Why join the network?

We believe that every shelter, rescue group, transport group, and intake prevention organization is unique, just like each animal in their care. And because of that, each group deserves support and resources designed to address its specific lifesaving needs. Network partners have access to the following resources and tools: 

  • Support from a dedicated regional team for organizations in each state and region to have the opportunity to participate in coalition-building, to learn from groups in surrounding counties and states, and to serve as lifesaving models for others 
  • Access to specialized digital tools, research, tech solutions, and resources developed by Best Friends staff members and other experts from across the country 
  • Opportunities for lifesaving and no-kill sustainability grants that support effective and innovative lifesaving programs, such as adoption, spay/neuter, and intake prevention 
  • Exclusive access to national fundraising events like Strut Your Mutt and national adoption promotions 
  • Discounted registration rates for the annual Best Friends National Conference and the opportunity to attend partner-only networking and appreciation events held during the conference 
  • Scholarships or discounts for Best Friends workshops 
  • Listing on the network website that links visitors to your organization’s website