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 Utah Adoption Center in Sugar House, and leads the NKUT initiative.

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A letter from Jazzy

By Jazzy on March 13, 2018

Recently, Jazzy made an unusual request for a piece of stationery and an impeccable speller with opposable thumbs. We delivered. Here’s what resulted.

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Volunteer John Keith wearing an orange T-shirt and holding a small black dog with its tongue sticking out

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Thank you to volunteers who give the gift of their time to save animals from coast to coast.

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Kathleen Delaney, the center’s intake coordinator, hand target trains Ron Swanson the dog

How hand targeting is helping a group of shy dogs gain confidence

Monday, April 16, 2018

The “parks and rec dogs,” found abandoned on the city streets, are learning how to trust — thanks to hand target training.

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