Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Our group was born in 1988 when two people rescued a pregnant and abused mutt from a group of drug-using people. She came to be known as Lucky. Lucky received a complete makeover, was housebroken, went to charm school and after acquiring acceptable social graces, she was placed in a loving home with children until the end of her days.
Shortly after this rescue, a small group of people gathered to try to duplicate Lucky's good fortune. In 1989, the process of requesting a non-profit status from the federal government began. After almost a year of correspondence, our non-profit status was granted in 1990 and continues today.
The original group of 20 worked diligently and in its best years touched over 300 dogs and 300 cats in one way or another (shots, worming, spay/neuter, finding homes, reuniting with owners, etc.). After 6 years the small group dwindled down to a handful of volunteers. Those volunteers, although committed to their work, became worn out. The group became inactive.
Best Friends of Baker, Inc. found new friends in 2005 who wished to refresh and revive the original intent of helping pets which will reflect more long-term goals and ultimately establishing a permanent shelter in Baker City.
Best Friend's of Baker, Inc. has an adoption donation fee. This donation fee is dependent on expenses incurred from the animal's rescue until its adoption. All adoption donation fees go directly to a fund which pays for the medical needs, foster care and incidental needs of our current and future rescue animals.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.