for a pair!) and adopters go home with a gift bag full of goodies for their new family member!

- Saturday 11/15: PetSmart- Canoga Park (21311 Victory Blvd) and West LA (11250 W. Olympic Blvd)
- Sunday 11/16: Burbank Pet Plaza (1080 W. Alameda)

More details here.

MUCH LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE - West LA Shelter Takeover

November 15, 9AM-4PM
West LA Animal Shelter
11361 W. Pico Blvd.
West Los Angeles CA 90064

SATURDAY NOV 15 - NKLA Coalition partner Much Love Animal Rescue will be bringing the love to West LA Shelter - Los Angeles Animal Services from 9AM-4PM! Their friendly volunteers will be on-hand to help you find your perfect match! Reduced adoption fees for the first 50 dogs & cats who get adopted, grooming to spruce up your new best friend, and more! The West LA Animal Shelter is located at 11361 W. Pico Blvd. Adopt, save a life, and spend the holidays with your new family member!

Want to volunteer to help? Email


November 08, 6 pm
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90049

Join us for a magical evening, featuring a lovely vegan dinner and cocktails, celebrity guests, entertainment, a fabulous silent and live auction... all to benefit Kitten Rescue, so that we can save more animals! Tickets will be available for purchase soon! 

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November, 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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