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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Matilda Houston Dog

Dog saved from homelessness and heartworm disease

By Nicole Hamilton on October 15, 2018

Matilda’s life was at risk when she was surrendered to a busy shelter in Houston, but then she got a fresh start and a new family in Salt Lake City.

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Sylvester & Lionel

When two older cats are better than one

By Nicole Hamilton on September 19, 2018

Elderly cats Lionel and Sylvester may have had stiff competition (thanks to kitten season), but that didn’t stop them from finding one great home.

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Vern, the Siamese mix foster kitten, in a sunbeam with woman behind him

Recovery for a kitten with the heart of a lion

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Vern came to Best Friends as a three-week-old kitten struggling to survive, but now he’s leaping around like a little lion.

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Moose the gray and white pit-bull-type dog looking at a training sign

Teaching a dog to read

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Moose is so smart that he not only mastered the agility course, but he also learned to read.

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