COVID-19 UPDATE: The Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Salt Lake City is closed to the public. However, our team continues to move animals directly into forever homes with the help of technology, greatly reducing personal contact.

If you are interested in adopting a 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 patience, understanding and continued support for the animals in Utah during these unprecedented times.


Best Friends Lifesaving Center

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. 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. Our center is closed to the public, and we do virtual adoptions online by appointment after potential adopters complete a short survey available online on our adoptions page

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 

We are doing virtual adoptions by appointment only. Please contact for adoption inquires. 


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!


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 in our donation bins by our front door between 7am 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)