List Of Animal Shelters In Utah

Below is a list of animal shelters and rescue organizations found in Utah. They adopt different animals and their adoption fees vary from one shelter to the other. Read on for more.

Community Animal Welfare Society (CAWS)

The CAWS was established more than 25 years ago. They specialize in adopting homeless or stray dogs and cats. You can adopt their animals at a fee that varies from one animal to the other. The adoption fee is inclusive of the vaccination, microchipping, spaying, or neutering fee. 

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84117

 Phone: (801) 328-4731

 Email: [email protected]

South Utah Valley Animal Shelter

This animal shelter offers services like; caring for lost and abandoned dogs, dog licensing, online animal licensing, community education, and volunteer and foster programs.


Spanish Fork, UT 84660

 Phone: (801) 851-4080

 Email: [email protected]

Active K9 Rescue Foundation

This foundation was started in 1998 by the National Police Dog Foundation. They promote awareness and raise funds for the purchase, training, and veterinary care for active and retired law enforcement K-9s.

They also honor K9s who had fallen in the line of duty.

Location: Park City, UT 84098

 Phone: 435-901-4349

 Email: [email protected]

Nuzzles & Co. Adoption Center

They adopt homeless and stray dogs and cats. They later give the pets for adoption at a fee. They educate the community on the humane treatment of animals.

Their adoption fees are as follows;

  • Kittens: 1 kitten – $75; two kittens – $100
  • Puppies: under 6 months old – $375; 6 months to 1 year – $250
  • Adult Cats: $40 or two for $40
  • Adult Dogs: $150 ages 1 – 7 years old
  • Senior Pets (over 7 years old): $25

 Location: 6699 N Landmark Drive #B103

 Park City, UT 84098

 Phone: (435) 649-5441

 Email: [email protected]

 Wasatch Exotic Rescue

Wasatch exotic rescue is specialized in adopting stray rabbits. They handle all types of rabbits and give them for adoption at a fee. They offer veterinary services to rabbits who develop health problems after being adopted.

Location: Sandy, UT 84070

 Phone: (801) 897-0573

 Email: [email protected]

Heber Valley Animal Services

They ensure that all dogs without homes are adopted and given a better place to stay. You can also surrender your dog to the organization at a fee. They offer to license dogs.

 635 W Airport Road

 Heber City, UT 84032

 Phone: (435) 654-5727

 Email: [email protected]

Carbon Cat Rescue

They specialize in adopting stray and homeless dogs until they find better homes. They first nurture the cats by deworming, vaccinating, and microchipping. 

They later give them for adoption at a fee.

 Location: Price, UT 84501

 Email: [email protected]

Herding Haven

They specialize in adopting dogs with special needs. They rehabilitate herding dogs with special needs so that they can be adoptable.

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84108

 Phone: 801-583-1021

 Email: [email protected]

Furever Buddys Dog Rescue

This rescue center adopts homeless or stray cats and dogs. Their adoption fee varies from $100-$200 depending on whether it’s a dog or a cat. The adoption fee covers all the costs for spaying or neutering, vaccination, and any other medical bill. 

They offer transport to adopting families so you can easily get to your new pet.

 Roosevelt, UT 84066

 Phone: (435) 401-4972

 Email: [email protected]

Utah’s Perfect Pointers

Utah’s Perfect Pointers rescue and adopt hunting breeds, their mixes, or related breeds. These breeds include; German Shorthair Pointers, German Wirehair Pointers, Wirehair Pointing Griffons, and Weimaraners.

Their dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. If you adopt a pet and you cannot maintain it, you can return it to Utah’s Perfect Pointers.

 Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84108

 Email: [email protected]

Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab Moab

This rescue center adopts homeless and stray dogs. Their dogs are spayed/neutered, current on DHPP vaccinations, dewormed, treated with a tick and flea medicine, and have a microchip. The adopter will also benefit from a free 30-day trial of pet health insurance. The medical bills are compensated by the adopter by paying the adoption fee.

The adoption fee is $ 175 for adults and $275 for puppies. After paying the adoption fee, you should take your pet within 48 hours.

Location: Moab, UT 84532

 Phone: (435) 260-8033

 Email: [email protected]

Bottle Pups and Mama Dog Rescue

This rescue home specializes in orphaned puppies who require bottle feeding and pregnant dogs. Their adoption fees are; puppies-$265, adults $150, and spaying $100. The adoption fee covers; spaying/neutering, vaccination, microchipping, a small bag of puppy food, a personalized id card, collar, and a comfort blanket. They don’t allow adopters to meet the pet before they fill out an adoption form.

 Moab, UT 84532

 Phone: (435) 359-0705

 Email: [email protected]

Best Friends Animal Society

This animal society adopts a wide range of pets like pets, horses, rabbits, birds among others. The adoption fee is not fixed, it varies from one pet to the other, age, among many factors.

Old cats and dogs with special needs are given for free.

If you adopt two kittens, you will get them at a price of one.

 5001 Angel Canyon Rd.

 Kanab, UT 84741

 Phone: (435) 644-2001

 Email: [email protected]