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  • Your Valentine may have four legs

    Your Valentine may have four legs

    Valentine’s Day is tomorrow (February 14), and if you’re thinking of adding a pet dog or cat to your household, Best Friends Animal Society has a deal for you.

  • The Tooth Fairy helps homeless dogs and cats

    The Tooth Fairy helps homeless dogs and cats

    Did you know dental disease is the most common problem that affects dogs and cats? Professional animal dentists have donated their time to help pets in need at Best Friends.

  • What does “No Kill” mean?

    What does “No Kill” mean?

    Although there are still more pets than available homes, shelters and rescues are lowering the number through spay/neuter programs and various adoption events.

  • Helping animals while avoiding burnout

    Helping animals while avoiding burnout

    One of the co-founders of Best Friends Animal Society has co-authored a book titled The Power of Joy in Giving to Animals, an inspiring work for animal lovers.

  • How to earn school credit and help animals

    How to earn school credit and help animals

    Some kids can earn extra school credit and help shelter pets — here are seven possible ways that include improving reading and writing skills to learning photography.

  • Volunteerism at Best Friends

    Volunteerism at Best Friends

    Gallery: Now that autumn is upon us, summer is truly over; read how one family paid a visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, a locale that has something for everybody.

  • Give a dog a job and save a life

    Give a dog a job and save a life

    The Canines with Careers program at Best Friends Animal Society teaches dog trainers and rescue groups how find appropriate rescue and shelter dogs for career work.

  • 71-year-old CEO to run 170 miles to save shelter pets

    71-year-old CEO to run 170 miles to save shelter pets

    With a fundraising goal of $170,000, Best Friends Animal Society CEO Gregory Castle will run the 170-mile, six-stage Grand to Grand Ultra Marathon in Utah on September 21.

  • Former Vick dog Lucas passes away

    Former Vick dog Lucas passes away

    The Pit Bull was considered one of Michael Vick’s grand champion fighting dogs, but he proved the naysayers wrong when he was rehabilitated by Best Friends.

  • Michael Vick’s 2nd Chance

    Michael Vick’s 2nd Chance

    by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society and The Stubby Dog Project A few weeks ago, the whole country got caught up in President Obama’s shout-out to Michael Vick, saying that he was happy that the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles had done something to give the footballer “a second chance.” Why on earth would […]

  • Puppy Mill Initiative (Missouri’s Prop B) draws unlikely opponents

    Puppy Mill Initiative (Missouri’s Prop B) draws unlikely opponents

    As the November voting day draws closer, debate over Missouri’s Prop B — the Puppy Mill initiative – continues to make national headlines. And the arguments are becoming more political with each endorsement and attack. Like other laws aimed at preventing cruelty, Prop B wouldn’t affect anyone who is treating animals with adequate care and […]

  • Sarge, shot 6 times, is finally a lucky dog

    Sarge, shot 6 times, is finally a lucky dog

    Today the planets aligned for me in a way I’m not used to. I had the intense pleasure and honor of having dinner with Michael Mountain, the founder and past president of Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends is home to 22 of the Pit Bulls confiscated from Michael Vick’s property – and has by […]