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Adopt a pet to help save lives
When you adopt a homeless dog or cat from a shelter or rescue group in Salt Lake City, you’re saving the life of a loving and loyal animal.

You’re also making space for other pets to find families of their own. And that’s huge. By adopting, you are part of a historic change in how our country regards pets in shelters and you’re helping to Save Them All. 

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Looking to meet fabulous pets in Salt Lake City?

There are so many dogs and cats just waiting for a best friend like you.

If you’re not sure where to start, we can help! Complete a cat adoption survey or a dog adoption survey and we’ll guide you toward just the right pet for your home and lifestyle. An adoption specialist will be in touch with you within 48 hours by phone or email to talk about next steps.

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Adoption fees and current specials

Looking to bring home someone special? Now's the perfect time to do it!

Our regular adoption fees are $75 for dogs, $200 for puppies (younger than six months), $25 for cats and $90 for kittens (younger than six months). Adoption fees are waived for our longest-stay animals.

Please email utahadoptions@bestfriends.org if you have any questions.

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Two-for-One Adoptions
Adopt any cat or kitten for the regular adoption fee and your fees will be waived on a second pet! All pets come spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. 
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Seniors for Seniors
If you're 55 or older and adopt an animal five years or older, your adoption fee is waived!
Adoption stories and “tails”
Feel all the feels with these stories of hope and healing.