Sponsor an animal

When you sponsor a homeless pet at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, you help that animal in ways that can’t even be counted.

With more than 1,600 animals currently being cared for at the Sanctuary, you’ll be sure to find the perfect match for everyone on your list. With your gift of $25 or more, you can send a special e-card or a printable card that lets your loved one know there’s a very lucky animal who’s awfully grateful.

Choose an animal to sponsor

You can choose to sponsor a dog, cat, horse, pig, goat or bird from the Sanctuary. Select categories below to browse animal stories to find the perfect match for your gift.

Cats to sponsor


Curious cats looking for affection and, perhaps, some catnip.

Other Animals

Other Animals

It's not just the dogs and cats that need your help.

Special needs pets to sponsor

Special Needs

Definitely special, but so much to give beyond their disability.

Meet More Animals to Sponsor >

How Your Sponsorship Gift Helps

You can sponsor any adoptable pet at the Sanctuary, a special place that is a home between homes for more than 1,600 animals on any given day. Pets here stay as long as the need is there, receiving plenty of love and companionship until they find loving families of their own.

Animal sponsorship helps animals find loving homes, provides low- and no-cost spay/neuter programs, supports legislative and public education efforts all across the country that save the lives of pets ― and more.

Pet sponsorship gifts support the work of Best Friends Animal Society and help Save Them All. To assist the greatest number of animals in need, and to make sure your gift does the most good, your donation will be used in combination with other sponsorship gifts to help save the lives of animals.

Questions? Read the Sponsorship FAQ for more information.