About Best Friends in Utah

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Salt Lake City is closed to the public. However, our team continues to move animals directly into forever homes with the help of technology, greatly reducing personal contact.

If you are interested in adopting a pet, please complete our dog adoption survey or cat adoption survey to provide us information about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a dog or cat. An adoption specialist will be in touch with you within 48 hours via phone or email to advise next steps. Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support for the animals in Utah during these unprecedented times.

 

 

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 runs the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Sugar House, and leads the NKUT initiative.

 

 

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Sweeney Family

A boy, a broken heart and a very good kitten

By Lindsay Hutton on March 19, 2021

Family finds healing by fostering three kittens and gets a little help from a 13-year-old pet foster extraordinaire

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Mr. Meows

New life for a skinny, sick 17-year-old cat

By Tracy Blowers on March 11, 2021

A 17-year-old cat struggled with health issues, but after time in a foster home he was adopted by someone who helps others feel better every day

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Molly Brown the dog at the beach on a blanket in the sand, with a toy, and blue sky behind her

Small dog, big spirit

Friday, April 9, 2021

Molly Brown came to Best Friends with injuries that needed urgent care, but nothing could keep this little dog down.

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Shinji the kitten on top of some books lined up on a book shelf

Heart surgery saves a kitten’s life

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Shinji beat both panleukopenia and a life-threatening heart defect like a champ, and finally he’s on to the business of being a kitten

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