Adoptable Pets of the Week

Deputy is a staff favorite at the NKLA Pet Adoption Center! Young and full of energy, Deputy is a Boxer mix who is just about 1 and a half years old. He is eager to learn, super smart, and looking for someone to devote attention to him as he grows up. Deputy would do best in a home with older children, and as the only dog.  

Meet Merlin! He is a 3-year-old Alaskan Husky that is silly, smart, and affectionate – in fact, he loves to stand on his hind legs and give his humans a hug! This well-mannered boy plays well with other dogs and is always ready to share his lighthearted, fun personality with anyone he meets. If you’re seeking a lap dog, Merlin would love to curl up on your lap anytime!

Stanley is about 2 and a half years old, and we like to call him the “class clown-cat.” Outgoing and playful, Stanley would be the perfect addition to a family that already has cats, or he’d be happy to have your lap to call all his own. 

Oh, Figaro! He’s gentle and laid back. He’d make a wonderful companion for someone looking for a low-key couch potato to curl up and watch a movie with. Figaro is only a year old, and he has a heart of gold. While he gets along with other cats, Figaro isn’t the playful type. He’d love to watch the other kitties play while he lounges in a sunny spot!

All of our pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and ready to go to their forever home immediately. Best Friends also provides a collar, customized ID tag, one month of veterinary insurance and a bag of food with every adoption, plus a carrier for cats or leash for dogs. NKLA Pet Adoption Center is located at 1845 Pontius Avenue in West Los Angeles, California. The center is open from noon to 8 p.m. daily. For more information, visit or call (424) 208-8840.

About NKLA NKLA (No Kill Los Angeles) is a coalition of animal welfare organizations, city shelters and passionate individuals, led by Best Friends Animal Society. NKLA is dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in L.A. shelters by providing spay/neuter services where they are needed most so fewer animals go into shelters, and increasing adoptions through the combined efforts of the NKLA coalition so more animals come out of the shelters and go into new homes. In 2012, the coalition's first year of existence, L.A. shelter deaths decreased 12 months in a row, culminating in 4,200 fewer animals killed than in the year prior. Also in 2012, the NKLA Coalition facilitated 23,421 adoptions and 4,458 spay/neuter surgeries were performed.

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262 days ago

Hi Ellen ! Just wanted to let you know I adopted Stanley ! He's having trouble getting along with my old cat, Silvia, but I think they'll both come around. He's so cute and affectionate and definitely trusts fast, lows laying on my lap and looking up at me, gazing into my eyes. he's so cute ! I originally saw him at NKLA back in August and then I saw this post a few weeks later. but i finally got him last week :)

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Susan Grantham
325 days ago

I have only one comment: I have loved Ellen since she had her own sitcom and "came out"; the networks ostracized her and are paying for it now- lesson learned- Success is the best revenge. Her life lessons helped so many others- she is to be reveered.

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