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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arctic sundance

Best Friends Network spotlight: Arctic Breeds Rescue

By Arin Greenwood on February 1, 2018

Two rescued dogs stole the show at Sundance, promoting dog adoption and the film White Fang.

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Person reaching down to pet a black and white community cat

How one couple helps colony cats in Salt Lake City

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Susan and David Trussell, friends to free-roaming cats in so many ways, have helped hundreds of them over the years.

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MacGregor, a dog from Houston who was left homeless after Hurricane Harvey, looks out at his new city

Dogs rescued after Hurricane Harvey living the high life in New York

Friday, March 16, 2018

14 dogs who went from Houston to Best Friends in New York after the natural disaster are all in new happy homes.

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