Planned Giving

Since 1984, Best Friends has been working together with people like you to save the lives of the hundreds of thousands of pets who wind up in this country’s shelters each year.

By making a gift to Best Friends through your will, trust or other financial plan, you’ll not only save lives today, you’ll ensure a bright, safe future for generations of animals to come.

And the benefits to you and your loved ones are hardly insignificant. Planned gifts can reduce income tax and offer substantial tax savings on appreciated properties and securities. Indeed, planned giving is a win for everyone — the animals, your family and you.

Turn your savings into lifesaving

Check out the variety of ways to make a gift to the animals.

Be a Forever Friend

When you leave a gift to the animals through Best Friends planned giving, you become a part of the Forever Friends family — and your legacy ensures that homeless pets know love and safety today, tomorrow and into the future.

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Becoming a Forever Friend offers multiple benefits, including a lifetime subscription to Best Friends, our bi-monthly magazine that’s full of good news stories about animals and the work we do to help save them. You also receive access to our bi-annual Forever Friends newsletter, which focuses on those supporting animals through planned giving.

Forever Friends also receive invitations to special events, fireside chats and select Sanctuary activities, as well as have access to a personal contact at Best Friends, should you need one.

See why others support Best Friends' lifesaving through planned giving

Meet the team

Our planned giving team is experienced, dedicated and committed to working with you to make the right gift for you.

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Andrea Grane
Angela Li sitting on a couch with a cat
Beth Wolfer
Kathy Stolzenburg
Jaime Archer
Matt Claflin
Karen Gallardo

Ensuring a lifetime of care for your pets

As you prepare your estate, we encourage you to plan for your dogs, cats and other pets should they outlive you. Your animals will need immediate care and love, and this checklist can help you get started.

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For professional advisors

As an advisor, you value integrity and honesty, and you take great care when assisting your clients.

At Best Friends, we share those values and take the same care when it comes to helping our donors plan charitable gifts. We understand that these gifts can be an important part of your clients’ overall financial and estate plans and can help ensure that they find the right plan for them.

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Need help making a gift?

By making a gift to Best Friends Animal Society through your will, trust or another legacy plan, you can create an enduring gift to help Save Them All well into the future.

If you have questions, please call 435-644-2001 ext. 4503, or email plannedgiving@bestfriends.org, or let us know about your gift via our safe and secure online form.

Best Friends Animal Society is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit (Tax ID# 23-7147797) and we have sample bequest language available if needed:

I give to Best Friends Animal Society, a Utah corporation with its principal offices at 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741, (the sum of $ ___ ) (all or ___ % of my residual estate) to be used for its general purposes.

Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741