Give to save lives

The gift you make to Best Friends–Utah is immediately put to use saving the lives of animals. Your donation provides adoption programs, spay/neuter services and more, all across the state. The money also supports the NKUT (No-Kill Utah) Coalition, a group of animal welfare organizations, led by Best Friends–Utah, working together to turn Utah into a no-kill state. Please consider making a gift today.

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You can also contribute directly to care of the kittens at the Best Friends Kitten Nursery. Just click here to give a gift to the kittens from the wish list

In addition, we accept in-kind donations at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center (2005 S 1100 E) in Salt Lake City. You can drop off donations Monday through Saturday between 11 am and 7 pm, and Sundays from 11am to 4pm.

Suggested In-Kind Donations

New or gently used dog and cat items (toys, bedding, blankets, etc).

Any items on our Amazon wish lists:

Food and treats for cats and dogs. Brands we recommend donating include, but are not limited to:

  • Blue Buffalo
  • Iams
  • Innova
  • Kirkland (available at Costco)
  • Natural Balance
  • Natures Domain (available at Costco)
  • Newman’s Own
  • Nutro
  • Purina ONE
  • Simply Nourish
  • Wellness


  • Fleece blankets in orange, green, purple and white with paw prints to match our color-coding system.
  • Kuranda beds, or other orthopedic, chew-proof beds.

Community Cat winter items:

  • Large styrofoam coolers
  • Gorilla Tape
  • Straw

Cleaning and office supplies:

  • Paper towels
  • Laundry detergent (unscented)
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soap
  • Bleach
  • Copy paper

To donate by phone, call 435-644-4801.
By mail, send your gift to:
Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
Please make checks payable to Best Friends Animal Society.

Other ways to give to the animals

Pets in Utah license plate
License plate fund

Support spay/neuter efforts in your community by getting the Best Friends license plate for your vehicle. The plate costs just $25 a year, with all proceeds going to help the animals through Best Friends–Utah’s spay/neuter programs. Click here to get your plate online ( - choose "Pets in Utah" from the list of Special Groups. Or, visit any DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) location in Utah and tell the clerk you want the Pets license plate. Have the old design and want to update? Take your vehicle registration and license plate into any DMV office. If your plate is in good condition, your decals will be replaced for free. If you need a new plate, you'll pay a $15 fee and your new plates will be mailed to you. Your number and registration date will not change.

Tax check-off
You can help save lives with a simple stroke of your pen. Just check “Cat and Dog Spay/Neuter Community Program” on your Utah state tax return and put your taxes to work saving the lives of dogs and cats. The funds raised help low-income families spay or neuter their pets via local veterinarians throughout the state.

Smith's Community Rewards
Give back to Best Friends simply by shopping at Smith's grocery stores! Sign up for Smith's Community Rewards for free, and your purchases add up to donations for the animals of Best Friends Animal Society - Utah. Find out more and enroll at

Squatters’ Chasing Tail Golden Ale
Since 2004, Best Friends–Utah has partnered with Squatters Pubs and Microbrewery to help save the lives of homeless pets. For every Chasing Tail Golden Ale you purchase, the brewery donates five cents to Best Friends.

Employer match
When you give to Best Friends–Utah, your employer may match your gift. That means you may be able to double or triple the impact of your gift through your employer’s matching gift program. Here’s how it works:

  • Make a donation and keep your receipt. Many corporate matching programs allow a period of up to one year after donating to request a match.
  • Check with you human resrources department to see if your employer has a matching gift program. 
  • Download or pick up your company’s matching gift verification form, fill it out and email or mail it to us at Best Friends–Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106.