About Best Friends in Utah

The Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Salt Lake City does adoptions by appointment and at our center between 12-6pm daily. If you are interested in adopting a specific 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 continued support of the animals 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 runs the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Sugar House, and leads the NKUT initiative.



Latest News

Karen and Joseph

Blind kitty brings a new rhythm to her adopter’s life

By Nicole Hamilton on September 9, 2021

Joseph has a new early morning wake-up call, spends more time reading and remembers to enjoy the little things thanks to Karen, his new senior cat

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Tigger and Sam

Escape artist cat chooses home life over the great outdoors

By Sarah Thornton on August 5, 2021

Tigger left behind his door-dashing days and traded them in for long naps and relaxing time on the front porch of his new home

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Petunia, a gray and white pit bull type dog with mouth open in a smile

Nevada takes a big step forward for dogs with new law

Friday, September 17, 2021

New Nevada law prohibits insurance companies from denying people homeowners coverage or charging more for it, based on the breed or breed mix of dogs in their homes

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Black and white cat sniffing bottles of paint

Paintings by cats

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Check out a gallery of paintings by our favorite feline artists, the cats of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

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