Donate food to our Pet Food Pantry

RIght now we are in need of dry dog and cat food! You may visit our Amazon Charity Wish List and learn more below how to get started.

Give to save lives

The gift you make to Best Friends in Utah is immediately put to use saving the lives of animals. Your donation provides adoption programs, spay/neuter services and more, all across the state. The money also supports the NKUT (No-Kill Utah) Coalition, a group of animal welfare organizations, led by Best Friends in Utah, working together to turn Utah into a no-kill state. Please consider making a gift today.


In addition, we accept in-kind donations at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center (2005 S 1100 E) in Salt Lake City. Click here for our business hours and directions.

Suggested In-Kind Donations

New or gently used dog and cat items (toys, bedding, blankets, etc).

Any items on our Amazon Charity Wish List* (shipped directly to us).

*If you haven't yet joined AmazonSmile, you'll see a screen asking you to join before directing you to our Charity List. It's free and you'll be able to select Best Friends Animal Society as the charity of your choice. After your selection, you should be directed to our Charity List to begin shopping. 

Food and treats for cats and dogs. Brands we recommend donating include, but are not limited to:

  • Blue Buffalo
  • Iams
  • Innova
  • Kirkland (available at Costco)
  • Natural Balance
  • Natures Domain (available at Costco)
  • Newman’s Own
  • Nutro
  • Purina ONE
  • Simply Nourish
  • Wellness


  • Fleece blankets
  • Kuranda beds, or other orthopedic, chew-proof beds

Community Cat winter items:

  • Large styrofoam coolers
  • Gorilla Tape
  • Straw

Cleaning and office supplies:

  • Paper towels
  • Laundry detergent (unscented)
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soap
  • Bleach
  • Copy paper

To donate by phone, call 435-644-4801.
By mail, send your gift to:
Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
Please make checks payable to Best Friends Animal Society.

Other ways to give to the animals

Utah license plate with Best Friends Animal Society and Save Them All
License plate fund

Support spay/neuter efforts in your community by getting the Best Friends license plate for your vehicle. The plate costs just $25 a year, with all proceeds going to help the animals through Best Friends in Utah’s spay/neuter programs. Click here for information on how to get your plate. Or, visit any DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) location in Utah and tell the clerk you want the Pets license plate. Have the old design and want to update? Take your vehicle registration and license plate into any DMV office. If your plate is in good condition, your decals will be replaced for free. If you need a new plate, you'll pay a $15 fee and your new plates will be mailed to you. Your number and registration date will not change.

Tax check-off
You can help save lives with a simple stroke of your pen. Just check “Cat and Dog Spay/Neuter Community Program” on your Utah state tax return and put your taxes to work saving the lives of dogs and cats. The funds raised help low-income families spay or neuter their pets via local veterinarians throughout the state.

Employer match
Your gift to Best Friends could help twice as many homeless pets. Many employers offer matching gift programs that double or even triple charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses, too. And many employers also offer volunteer matching programs that match employee volunteerism with corporate donations!

Simply enter your employer's name at to learn about their matching gift program. 

If you do not find your employer, please check with your human resources department to see if your company offers a matching gift program.

Please download your company's matching gift form from the link above and mail your completed form to:

Best Friends Animal Society
Attn: Matching Gifts Administrator
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741

Or, if your company provides a link to their intranet above, use that to log in and submit your request.

For more information on workplace giving or matching gifts, or to find out how to start a workplace giving campaign at your job, email