Come visit us!

The Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Sugar House is an adoption force in Salt Lake City, dedicated to giving homeless pets their best chance to find forever homes. And it’s a great place for you to find your new best friend. Each pet at the center comes from a local Utah shelter or our Best Friends Kitten Care Center, and each one is microchipped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and ready to go home with you after a short survey. If you have a dog or dog(s) at home, please bring them to our Center for meet and greets with our available pets. 

The Best Friends Lifesaving Center is also a great place to purchase Best Friends and NKUT gear! Our boutique stocks t-shirts and hoodies for men and women, hats, stickers, car magnets, bracelets and more. We also offer low-cost spay/neuter resources for your pets and community cat support. Stop by to learn more!

Note that the Best Friends Lifesaving Center does not take in animals from the public. We find we can help more animals by assisting and managing our limited intake through our existing No More Homeless Pets Network partners. A list, searchable by state, can be found on our network page. Additionally, we offer resources with advice for finding a pet a new home in our Resources library.

Lifesaving Center Location and Hours of Operation


2005 S. 1100 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84106



Telephone: 801-574-2454

Find a Pet

Use the search below to find adoptable pets from us and our rescue partners. For more information about adoption or a particular pet, please contact us at Adopt one to help Save Them All!

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT OUR ADOPTABLE DOGS LIST: The dogs on our site are those in our foster program, so you may see very few or even no dogs listed. That does not mean our center is empty or that no dogs are available! The dogs come to our center each day from our shelter partners at Salt Lake County, West Valley City and Davis County. They are only here while we are open, so we are unable to change their status to display their availability on our site. The best option for viewing our dogs is to drop by. You can also use to search adoptable dogs available from our shelter and rescue partners.


Want to help?

The gift you make to Best Friends in Utah is immediately put to use saving the lives of animals. Make a monetary donation by clicking the Donate button on the left side of this page. We also accept in-kind donations. Click here to use our handy Amazon Charity Wish List and have your donation delivered directly to the Lifesaving Center! Or, drop your donation at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center (2005 S 1100 E) in Salt Lake City. You can drop off donations Monday through Sunday between 11am and 7pm. 

In addition to the items on our wish list, we can always use:

  • New or gently used dog and cat items (toys, bedding, blankets, etc).
  • Fleece blankets in orange, green, purple and white with paw prints to match our color-coding system.
  • Kuranda beds, or other orthopedic, chew-proof beds.
  • Cleaning and office supplies (paper towels, unscented laundry detergent, dish soap, hand soap, bleach, copy paper)