BFPA would like to express our deepest thanks to the following businesses who have partnered with us to save the lives of homeless pets in the Triangle:


Crossroads Veterinary Hospital

crossroadslogoBy our side since our start-up in 1998, Crossroads Veterinary Hospital is BFPA’s biggest partner. Dr. Sandy Albright and her staff provide superb care for our animals. They have helped us with dozens of litters of puppies and kittens, nursed many sick dogs and cats, and performed life-saving surgeries. In addition, they provide vaccinations, microchipping, and sterilizations for the animals we bring into the rescue. Many Crossroads staffers have fostered BFPA dogs and cats in their homes, and even adopted a few themselves! They do all of this in a friendly and professional manner that never hints at the fact that they provide all of their services to us at a substantially discounted rate. To schedule an appointment for your pet, call: 919-851-8979

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

ncsulogo The “Perfect Pet Program” provides surgical training for veterinary students in the junior year, in which shelter/rescue group dogs and cats are neutered in the Clinical Skills Laboratory under supervision of faculty.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

It only takes a few minutes to set up, and will remember your choice each time you log in! Please note: Amazon has us as “Bestfriends Pet Adoptions” when making your selection.


Paws in the City

pitclogo Paws in the City is a local, family-owned business that offers holistic and natural food for your dog and cat. Aside from allowing us to hold adoption events, PitC supports local dog and cat rescues through monetary donations and food donations.



Furry Feet Retreat

ffrlogo Owner Teresa Whitley has loved animals all her life. In her career, she’s always wanted to combine her love of animals, her animal care experience, and her nurturing nature into a full-time career. When the opportunity to open Furry Feet Retreat of Cary presented itself, she jumped! Furry Feet Retreat offers doggie day care, dog boarding, professional grooming, do-it-yourself pet washing, pet massage, holistic pet foods, plus two enclosed off-leash dog parks. Thanks, Teresa, for many kindnesses shown BFPA!

To make a reservation for your pet, please call: 919-466-8609

Raising Aid for Dogs At Risk – RADAR Dogs

RADAR is a non-profit organization here to put at-risk dogs on the RADAR by raising vital funds and providing 100% of those funds to help get at-risk dogs out of shelters, into rescues and on to forever homes. The dogs they assist are the most urgently at risk in rural shelters, including senior dogs, black dogs and dogs with medical or special needs. These dogs are adoptable, but often need financial assistance for veterinary care.

BFPA has rescued several RADAR-sponsored dogs in the past few years and is grateful for their financial assistance!

Cedarwood Mobile Veterinary Services

cedarwoodlogoWhether you have a sick pet, a new litter of puppies, or you have just moved into the area, let Dr. Tristin Lamberton bring old-fashioned care to your pets with a convenient house call! Dr. Lamberton has been making house calls to BFPA dogs and cats for years, and we thank her for always being available!


petcologo PETCO became a BFPA partner in 2011. There are several Triangle-area PETCO locations that are kind enough to opens their doors to area rescue groups to host dog and cat adoptathons, where the public and animals can meet. BFPA holds dog adoptathons at the Cary and Southpoint/Durham locations on a regular rotation.





petsmart PetSmart has been a BFPA partner since 1999. There are 11 Triangle-area locations in Garner (2), Apex, Cary, Raleigh (3), Wake Forest, Morrisville, and Durham (2). PetSmart graciously opens their doors to all area rescue groups to host dog and cat adoptathons, where the public and animals can meet.

Unleashed Pet Stores

unleashedlogo Aside from hosting adoption events and generously donating food and treats to BFPA, Unleashed stores offer only natural and safe treats, chews, and other goodies for your pooch. None of their products contain wheat, rice protein concentrate, corn, soy, Propylene Glycol, artifical flavorings, by-products, or chemical preservatives (BHA, BHT, EQ).




All Dogs Allowed

ADAlogoNo matter where you are in your training, All Dogs Allowed can help you get to the next level of understanding and success with your dog. We train dogs to work well with their handler any where – not just home or the training center – but out in public, during travel, and of course, the arrival of guests or new people at home or in the office. We also teach handlers to get behaviors with and without treats, with distractions, around other dogs and more.



phydeauxlogo Phydeaux became a BFPA Partner in 2008. This unique pet shop — now with three locations — carries a full line of only the highest quality pet supplies for dogs, cats, birds, and small animals, including, but not at all limited to: Foods, treats, toys, grooming supplies, cleaning supplies, litter, bedding, collars, leashes, supplements, beds, and crates. Aside from generous donations to BFPA, they also host adoption events several times each year!


Marrlin Photography

marrlinlogo Lindsay Palmer Marr, founder of Marrlin Photography, attended Savannah College of Art & Design and has worked as a Real Estate Photographer, Product Photographer and Fashion Photographer. She spends her free time volunteering for BFPA in many capacities, and takes a majority of the photos you see on our available dogs’ biographies!


Richard Cobb

Richard Cobb has helped BFPA over the past few years by printing our brochures and other event materials. If you want someone to understand your goals, needs and wants who will be your partner in buying or selling a property and will protect your interests every step of the way during this process, please contact Richard at 919-632-0649 or visit his website at



 We would also like to thank 1-800-PetMeds for their generous donation of flea prevention for our adoptable animals!



BFPA prides ourselves on being able to fully equip our fosters with any supplies needed to care for our animals. With anywhere from 50-70 dogs and 20+ cats in our foster program at any given time, that makes for a lot of equipment! Thankfully, SecurCare Self Storage donates one of their units to BFPA free of charge. Their fully fenced, well-lit facility has many security features including an onsite manager, optional tenant insurance, and also sells moving and packing supplies on site and offers a free move-in truck. Plus, you’ll never have to sign a long term contract with their month-to-month rentals! Please visit them at 7012 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612 or call (919) 782-0191 for more information.