About Best Friends in Utah

Best Friends Animal Society in Utah is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Utah a no-kill state. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Sugar House, and leads the NKUT initiative.


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Tiny kitten with serious injuries beats the odds and is now loving life

By Nicole Hamilton on December 30, 2019

Tati wasn’t even a week old when she came to Best Friends with an injured leg, hip and dislocated knee, but today she’s loving life with a kitty best friend

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Distillery Cat Gimlet

Raise your glass: Rescued cat scores a sweet job in a Salt Lake City distillery

By Nicole Hamilton on December 30, 2019

Gimlet came to Best Friends from a rural animal shelter outside of Salt Lake City and today lives at Beehive Distilling, where she’s working hard (and hardly working)

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Adonis the senior dog with his new family

For this adopter, the older the dog the better

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Debbie Ford came to the NKLA Pet Adoption Center in Los Angeles to adopt a dog and had only one rule — no puppies

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Yuma the dog in the front seat of a cat with the woman who adopted her

Dog who couldn't stand to be near other canines finally lands the perfect home

Monday, January 20, 2020

Yuma dislikes other dogs, but that didn’t stop her from getting adopted into a home where she’s her new mom’s one and only

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