The Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Salt Lake City does adoptions by appointment and at our center between 12-4pm Sunday and Monday and 12-6pm Tuesday through Saturday. 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. 



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 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 Adopt one to help Save Them All!

View Adoptable Cats

View Adoptable Dogs

View Adoptable Kittens

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

Black Friday Adoption Event Ditch the laptop for a lap dog or the smartphone for a smart cat this season and visit our Lifesaving Center Friday, November 26 through Sunday, November 28 for 100% OFF adoptions for all pets in our program. All pets are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. You may also view all available pets at the link above and fill out an adoption survey. All surveys received by Sunday 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

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). 

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, call 801-574-2413 or complete the online application below.

Working Cat Survey

Lifesaving Center Location and Contact Info

Please contact for adoption inquiries. 


2005 S. 1100 E.

Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

Phone: 801-574-2454


Hours: 12-4pm Sunday and Monday, 12-6pm Tuesday through Saturday