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 pets in L.A. city shelters simply because they don't have safe places to call home. 

Best Friends’ plan to turn L.A. into a no-kill city 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. We know that only together can we Save Them All, so we work to provide resources for other groups to perform lifesaving work like spay and neuter and adoptions programs all over the city, in addition to our own.

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 Lifesaving Center in Mission Hills (15321 Brand Boulevard, Mission Hills, CA 91345).

In 2018, the NKLA Coalition helped find homes for more than 24,000 dogs and cats, and Best Friends provided support for about 7,500 spay/neuter surgeries for L.A. pets.

The NKLA initiative is poised to serve as a model for how the entire nation can become no-kill, with no pet ever having to die in a shelter again simply because they do not have a home. Since NKLA launched, the City of Los Angeles’ total save rate increased from 57.7% in 2011 to 89.7% in 2018. Together, we can Save Them All®.

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

Coalition Partners (143 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.
Passion AkitaRescue 222temp A Passion For Paws Rescue is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming Akitas and other large breed dogs. Their focus is to save dogs most likely to be killed in shelters and to give them the second chance to share canine companionship with a loving family.
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!
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.
AGWC Rockin' Rescues is an animal adoption center operating on behalf of dogs and cats who were rescued from various situations such a foreclosures, abandoned, and overcrowding at shelters.
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.
Alley Cat Rescue is leading the way to promote humane and compassionate care for all cats. ACR promotes compassion and humane care for cats through effective programs. For more information about Alley Cat Rescue, visit
Angel City Pit Bulls is dedicated to creating a better future for pit bulls by promoting their positive image as loving family companions through education, public advocacy, adoptions, and owner support. Angel City Pit Bulls (ACPB) was founded in 2010 and has grown to be one of the largest pit bull rescue organizations in the country. ACPB's efforts center on improving positive outcomes in L.A. city animal shelters by providing support and programming, rescue and adoption, community education and support to increase owner retention, and offering targeted spay/neuter programs.
Angels Bark Dog Rescue's mission is to provide dogs with the best chance to live in a safe environment and be treated with respect, compassion, and integrity. They strive to ensure the best match for their adoptable dogs and provide education about dog care responsibilities. Through their efforts, Angels Bark Dog Rescue strives to improve the quality of life for animals and reduce the number of pets being killed because they do not have a safe place to call home.
Angels For Animals Rescue works with area shelters and volunteers to save at-risk animals from overcrowded shelters and places them in a foster home until they are ready for adoption.
Animal Protection & Rescue League’s Orange County chapter is devoted to ending animal cruelty and suffering through education, outreach, direct action and personal change. They encourage people and organizations to rethink the use of animals for food, clothing and entertainment. Animal Protection & Rescue League have launched campaigns to oppose fur, rodeos, foie gras, animal circuses, elephant rides, puppy mills, and other cruel practices.
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.
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.
The Bark Avenue Foundation’s mission is to empower pet owners and local communities to reduce the number of abandoned animals through spay/neuter, pet retention and reclamation, and education. They offer free spay/neuter mobile clinics and go into schools to provide children with humane education.
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.
Beople's Buddies Animal Rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to rehabilitate abandoned dogs and cats and promote forever homes through compatibility-based placements. Our vision is to enhance the interconnectivity of animal life, human life, and the environment; every time one of our buddies is adopted, we celebrate by planting a tree!
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.
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.
BorderColliesInNeed LOGO ADI 222W 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.
Boston Buddies ADI 222W 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 ADI 222W 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:
Care's mission is to shelter and provide the cats and dogs who have come under their stewardship with a quality life via spacious living quarters, good food, veterinary care, love and gentle handling regardless of age or health or handicaps. They strive to carefully seek new loving homes for all cats and dogs, provide quality lifetime care for those who are not yet adopted, support individuals who have rescued homeless dogs or cats, educate the public and pet owners about spay/neuter, behavioral counseling, counseling on any issues that might arise and public outreach toward a more loving, responsible and permanent relationship with pets.
CagefreeK9Rescue Logo ADI 222W 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.
CAGSP logo ADI 222W 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.
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.
A non-profit organization dedicated to health and well being of animals in need. For more information about Caring Songs For All Creatures, visit the organization's Facebook page at
CatCafe Lounge's mission is to help make LA a no-kill city through increased adoptions while socializing cats.
Chews Life Dog Rescue was founded by a group of dog lovers in Los Angeles, CA. We are dedicated to re-homing and providing love to dogs from local high kill shelters, abandoned strays, and neglected dogs of all breeds. We are primarily based in Los Angeles but also work in Orange County, Riverside County, and San Diego County. We save dogs off of the streets and from local animal shelters and put them into loving homes. All of our dogs are in foster care; we do not currently own boarding or kennel facilities. We pride ourselves on giving second chances to dogs who no one else will give a chance to. We primarily rescue bully breed dogs who have been deemed "aggressive" due to past abuse or neglect. We work closely with dog behaviorists and trainers to rehabilitate these dogs and change the public's perception of dogs. We are firm believers that a dog is only as good as the person leading him/her; we are here not only to save dogs from euthanasia but also to help teach the public about dog psychology and learn how to take responsibility for how a dog behaves.
Chi Angeles Rescue is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit rescue organization working to rescue Chihuahua's out of the Los Angeles city high kill shelters. Learn more at
Coastal Logo(2) ADI 222W 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.
Delaney's  Black & White 222 Delaney's Dog, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, is a volunteer run, all breed dog rescue serving the Los Angeles & SoCal communities. They rescue, rehabilitate, and provide care for homeless dogs until they find the "right" forever home. Delaney's Dog strongly believes there is a right person for every dog and a right dog for every person.
Dogs of Service provides military members with service dogs who were rescued from the shelter, free of charge. We also simultaneously work to build a community of support.
Dogs on deathrow ADI 222W 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 ADI 222W 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.
DDR logoGREEN ADI 222W 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.
ESRA logo ADI 222W 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.
FeralCatCaretakersCoalition LOGO ADI 222W 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.
FN logo tagline outlines 222 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 LOGO ADI 222W 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.
FA Basic NoTag ADI 222W 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.
Friends of Cats, Inc. is a no-kill shelter for cats located in El Cajon, California. They are dedicated to providing shelter and medical care to abandoned cats and those whose owners are unable to care for them. Once their health is assured, they work to find these cats good homes.
Furry Foundation is dedicated to caring for abandoned, neglected, abused, injured and feral animals that find themselves living in public spaces with little to no assistance. Through foster care, they strive for locating the ideal home for animals that are receptive to human contact and affection. For animals that are not receptive to human contact and affection, they aim to assist with on-location care and shelter wherever possible.
Furry Tails Rescue ADI 222 Furry Tails Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of animals in the shelter system and abandoned on the streets. We provide vetting and training and place them in loving homes.
GSR logo ADI 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.
GOLDEN RETRIEVER 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.
Good Dog - Dog Talk Inc is a volunteer-based group that rescues, rehabilitates, and strives to establish a forever home for homeless dogs in the Los Angeles area.
Housing Equality and Advocacy Resource Team (HEART L.A.), is a nonprofit public interest law firm that provides legal representation and advocacy to keep people and their companion animals housed. Many individuals and families are being forced out of their homes due to having pets. At HEART L.A. we believe no one should be illegally evicted because of their companion animal.
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.
Helping Persian Cats 222W New 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.
Henrys Hope Foundation 222 LOGO hr1 ADI Henry's Hope Foundation is saving injured and abandoned pets in Los Angeles shelters and providing rehabilitation one at a time. They are working in conjunction with sister groups and strive to save more lives together.
hollys garden rescue ADI 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.
Hollywood Huskies is a non-profit rescue saving huskies and husky mixes in Southern California.
Located in Los Angeles, Hollywoof is focused on fighting the epidemic of pet overpopulation by providing education, easily accessible resources, outreach and activism.
HomeDogLA 222W 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 Foundation Logo ADI 222W 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.
Home Fur All's mission is to work with local shelters and rescue groups to give homeless and rescued animals more opportunities to meet their future fur parents by inviting them to their open houses and special events that they host.
Hounds And Heroes ADI 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 Dream of Home Rescue's (IDOHR) mission is to rescue abandoned, unwanted and surrendered animals. While the organization searches for loving homes, they give them what all animals deserve: shelter, food, veterinary care, and love. IDOHR also advocates and educates communities about the importance of pet adoption, spaying/neutering and proper pet care. Find out more about IDOHR at or on Facebook and/or Instagram @idoh_rescue.
I Stand With My Pack is a non-profit organization providing global assistance to save the lives of animals and prevent suffering and cruelty. ISWMP’s domestic efforts focus on the successful removal of dogs from LA city and county high-risk kill shelters, assisting dogs through the rehabilitative process and successfully placing them in their forever homes.
NKLA Coalition Logo 222W 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.
ITs The Pits Logo ADI 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: [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]
jjwoofinpawslogo ADI J.J. Woofin' Paws Rescue Agency specializes in rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters in Los Angeles and placing them in their forever homes.
The Jackson Galaxy Foundation was created to improve the lives of sheltered animals by transforming the places they live and by helping the people who care for them.
K9LOGO ADI 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 OPCC Logo ADI 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.
Founded in 2003, Karma Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to end economic euthanasia of pets and prevent shelter overcrowding by providing life-saving aid to low-income families and free spay/neuter services to under-served communities throughout Los Angeles. Economic euthanasia is the heartbreaking trend of animals being surrendered to overcrowded shelters and/or put down because their owners cannot afford an unexpected expense -- over half a million companion animals are euthanized each year. Karma’s approach is strategic -- rather than work in areas already oversaturated with similar programs, Karma researches and works in targeted zip codes that don’t receive the same attention and necessary resources as other areas in Los Angeles.
kitt Crusaders ADI222W 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)]
KR new logo final greyscale 222W 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.
kitty Bungalow CATS ADI 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.
Kitty of Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides funds and resources for shelter animals and community cats in Los Angeles. Our primary focus is on animals at risk of being euthanized in city and county shelters, including underage kittens and puppies and animals with health needs. Our immediate goal is to place at-risk animals into foster homes until they are able to be adopted into loving homes. While fostering is an immediate goal, we are also focused on adoptions, partnering with shelters and communities and helping with the cat colonies. While achieving our goals, we want to share every step of our journey.
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.
Love And Leashes LOGO ADI 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!
LIFE logo 2012 ADI 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 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 is run completely by volunteers, so all donations go toward helping animals in need. As a partner in the NKLA Coalition, Labs and 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 strongly believe that through education, determination and collaboration, we can and will turn L.A. into NKLA.
LAACF 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.
League of Extraordinary Mutts (LEOM) is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill, volunteer dog rescue organization serving the Los Angeles metro area who focus on animals least likely to receive another chance in an overcrowded shelter due to physical, emotional, behavioral or health issues. They strive to prove these animals in need deserve another chance, and have the ability to respond in a positive manner with compassionate care that will heal and thrive their spirit.
Lifeline for Pets is a no-kill animal rescue group based in Pasadena, California. We provide care for homeless cats until a loving home can be found for them. We have many adorable and loving pets waiting for their forever homes. Our goal is to help these deserving animals have a long, happy life!
Little Wolf Rescue is on a mission is to save homeless animals from abandonment and neglect, and help them find their best possible forever homes! They are dedicated to finding the right fit both for their animals and their adopters.
LAAS logo large ADI 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.
Lost And Found Dogs USA Network 222 LOGO hr1 ADI Working to resolve pet abandonment and overpopulation through community participation and education. Their Boarding and Adoption Center is open daily to the public for adoptions, 11AM-5PM; 40939 16th St West, Palmdale, California;
Love at First Mutt is dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned dogs from overcrowded animal shelters. Overcrowding in shelters leads to euthanizing far too many friendly and healthy pets every year. The organization strives to better the lives of the animals in their community by educating the public on ways to stop animal cruelty and to promote spaying/neutering of dogs/cats to reduce pet overpopulation.
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.
lu ADI Lu Parker Project is dedicated to improving the lives of homeless animals and at-risk youth through education, the arts, and community projects.
Marley’s Mutts is a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, trains and re-homes death row dogs from Kern County and Los Angeles' high-kill animal shelters. In addition, they utilize rescued dogs to transform people’s lives through the power of the human-canine bond. They empower dogs and people to live healthy, happy and productive lives.
Marley’s Pit Stop Rescue is an all volunteer, grassroots animal charity inspired by a pit bull mix named Marley whose life was saved after being rescued from a high kill shelter in Los Angeles. While pit bulls and pit bull mixes will always have our heart, Marley's Pit Stop Rescue rescues all breeds and focuses on intercepting animals before they are surrendered to high kill shelters.
MuchLove logo big ADI 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.
Mutt Hut Rescue, Inc. is a non profit 501(c)(3) rescue who saves the unwanted, forgotten, and surrendered dogs of Southern California. They are a foster based rescue with animals in Ventura County, Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside county in foster homes. They rescue dogs of all breeds, all sizes and all ages!
NBRAN ADI 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.
Founded in 1996, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Santa Paula, California. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters.
New Life K9 Rescue LOGO ADI 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.
nostray ADI 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 ADI 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.
Operation Blankets of Love 222 Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) is an award-winning non-profit 501(c)3 public charity that collects, transports and distributes recycled and new pet-related items to comfort stray, sick, neglected and abused homeless animals in shelters, rescue groups, sanctuaries and foster groups. In addition, as an Emergency Response Team, we partner with those organizations to provide relief and comfort to animals that are displaced or endangered by catastrophe.
Outta the Cage began when a group of technology professionals began volunteering at high-kill shelters. This grass roots effort – and the resulting data – taught us a lot about successful tactics for getting shelter animals adopted. Our mission at Outta the Cage is to get shelter animals seen as individuals in order to find them forever homes. For more information about Outta the Cage, visit
Pacific Pups Rescue is a non-profit dog rescue group working to help make Los Angeles no-kill by rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding suitable adopters for homeless dogs. They rescue dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes from high-kill shelters, as well as help the community with their dogs during extenuating circumstances.
PATCH is a small foster based rescue in the high desert of southern California that is looking to P.air A.nimals T.o C.aring H.omes through adoption and education. They are fighting to eliminate homeless animals one at a time so rescue agencies no longer have to exist!
Paw Parent Animal Sanctuary in Lancaster, California is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3), no kill, all breed, domestic companion animal rescue organization dedicated to placing homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in permanent, loving, responsible homes. All animals are fully vetted before adoption. Our continuing mission is to rescue and provide safe, responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. For more information about Paw Parents, visit
PawPrintsSand Logo 222 Paw Prints in the Sand's mission is to save as many lives as possible and to see an end to animal abuse, abandonment and neglect. They strive to reduce shelter overpopulation and the number of stray animals who roam the L.A. streets by promoting spaying and neutering, responsible pet ownership and pet retention.
Paws for Life K9 Rescue pulls dogs from high-kill shelters. Often, the ones who will be euthanized. We do this because our trainers can dedicate all of their time to their rehabilitation. By lowering euthanasia rates and preparing dogs for service jobs, Paws for Life is proving that everyone deserves a second chance.
Pedro Pet Pals non-profit volunteer-only organization that supports local animal shelters, including Harbor Animal Shelter, with supplies, medical equipment, and fund-raising events.
PetOrphansLogo ADI 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.
Pet Rescue Solutions' mission is to lower the euthanization rate in animal shelters. They promote spay/neuter, educate and re-home pets into loving forever homes. Pet Rescue Solutions strives to be the voice of pets in need.
In memory of Peter Zippi, a young man dedicated to the care of animals, the Peter Zippi Memorial Fund Inc. was founded in 1977 by Dr. Alice Villalobos. We have adopted out over 11,500 pets (mostly cats) since then.
Precious Pals Pet Rescue is located in Los Angeles, CA. They rescue, rehabilitate and rehome neglected and abused animals that are saved from high kill shelters in So Cal. They are an all volunteer and foster based rescue that solely relies on donations, fundraisers and adoptions.
Project Minnie is an organization dedicated to helping homeless animals with homeless guardians by providing food, reusable water bowls, harnesses, leashes, collars and limited vet care in Venice, CA.
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.
PugNation LOGO ADI 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.
Rancho De Rescue is a small 501c3 non-profit rescue committed to saving dogs from high- kill shelters in the Los Angeles area.
Road Dogs & Rescue is a one-woman rescue in Los Angeles focusing on the ‘bulldoggy’ breeds (French/English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs) plus the occasional small scruffamuffin!
An animal welfare group focused on pet health/wellness education, TNR, kitten rescue, and referrals to low cost service clinics in the San Gabriel Valley area. Their mission is in promoting spay/neuter, vaccination and adoptions to keep pets healthy and prevent pet overpopulation.
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.
Soula's Way is an animal rescue and retention nonprofit looking to make the world a better place for all pets, led with the love and admiration for all animals, by a very young girl named Soula. Our goal is to find the best forever homes for our rescues and share valuable information for greater pet retention.
Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue's mission is to find loving, lifetime homes for all Southern California Golden Retrievers in need, regardless of conditions or circumstances. They will always strive to heal the sick and injured, rehabilitate the neglected and abused, and nurture the aged and unwanted until the perfect forever family showers them with unconditional love.
SoCal Siamese Rescue 222w Southern California Siamese Rescue rescues homeless and abandoned Siamese cats in Southern California and places them into permanent happy homes. They are part of the nation-wide partnership of individual non-profit Siamese Rescue Centers that are dedicated to saving lives.
Spay4LA Logo(JPEG) ADI 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.
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.
starpaw logo bw 222 Star Paws Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving animals in need by finding homes for animals relinquished to shelters or who would be shelter-bound if not for our interception. Our goals are to help decrease the number of animals being euthanized, provide safe, caring and permanent homes for the animals and help raise awareness of the need for spaying and neutering.
stella logo ADI 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.
SCA logo w name ADI 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 CAT COVE 222 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.
THECATSMEOW LOGO 222 The Cat’s Meow Animal Rescue is a 100% volunteer-run, registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue organization devoted to helping cats in the greater Los Angeles area. They rescue cats from city shelters and off the streets and provide them with medical care and love until they are adopted. The Cat's Meow also provides education to local communities about the importance of spay and neuter to help reduce the number of animals entering city animal shelters.
The Kris Kelly Foundation was founded by Kris Kelly after many years of dreaming of her own Non-Profit to save animals from abuse, slaughter, and neglect. The Foundation is taking an approach to not only work for animals but work for people also.
Little Angels Project provides free or low cost medical care, surgery and education for rescue groups and non-profit rehab/zoo facilities.
The Little Lion Foundation is a small rescue that focuses on saving the lives of orphaned and underaged kittens everyday. Founded in May 2016, they have already saved hundreds of kittens and mom cats with their babies. Their mission is to educate the community on caring for the tiny kittens and to end euthanasia of neonatal kittens in Los Angeles shelters.
The PAW Mission provides access to veterinary care for low income families. Their mission is to create culture change through humane education and to rescue the most at risk animals from euthanasia at shelters.
The Pet Care Foundation is a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, spay/neuter and adoption of homeless pets in the Los Angeles area. Programs include in-house adoption events at all 6 LA City Shelters, mobile adoption events at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills, ADOPT A PET TODAY television show airing on the LA City, Beverly Hills City and West Hollywood City TV channels, extensive social media networking, magazine and newspaper advertising.
RNLF Logo ADI 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'
Two Dog Farms ADI 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.
The Two Hands Four Paws Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing a high quality of life, specifically improved mobility, to animals that might otherwise not have the means or access to receive it. We work with veterinarians, physical rehabilitation professionals, mobility-aid companies to get animals up and moving again.
Voice for Animals logo ADI 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).]
WDRbandw 222 Saving lives, strengthening families and creating a compassionate future through rescue, education and adoption.
In March 2015 Waggytail Rescue initiated their Waggy West program. Their goal is to rescue at-risk small breed dogs in Los Angeles and transporting them to New York where they can find them loving, forever homes.
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.
Walk Me Home Rescue Group is an all-volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue as many animals from shelters and place them in good, loving homes for the rest of their lives.
Watts Project Logo 222 Watts Project is dedicated to rescuing abused, neglected and injured animals from the streets and shelters in Watts and South Los Angeles. Volunteers work hand and hand with these communities to bring awareness of the importance of spay and neuter and responsible pet ownership. Watts Project may also provide medical care, pet food, leashes, collars, flea medication and dog houses to animals in need.
WGSR logo blue ADI 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.
Yorkie Rescue of America Client LOGO 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.
Zazzy Cats 2 ADI 222 Zazzy Cats Kitty Rescue is a Long Beach based cat rescue. Our primary goal is the rescue, medical treatment, rehabilitation, foster and adoption of abandoned and unwanted cats, kittens, expecting and nursing mothers at high risk of euthanasia in LA city and county shelters.
Ziggy and Friends mission is to rescue as many unwanted cats and kittens in Los Angeles shelters; provide for veterinary treatment, if necessary; and place them in caring foster homes prior to adoption by families that have been thoroughly checked out.
Zoey's Place Rescue is a small non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and welfare of stray cats in the Long Beach and North OC area. Their focus is on the hard-to-place cases with the belief of maintaining a more holistic approach to veterinary health. Zoey's Place Rescue has adoptable cats in a permanent cattery at Petsmart Huntington Beach.
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Henry's Hope Foundation
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Henry's Hope Foundation is saving injured and abandoned pets in Los Angeles shelters and providing rehabilitation one at a time. They are working in conjunction with sister groups and strive to save more lives together.