Adoption Partners Directory

Adopt a pet from one of our "Your New Best Friend" Adoption Partners, and receive exclusive Best Friends Pet Hotel benefits.

Our Adoption Partners

We’ve hand-selected these adoption partners based on requirements
important to us that benefit adoptable animals including:

• Maintaining a current 501(c)(3) status
• Upholding a high-compliance spay/neuter program
• Engaging the public to help place pets &
build awareness in the community

When you adopt a pet from one of our Adoption Partners, you'll immediately receive a "Your New Best Friend" Perk Pack containing exclusive savings on boarding, daycare, & grooming services offered at Best Friends Pet Care locations nationwide.

Click on or scroll down to your state below, and see our locations along with a list of their local Adoption Partners.


ARKANSAS • CALIFORNIA • COLORADO • CONNECTICUT • FLORIDA • GEORGIA • ILLINOIS • INDIANA • MARYLAND • MASSACHUSETTES • MICHIGAN • NEW JERSEY • NEW YORK • NORTH CAROLINA • OHIO • PENNSYLVANIA • TEXAS •

Interested in Adoption?

Visit one of our
Adoption Partners Near You (listed below)
or Come to our National Adoption Day!

2023 National Adoption Days: Sun 5/21, Sun 9/17 or Sun 11/5
We will be hosting adoptable pets at our center alongside our adoption partners. In instances where live pets aren't allowed, we will have photos and information.

ARKANSAS

Best Friends in Springdale
Ruby's Rescue & Refuge

Their mission is to help rescue, rehabilitate and find loving homes for homeless dogs that are considered challenging to find homes for based on age, breed, or disability.

ADOPTABLE PETS

CALIFORNIA

Best Friends in Carmichael
Front Street Animal Shelter

The Front Street Animal Shelter does far more than caring for lost and abandoned animals in our community. We provide a variety of services that protect both citizens and animals, including transporting sick or injured animals, rescuing animals, assisting stray dogs, administering a rabies control program, assisting other agencies, and educating pet owners on spay and neutering.

ADOPTABLE PETS

COLORADO

Best Friends in Wheat Ridge
TBD

 

 

CONNECTICUT

Best Friends in Rocky Hill
Connecticut Humane Society

CHS is the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state, serving thousands of pets every year. As an independent nonprofit organization, CHS does not receive any funding from the government and is not associated with any national animal welfare groups. The pets rely solely on the generosity and support of donors and volunteers.

ADOPTABLE PETS

Best Friends in Rocky Hill
Dog Star Rescue

Saving over 5,000 rescue dogs and counting, Dog Star Rescue places stray, abandoned, shelter and owner surrender dogs of all breeds and ages into qualified, caring, lifelong homes.

ADOPTABLE DOGS

Best Friends in Rocky Hill
Meriden Humane Society

Founded in 1893, the Meriden Humane Society is a non-profit, no kill animal shelter and rescue facility. Many of our animals are taken from high risk situations or surrendered by private citizens who are no longer able to care for their animals.

ADOPTABLE PETS

Best Friends in Avon
Town of Avon Animal Control

 

Proudly serving the community of Avon and beyond with all animal related issues; reuniting lost pets with their homes, and offering respite to lost and possibly abused animals.

ADOPTABLE PETS

Best Friends in Bethany
Naugatuck Animal Control Shelter

Animals are available for adoption through the Naugatuck Animal Control Shelter and are funded by the State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Animal Control Population.

ADOPTABLE PETS

FLORIDA

Best Friends in Disney
Pet Rescue by Judy

Pet Rescue By Judy is a non-profit “NO KILL” organization dedicated to the rescuing and rehabilitation, of companion animals. Many of them come to us with medical needs. They are doctored to the best of our ability and resources.

ADOPTABLE PETS

 

Best Friends in Jacksonville
Jacksonville Humane Society

Jacksonville Humane Society cares for nearly 9,000 dogs and cats each year and offers a wide range of community programs including pet adoption, support for pet owners, resources for lost and found animals, low-cost veterinary care, public training classes, youth programs, and more.

ADOPTABLE PETS

GEORGIA

Best Friends in Alpharetta
Furkids

Each year, Furkids rescues more than 5,000 homeless and abandoned animals providing them with the best medical care and nurturing environment while working to find them a forever home.

ADOPTABLE CATS

ADOPTABLE DOGS

Best Friends in Macon
The Kitty & Pittie

The Kitty n Pittie works tirelessly to spread our message of care and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.

ADOPTABLE PETS

Best Friends in Marietta
Cobb County Animal Services

 

Cobb County Animal Services has many adoptable animals housed at their shelter. Although their intent is to adopt animals, their main concern is to make sure that animals are adopted into loving homes capable of handling the new pet.

ADOPTABLE PETS

ILLINOIS

Best Friends in Chicago
Chicago Canine Rescue

Chicago Canine Rescue was founded in 2001 to help find lifelong, loving homes for homeless dogs in Chicagoland and beyond. The dogs in their care come to us from open-intake animal shelter facilities, from a handful of rural partners who lack the resources for adoptions, and from families who can no longer care for them.
ADOPTABLE PETS

Best Friends in Chicago
Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation

Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation is a 100% volunteer based rescue established in 2017. Their goal is to reunite found pets with their owners. If that’s not possible, they will make sure that, through an extensive adoption process, they find them a new home.
ADOPTABLE PETS

Best Friends in Prairie View
Perfectly Posh Paws

The mission of Perfectly Posh Paws is to save the dogs that have been left in shelters, the lonely, the homeless, the strays, the neglected or the one that have been rejected. Our goal is to help the families that are experiencing hardship and place their dog into loving foster homes until they are adopted.
ADOPTABLE PETS

Best Friends in Prairie View
Feral Feline Project

Feral Feline Project started with two women in the summer of 2007. They  understood that the need for spay and neutering of all outdoor cats was not  being met. They are now are a team of hard working volunteers that educate, fundraise and help citizens Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) their colonies.  They educate and encourage TNR to local governments.  
ADOPTABLE PETS

INDIANA

Best Friends in Carmel
TBD

Best Friends in Indianapolis
TBD

MARYLAND

Best Friends in Gaithersburg
Lizzy's Lodge Rescue

Lizzy’s Lodge Rescue is nonprofit foster-based dog rescue located just north of Washington DC. They have placed over six hundred rescue dogs in the past ten years. Unlike some of the large DC-based rescues, they don’t discriminate against dogs because of their breed or what they look like, and they focus on rescuing local dogs from local shelters that would otherwise be euthanized.
ADOPTABLE DOGS

MASSACHUSETTES

Best Friends in Ashland
Dog Orphans Inc.

Dog Orphans, Inc., was founded over 40 years ago by a small group of animal lovers dedicated to saving dogs from pain and suffering. They house stray, homeless and unwanted dogs until suitable permanent homes are found.
ADOPTABLE DOGS

Best Friends in Ashland
Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton is dedicated to providing shelter, care, humane treatment, and loving homes for stray or unwanted companion animals. They seek to serve their community by fostering relationships, promoting education, and making a positive impact on pet overpopulation.
ADOPTABLE PETS

Best Friends in Boxford
& Wakefield
P.A.W.S Project Foundation

 

P.A.W.S. Project Foundation logo
P.A.W.S. Project Foundation rescues animals and supports the existing shelter and rescue groups, they have partnered with thus far, by  providing fundraising, grant writing, and volunteer support

Best Friends in Boxford
& Wakefield
Great Dog Rescue New England

GDRNE is a non-profit, shelterless, all-breed rescue group headquartered in Massachusetts. Our group is comprised of volunteers from all over New England who love dogs and want to help those that end up homeless through no fault of their own. Loyal and loving dogs turn up every day in New England and Southern shelters, as owners turn them in or they’re found roaming the streets after being dumped.
ADOPTABLE DOGS

Best Friends in Sudbury
Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue

Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue’s mission is to provide comprehensive medical care, behavioral evaluations, and adoptive homes to homeless Golden Retrievers in the six New England states. 
ADOPTABLE DOGS

Best Friends in Tyngsboro
Second Chance Ranch Rescue

Our focus is rehabilitation and successful integration. We believe in extensive decompression, evaluation and training before starting the adoption process to ensure we can fully assess the dog to understand the best fit home. Through this holistic approach, Second Chance Ranch Rescue NH will help the lost, forgotten, or misunderstood dogs that slip through the cracks in large format rescue organizations.

ADOPTABLE PETS

MICHIGAN

Best Friends in Clinton
TBD

Best Friends in Lansing
TBD

NEW JERSEY

Best Friends in Berlin
Greyhound Angels Adoption

Greyhound Angels, Inc. is dedicated to the placement of retired racing greyhounds into loving adoptive forever homes. We work with responsible and dedicated breeders, owners, and trainers throughout the racing industry to assist them in placing their retired greyhounds.
ADOPTABLE DOGS

Best Friends in Cinnaminson
New Jersey Bully Rescue

Love of All Dogs believes that every dog has a family out there just waiting for them to arrive. Their goal is to help make that connection. In the meantime, they see to it that every dog they come across will never feel hungry, scared, or lonely again.
ADOPTABLE DOGS

Best Friends in North Plainfield
Plainfield Area Humane Society

Our mission is to find a safe, loving and appropriate home for every homeless pet, including those with special needs or challenges. We strive to treat, heal and provide optimal well-being for the animals placed in our care; and to create an environment where our animals receive love, respect, and attention. 
ADOPTABLE DOGS

Best Friends in Windsor
Trenton Cats Rescue

 

The City of Trenton, NJ like most urban areas of our country today, suffers from many economic and social difficulties, leaving very few resources to care for the forgotten cats who cannot care for themselves. Trenton Cats Rescue is committed to helping needy community, sheltered, and family cats in Trenton, NJ since 2012.
ADOPTABLE CATS

NEW YORK

Best Friends in Chestnut Ridge
Paws 4 Peace

Through our foster – adoption program we provide food, medical, transport, toys, leashes and love to animals in need.  Our animals are retired research animals, shelter dogs or owner surrendered dogs. Initially we focused exclusively on research animals.

ADOPTABLE PETS

NORTH CAROLINA

Best Friends in Charlotte
Humane Society of Union County

For more than 30 years, the Humane Society of Union County has been busy in this little corner of the planet. As a foster-based rescue, our puppies, kittens, dogs and cats live in volunteers’ homes while eagerly awaiting their forever families.

ADOPTABLE PETS

OHIO

Best Friends in Cincinnati
HART Animal Rescue

HART’s mission is to rescue homeless animals, saving them from being euthanized, abandoned, and abuse with the goal of placing them in forever homes. Our rescue animals are housed in foster homes.

AVAILABLE PETS

Best Friends in Cincinnati
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue

Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit and no kill animal rescue based in Cincinnati and Staten Island, New York. We are proudly foster based, meaning our animals live in homes, not shelters. This differentiates us and allows us to more thoroughly get to know our animals, ensuring they are matched with suitable, screened adoptive homes which meet our high standards.

AVAILABLE PETS

PENNSYLVANIA

Best Friends in Chadds Ford
Last Dog Rescue

They take all breeds small to large! They will take in special needs and elderly. They take young to old!
Their Motto: Until the last one has a home!

AVAILABLE PETS

Best Friends in Huntington Valley
Wet Nose Rescue

Wet Nose Rescue is a 100% foster based rescue meaning that while we have an adoption center, we do not kennel dogs there. Instead our adoptable dogs and puppies are kept in local foster homes which allows them to become socialized with families and not kept in a kennel while waiting to be adopted.

AVAILABLE PETS

TEXAS

Best Friends in Cibolo
Schertz Animal Services

The Schertz Animal Services Division of the Police Department enforces the City’s Animal Ordinance and Texas Laws relating to animals, provides an animal adoption program, picks up and shelters stray, sick and/or injured animals, and investigates animal cruelty and neglect.

AVAILABLE PETS

Best Friends in Frisco
Little Elm Animal Shelter

Little Elm Animal Services has a customer-driven approach to animal services. We strive to maintain a clean and inviting animal shelter, and we believe in the professional and ethical performance of our duties, and work to provide a safe and healthy environment for all animals in our care.

AVAILABLE DOGS

AVAILABLE CATS

Best Friends in Houston
Montgomery County Animal Services

The Montgomery County Animal Services provides high-standard sheltering and care to the homeless, abused, and neglected animals in our community and ensures the safety and welfare of the county’s citizens. They are the county’s only open-admissions, municipal shelter. They are open to all animals in need from dogs and cats to farm animals, wildlife, and exotics.

AVAILABLE PETS

Best Friends in Spring
Operation Pets Alive

Operation Pets Alive is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization striving to elevate Montgomery County to a No-Kill community through innovative programs.

AVAILABLE PETS


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