Sweeney Family

A boy, a broken heart and a very good kitten

By Lindsay Hutton on March 19, 2021

Family finds healing by fostering three kittens and gets a little help from a 13-year-old pet foster extraordinaire

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Mr. Meows

New life for a skinny, sick 17-year-old cat

By Tracy Blowers on March 11, 2021

A 17-year-old cat struggled with health issues, but after time in a foster home he was adopted by someone who helps others feel better every day

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Namitha and Cat

Best Friends volunteer turns fostering into art

By Ana Merkulova on March 10, 2021

Foster volunteer Namitha Kim has found a unique way to celebrate her experience and remember the cats she’s cared for

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Cash

Dog named cash wins the lottery

By Tara McKenney on March 9, 2021

A timid dog gains confidence in a foster home and helps give his adopter a birthday she’ll never forget

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Rafa

Adventure cat discovers the world on hiking trails

By Tracy Blowers on February 3, 2021

When they explore the great outdoors, Rafa’s adopters take him along for the ride

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Kosmita

Kitten healing from broken legs helps her new family feel whole

By Nicole Hamilton on February 2, 2021

Best Friends veterinarians and a foster family help a kitten named Aslan heal from two fractured legs

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Itty Bitty

Shy cat gains confidence with a little help from a feline friend

By Nicole Hamilton on February 2, 2021

When Itty Bitty came to Best Friends, he was timid and tentative until a foster family with a cat showed him that life is nothing to be afraid of

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Toro courtesy of Matt Rocha

2020: A record-breaking year for Best Friends in Utah

January 12, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Salt Lake City, foster volunteers helped Best Friends pivot for an epic year of lifesaving

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Judy Steiger

Volunteer’s help proves invaluable for homeless pets in 2020

By Nicole Hamilton on January 8, 2021

For her dedication to helping Best Friends in Utah have an incredibly successful year, volunteer Judy Steiger received a statewide award.

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Rexie Roo and Cairistiona

Cat is ready to hop into 2021 on two legs

By Nicole Hamilton on January 7, 2021

Rexie Roo’s adopter reflects on life with her wonder cat and how much he’s taught her about patience, love, and resiliency

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