Adopt 

By choosing to adopt a pet from a shelter, you are saving a life. Plus, no matter what type of dog or cat you're looking for, you're sure to find your new best friend at a shelter, where there are wonderful pets of every breed, size and age. You can also adopt from the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Salt Lake City. Each pet at the center comes from a Utah shelter or our Kitten Care Center and is vaccinated, spayed or neutered and microchipped before going into a new home. 

Find a Pet 

For more information about adoption or a particular pet, please contact us at utahadoptions@bestfriends.org. Adopt one to help Save Them All!

View Adoptable Cats

View Adoptable Dogs

Fill out an adoption survey

Not sure where to start? Let us help you find your perfect match! Fill out the appropriate adoption survey and we'll try to find just the right pet(s) for your home. 

Cat Adoption Survey

Dog Adoption Survey

Adoption Specials

Virtual Clear the Shelters, August 1-31 Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Best Friends in Utah has joined NBCUniversal - owned television stations’ Clear the Shelters™ 2020 pet adoption campaign. Join us each week in August for a special virtual promotion as part of this year's Clear the Shelters! This is an online event, adoptions are done virtually and scheduled for pick up.

Week Two: From Monday, August 10 through Sunday, August 16, adopt a working cat for FREE! Since these cats are not eligible for home environments, working cats are ideal residents for stables, barns, backyards, breweries and warehouses. All cats are healthy, vaccinated and sterilized. Caretaker responsibilities include providing daily food and water, shelter and veterinary care. If you are interested in having community cats placed on your property, or if you or someone you know would like to help a group of cats, please contact us at utahtnr@bestfriends.org, call 801-574-2413 or complete the online application at http://bit.ly/appforworkingcats. All applications received by midnight Sunday August 16 qualify for the promotion. 

2-for-1 Adoptions Adopt any cat or kitten for the regular adoption fee (see below) and your fees will be waived on a second pet! All pets come spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. 

Seniors for Seniors If you're 55 or older and adopt an animal 5 years or older, your adoption fee is waived! If you have any questions, please email utahadoptions@bestfriends.org

Our regular adoption fees are $75 for dogs, $200 for puppies (younger than six months), $25 for cats and $90 for kittens (younger than six months). If you have a dog or dog(s) at home, we require that you bring them for the meet and greet with an adoptable pet. 

Adopt a business cat for your office, store or other location

Imagine these cats in stylish pant suits or crisp polo shirts and khakis. Business cats are friendly felines who would be a great addition to a retail shop, hair salon, distillery or any indoor place of business. These professional cats have personality to spare, and along with making friends with your customers, they're incredibly adept at supervising. 

Friendly, professional felines for your place of business

Business cats are not outdoor, feral, stray or community cats, so they need somewhere warm indoors to live. They are also very social so it's important that they have people around to interact with. Fill out our cat adoption survey to adopt one of these professionals! 

Working Cats

We have outdoor working cats available! Since these cats are not your typical tame house cats, they aren’t eligible for indoor placement. These working cats are ideal residents for stables, barns, backyards and warehouses. These cats, available in groups of three or more, are FREE to those who have a safe, suitable place for these community cats to reside. Don’t worry – they don’t bite or scratch unless they feel cornered or provoked. Just give them their space and they will be great community members for you. They often run from humans and keep to themselves, although they may warm up to their caregivers once they are comfortable. All cats are healthy, vaccinated and sterilized. Caretaker responsibilities include providing daily food and water, shelter and veterinary care. If you are interested in having community cats placed on your property, or if you or someone you know would like to help a group of cats, please contact us at utahtnr@bestfriends.org, call 801-574-2413 or complete the online application below.

Working Cat Survey

Lifesaving Center Location and Contact Info

Address

2005 S. 1100 E.

Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Phone: 801-574-2454

Email: utahadoptions@bestfriends.org