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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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Max's adoption

Despite her difficult past, this dog is kind to everyone she meets

By Tracy Blowers on December 7, 2020

Max sustained permanent nerve damage after being shot in the foot, but letting the past get her down really isn’t this young dog’s style

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Hazel and Ryan

143-pound mastiff becomes daddy’s girl

By Kristi Littrell on July 2, 2020

Severe spondylosis landed Hazel in a shelter, but now she’s living her best life with her new dad

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River

Meet a seven-year-old who takes ‘Save Them All” seriously

By Kristi Littrell on June 12, 2020

How one special dog stole the hearts of his superstar foster family

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Patrick Adoption Update

Karma finally smiles on a high-energy, fun-loving pit bull terrier mix with a tough past

By Younjee Kim on March 3, 2020

From homeless in Houston to salvation in Salt Lake City, Patrick finds a home with amazing family of four

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Etch a Sketch

Etch A Sketch artist draws portraits of homeless pets to help them get adopted

By Nicole Hamilton on November 5, 2019

How an iconic drawing toy helped raise awareness for rescued dogs and cats in Salt Lake City

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Squirrel and Squeak Adoption

Two homes share custody of two adorable rescued poodles

By Nicole Hamilton on July 3, 2019

Rose and Bella once had a rough life, but now they get to divide their time between two homes with two young adopters who love them

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Franklin's Adoption

Two days, hundreds of dogs and cats adopted

By Kelli Harmon on November 8, 2018

NKUT Super Adoption helps dogs and cats go home by the hundreds.

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Matilda Houston Dog

Dog saved from homelessness and heartworm disease

By Nicole Hamilton on October 15, 2018

Matilda’s life was at risk when she was surrendered to a busy shelter in Houston, but then she got a fresh start and a new family in Salt Lake City.

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