Adoptable Pets of the Week

This holiday season, when you adopt a kitty from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, your new cat gets a free ride to your hometown. But hurry, space is limited! Crate and air travel are free for the first 30 cats adopted. Application must be received by December 21st. Adoption fees still apply, except for “experienced” dogs and cats age 8 or older -- adoption fees are waived for senior sweeties through the end of the year!!


Cojack doesn't stand out in crowds. He's not a ham. But he loves attention from his friends and rubs against their hands and all around their ankles. He doesn't really play, but would rather sleep and hang out. He gets along just fine with the other cats. It's just that he prefers to watch their antics rather than be a part of them. He's even comfortable around dogs.

Cojack is good with all people. But because he's kind of a wallflower, he'll need plenty of attention or he could sink into a corner of the room. Born in 2009, Cojack is young and healthy, and dreaming of a place to call home. Won't you make his dream come true?


Balboa's adorable one ear up, one ear down look will make you smile. And when you see him jump, you'll be amazed. This bouncy, happy boy doesn't believe in gravity. An adorable, little Min-Pin, Balboa loves attention and enjoys exploring the world around him. He'd be a great match for an active person who'd enjoy taking him on walks or participating in agility training. Born in 2006, he came to the Sanctuary from a city shelter. In good health, Balboa is a very sweet dog. He finds vets scary, so he needs to wear a muzzle when he visits.

If you love and understand Miniature Pinschers, Balboa would love to meet you! Won't you consider letting him jump into your open arms?

Best Friends adopts to all of the United States and Canada. Please contact Best Friends Animal Society right here.  See all the animals that need homes... at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

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Brittany Creely
586 days ago

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6 days ago
Hi Ellen, I’m Brittany, a sixteen year old from Pittsburgh, PA and I have seen the grace of innocence. I have met angels but not the kind you would imagine. They have no fluffy, feathery wings but they do wear a fluffy coat. They are not clothed in shades of white but they have specks of white mixed in with their orange and black fur. They are as pure as fresh snow. They can tell no lies nor commit no crime. They do what they have to do in order to survive and stick together. I have had since august of this year three stray male cats living on my porch; one black and white cat that I have come to call Moo for his color and two orange and white cats that I have rightfully named Einstein for his brains and Courage for his courageous attitude. My family and I have feed them and cared for them everyday since. They are in truth little miracles despite their situation. They are the friendliest cats I have ever known. Each day they have made it a habit to paw at our windows, walk us to our cars, greet me when I get home from school and follow me as I take my dog for walks. My family and I have repeatedly tried to find these three cats a home with no luck. I am worried for their safety, winter is coming and the streets of my neighborhood are no place for innocence. I am scared for them and writing you today to express that fear and hoping you can change it. I am old enough to no that there is no Santa Clause but wise enough to know there are people out there that embody Saint Nick’s kind soul. For Christmas this year I could care less about presents all I desire is a place that Moo, Einstein and Courage can call home with owners who will care and love them as much as I do. So please Ellen help me find these strays a home. Innocence should be nurtured. The strays of this world should be loved. Angels should be cared for and no one on Christmas should go without a home.

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Someone New
597 days ago

Min-Pins are the best! So adorable,so smart, so much fun!! We have one that we adopted two years ago and we love her VERY much!!

I hope Balboa finds his forever home soon! Whoever adopts him will be very lucky!!!

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Stanzi Stokes
599 days ago

Hi! I'm trying so hard to reach Ellen about an amazing young man, LOU WEGNER. He is 16 and when he was 14 he started an organization called "Kids Against Animal Cruelty" (KAAC) Over the years he and his organization have saved hundreds of dogs and there are kids and teens worldwide who have joined the cause. Please go to the Facebook pages: LOU WEGNER, and KIDS AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY to see pictures and stories of the amazing rescues. I think Lou would be an amazing and inspiring guest to have on Ellen's show.
Stanzi Stokes

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