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Adopt Utah Pets

Many shelters and rescue groups in Utah are over capacity. By adopting, you give one lucky dog or cat a home and create space for another pet in your community to be rescued.

That's why we're asking pet lovers to locate their nearest shelter and step up to support them by adopting, volunteering, fostering, and promoting the shelter to the rest of their community. 

You can save the lives of cats and dogs in Utah communities when you adopt from your local shelter.

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Featured shelter: West Jordan Animal Shelter

Every month, we’re featuring a Utah shelter and covering their adoption fees.

From May 1-31, 2024, Best Friends is covering all adoption fees at West Jordan Animal Shelter:
5982 New Bingham Hwy
West Jordan, UT 84084

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Adopt a pet near you and save a life

These shelters and rescue groups in Utah are full of loving cats and dogs looking for loving homes with people like you.

Don't see your local shelter listed above?

With more than 60 shelters in the state of Utah, you can find a shelter closest to your home.

Working together to save lives

The No-Kill Utah Coalition (NKUT) is an initiative led by Best Friends that brings together passionate  individuals, city shelters and a group of animal welfare organizations to end the  killing of dogs and cats in shelters throughout the state of Utah. 

The following animal rescue organizations are NKUT partners and provide an additional resource to find your next pet and bring them home!

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Adoption gives homeless pets the second chances they deserve.
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When you adopt a pet, you save lives

By adopting a cat or dog from a shelter or rescue group you’ll not only save a life, but you’ll also you gain a friend — a loyal companion who can offer you comfort and love, no matter what uncertainty life holds.

Not ready to adopt?

You can foster a pet to help save lives.

By bringing a pet into your home for a short time, you’re not only helping that animal, you’re helping to make room in shelters for more cats and dogs in need.

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About Best Friends

Best Friends Animal Society is working to save the lives of cats and dogs all across the country, giving pets second chances and happy homes.

Just a few short years ago, cats and dogs were killed in staggering numbers in this country simply because shelters didn't have the community support or the resources to save their lives. That number is now less than half a million per year, but there’s still work to do to ensure a bright future for every dog and cat in America. 

Best Friends operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and is committed to saving the lives of homeless pets by working with shelters and passionate people like you. Together, we will bring the whole country to no-kill in 2025. Together, we will Save Them All.