Research & Data

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Shelter Data

The following tools put the latest animal welfare industry data right at your fingertips so you can make more informed lifesaving decisions for your organization.

Data Explorer: The Data Explorer is an interactive tool featuring the largest sheltering dataset that exists currently. This data, collected by Best Friends, comes from over 3,300 brick and mortar shelters.

No-Kill Community and Shelter Map: There are thousands of no-kill communities throughout the United States, and more are being added every month. These no-kill communities act on core values that prioritize the health and safety of pets and people in that community — and focus on saving lives through pet adoption, spay/neuter, trap-neuter-return and other lifesaving programs.

Pet Lifesaving Dashboard: This online tool was designed to provide a consistent, data-driven picture of lifesaving in our nation’s animal shelters and inspire community members to take local action for pets in need. Collaboration with our shelter partners is essential to the success of this tool. 

Check out our Gathering Data for Shelters online course.