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Saving the lives of homeless pets in Salt Lake City
Best Friends in Utah works collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals dedicated to making Utah a no-kill state.

Best Friends is committed to bringing the entire country to no-kill by 2025, and while incredible progress has been made, we need your help more than ever.  

To get across the finish line, we’re bringing lifesaving tactics used here in Utah to shelters and rescue groups across the country. We run the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Salt Lake City, which takes in over 2,500 animals each year (including neonatal kittens, dogs and cats), provide resources to the community and lead the NKUT initiative.  

Based on a foundation of compassion and inclusion, we're working together to help both pets and people. We want to make sure that everyone has the same access to loving pets and that every adoptable pet has the option of residing in the comfort of a foster home rather than in a kennel at a shelter. 

Our sanctuary: where it all began

From our sanctuary in southern Utah, our work spread across the country and as the organization grew, we established regional programs and lifesaving centers that have become hubs for innovation and inspiration. We’re bringing lifesaving strategies and programs to shelters and rescue groups throughout the nation.

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Do we sound like your cup of kibble?

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Come work with us and help make a difference.

You can make a lifesaving impact for pets in shelters in Atlanta and around the country.

 

 

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Looking to grow your career?

You can help animals and gain professional experience as a Best Friends intern.