Super Adoption
Salt Lake City adoption event saves hundreds of pets.
By: on May 10, 2018

Every pet adoption is cause for celebration, and that means there’s a whole lot to celebrate this week. On May 4 and 5, shelters and rescue groups from across the state came together for the NKUT Super Adoption, presented by BOBS from Skechers. By the end of the event, hundreds of pets had new homes.

Hosted by Best Friends as part of our No-Kill Utah (NKUT) initiative, the super adoption is a way of helping shelters and rescue groups find good homes for their animals through a fun, easily accessible public event. This year, some familiar characters joined in, including stormtroopers, droids and Jedi, who were there in honor of May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day.

You might say the Force was strong, because dogs and cats in all shapes and sizes (and one ferret), who began the weekend homeless, are now settling in with their new families. Here are just a few of our favorites.

Pet adoption photos

Woman holding Bane, a black and white kitten, with a toddler, after adopting him at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption event

Young boy in a kennel petting a brown puppy on a Kuranda bed at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption event

Smiling man patting Bowie, a brown and white pit bull terrier, after adopting him at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption

Volunteer in orange T-shirt petting a smiling border collie type dog at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption

Woman wearing a hat holding a white ferret named Draco Malfoy at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption event

Family who adopted Keela the dog surrounded by many Star Wars characters at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption event

Smiling woman in a blue T-shirt holding a gray and white Siamese cat with blue eyes on her lap at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption

Two beagles, Luke and Leia, on leashes and getting adopted at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption

A person dressed as a Star Wars stormtrooper looking into kennels with dogs in them at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption event

Smiling woman holding Cutie Pie the white with brown tabby cat, who has a black nose at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption

A family meeting Molly the dog from CAWS in front of a dog tent at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption

Woman holding Rey, a scruffy brown terrier dog, who she's adopting at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption

A man holding a black and tan rottweiler-type dog on a leash next to a BB8 Star Wars robot at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption

Woman wearing an orange Best Friends T-shirt squatting down to pet a white great Pyrenees dog with some signage behind her at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption

Yoshi, a sitting white pit bull terrier wearing an Adopt Me vest, being petted by a woman at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption event

Raiser the black and white cat being held by a Boe Tusken Star Wars character at the May the 4th NKUT Super Adoption event

Special thanks to our national sponsors

BOBS from Skechers
Instinct by Nature's Variety
Petco Foundation
PetPlan
Cuteness

 

Photos by Sarah Ause Kichas