Can you imagine an America where no pet is killed in a shelter again simply for being unwanted? We can. Led by Best Friends Animal Society, 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. 
When Best Friends launched the No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) initiative in 2012, only 56% of the dogs and cats in the city’s shelters were making it out alive. But thanks to the hard work of so many, including the entire NKLA Coalition, Mayor Garcetti, Los Angeles Animal Services, our fabulous local community and devoted volunteers, we are thrilled to announce a sustained save rate of 90.49% for 2020.
Join us. Together, we can Save Them All®.


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Adopt - Adopting a pet means saving a life. More.

    Visit the NKLA Pet Adoption Center and meet over 100 adoptable pets from NKLA Coalition Partners! Located at 1845 Pontius Ave in West Los Angeles. More.



The NKLA Pet Adoption Center is now OPEN on Saturdays and Sundays from 12PM - 4PM. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

If you are interested in adopting a pet, please complete our dog adoption survey or cat adoption survey or kitten adoption survey to provide us information about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a dog or cat. An adoption specialist will be in touch with you within 48 hours via phone or email to advise next steps. Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support for the animals of Los Angeles during these unprecedented times.


Foster a Pet - Love animals but can't adopt?
Open your home to a foster pet. More
Save a kitten's life by fostering. Get started here.



Spay and Neuter will fix the future - Find Resources



Volunteer - Find Opportunities


Amazon Wish List - Purchase items from the NKLA Amazon wish list. Click here.


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The NKLA Pet Adoption Center is now open by appointment from 12PM - 4PM on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Click here to see dogs currently at our NKLA Pet Adoption Center

Click here to see cats currently at our NKLA Pet Adoption Center

Click here to see adoptable dogs, cats, and kittens at the Mission Hills Lifesaving Center

Click here to see adoptable dogs and cats from our NKLA Coalition Partners

About NKLA

NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) 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 homeless pets in L.A. city shelters.

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