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Your kindness makes a difference
To homeless pets waiting for families of their very own, you can be a hero.

In 2021, about 355,000 dogs and cats were killed in shelters nationwide just because they didn’t have a safe place to call home. You can help change that. Whether you donate, volunteer your time, foster a pet in your home or advocate for animals in your community, you can make a lifesaving difference.

Smiling person sitting in front of Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Salt Lake City with a dog

Donate: make a gift to save lives

When you make a gift to the animals, you’ll be helping to save the lives of homeless pets in Utah and around the country.

Your contribution supports our lifesaving work and helps shelters across the country to achieve no-kill. Your generosity ensures lifesaving second chances. Your compassion helps to Save Them All.

Smiling person holding a dog at an outdoor event

Volunteer: give your time

You can provide hope and happiness to homeless pets by volunteering.

For animals here in Utah waiting for a family of their very own, your gifts of love, time and companionship make a lifesaving difference.

Two people smiling while sitting outside with an adopted dog

Foster: open your heart and home

When you foster a cat or dog in Salt Lake City, you’re not only providing a safe and loving place for a pet to learn and grow, you’re helping to make room for more animals in the shelter.

Fostering an adoptable animal in your home, even for just a few nights, is a great way to help save a homeless pet’s life.

Person holding three tiny puppies in their arms

Advocate: create positive change

You have the power to create positive change for the animals in your community. Join the Utah 2025 Action Team or start your own today.

Expand pet-friendly housing, provide resources for local community cats and kittens and their caregivers, make sure people can share their lives with any dog they choose, regardless of breed, and more.