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Volunteer

  • Do You Want To Help The Animals?

    The Salt Lake County Animal Services Volunteer Program exists to support and enhance the goals of our shelter:

    • Serve our customers
    • Increase the number of shelter adoptions
    • Keep our shelter animals healthy, clean, safe, and happy
    • Encourage responsible pet ownership which includes licensing, spaying/neutering, and understanding the relevant local ordinances

      **Volunteers must be over 18 years of age to volunteer at the shelter. Please email animalvolunteer@slco.org for volunteer opportunities for children under the age of 18. 

    For more information visit: http://slco.org/animal-services/get-involved/volunteer/

Foster a Pet

 

We are always looking for foster homes, especially during kitten season (April-October). Fosters provide a temporary home to dogs and cats for a variety of reasons. Foster care can be necessary for  dogs who need help with manners, animals with medical needs, unweaned kittens, and more. Please consider opening your home to animals in need, even a short stay can make a tremendous difference.

Are you curious about fostering or just looking for more information? Call us at 385-468-7387 or fosters@slco.org anytime! 

Donate Goods

  • Amazon Wish Lists

    You can help dogs by fulfilling items from their Amazon Wishlist!

    Everything from peanut butter to Kongs! All items purchased will ship directly to the shelter.

    You can help cats by fulfilling items from their Amazon Wishlist!

    Everything from toys to scratch posts! All items purchased will ship directly to the shelter.

    Material Shortages

    In addition to funding, we are in constant need of the following supplies. If you can open your hearts and share ANY of these items, we would be extremely grateful.

    • Bleach
    • Dawn Dish Detergent
    • Paper Towels
    • Bite-sized Dog Treats (any brand)
    • Peanut Butter
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Soft Treats
    • Canned Dog/Cat Food

    We appreciate whatever items you are willing to share with us. Please note, however, that we do not accept newspapers. Please send newspapers to your nearest recycling center. Thank you.

 

Adopting A Friend

Adoptions are offered during our operating hours Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM through 6:00 PM.  Potential adopters should plan for some time to meet with their new pet before starting the adoption process. Please plan to be at the shelter before 5:30 PM to meet with a new pet.

Information on adoption fees: http://slco.org/animal-services/adopt-a-pet/pet-adoption-fees/

Our shelter is a stray facility, which means the animals we shelter have been lost or have been abandoned. These animals have been rescued by Animal Services Officers and citizens who have been unable to locate an owner.

Based on Utah state law, we must hold every animal for at least five days to give the owner an opportunity to redeem their lost pet. If the pet is not claimed during that time, and the animal is healthy and friendly, it will become available for adoption.

 

Who We Are

Salt Lake County Animal Services is the premier animal service agency in Utah:

  • We are the largest no-kill shelter in the State of Utah
  • We have a full-service, full-time veterinary clinic to care for our animals
  • We have a 24/7, 365 days-per-year field operation
  • We host participate in 200 community outreach events annually
  • We are recognized nationally for our cutting-edge programming
  • Dedicated volunteers log tens of thousands of hours annually
  • Microchips & vaccinations are free to our jurisdictions via our voucher program
  • We have been named “Best of State” six out of the last eight years

We serve the citizens and pets within the Salt Lake County Metro Townships, Bluffdale City, Herriman City, Holladay City, Midvale City, Millcreek, Riverton City, and Salt Lake City.  

We have had a commitment to operating a “no-kill” facility since 2011. Our live release rate surpassed 95 percent in 2016. We are the largest shelter in Utah to achieve this status.

Come Visit Us

How Do I Get To Animal Services?

We are located at 511 W 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84123

If you are coming from the South

Take I-15 and exit at 4500 South. Turn left off of the exit and head west on 4500 South. Turn right on 500 West and take this street to 3900 South. We are on the southwest corner of the intersection at 500 West and 3900 South.

If you are coming from the North

Take I-15 and exit at 3300 South. Turn right off of the exit and head west on 3300 South. Turn left on 500 West and take this street to 3900 South. We are on the southwest corner of the intersection at 500 West and 3900 South.

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