Breaking News

Pet Adoption In The Salt Lake City Area: See New Dogs, Cats

Do you want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the Salt Lake City community at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities in Salt Lake City and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home across Utah — and many are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for an adorable new fur child is at Best Friends Animal Society Utah, where Cosmo the cat is waiting patiently, or another local animal shelter. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Spaceman Swinton, a Domestic Long Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Spaceman Swinton
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Basilisk
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Basilisk has had a rough beginning coming to Best Friends with a broken jaw, but he has made a wonderful…” Learn more

  • Name: Cosmo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Earth (Working Cat)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Hugs
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Rita
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Rita is a small, tiny, cute cat looking for her forever home! She likes being near her people, and will…” Learn more

  • Name: Andre
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Marcel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Friskers
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Friskers with the cutest of whiskers! I love people & places and warm cozy spaces! Play is…” Learn more

  • Name: Cinnamon Swirl
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello! I am as sweet as I sound, and even better at showing you my signature move. It is where…” Learn more

  • Name: Pippi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Border Collie
  • Learn more

  • Name: Cadence
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hello I’m Cadence! I’m a high energy girl 🙂 I would benefit from some training because I like to jump,…” Learn more

  • Name: Pioneer
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Learn more

  • Name: Bubby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I’m Bubby! Aka Bubs Bunny, Bubster, Bubbleboy… I’m about 5 years old. I am nimble and majestic, and LOVE to…” Learn more

  • Name: Marge
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Marge loves to love, sometimes forgetting her size! She believes she is a lap dog, so she also thinks jumping…” Learn more

  • Name: Ginger
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Learn more

  • Name: Porridge
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Westie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Take a minute to read about Westie. Westie is a Chihuahua mix, about 4 years old and just as cute…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 West 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Siberian Husky
  • Description: “KINDERGARTENER: “I am a youngster through and through! I need someone to teach me about being the best me I…” Learn more

  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 West 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Siberian Husky
  • Description: “KINDERGARTENER: “I am a youngster through and through! I need someone to teach me about being the best me I…” Learn more

  • Name: Leroy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 West 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “KINDERGARTENER: “I am a youngster through and through! I need someone to teach me about being the best me I…” Learn more

  • Name: Lilly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 West 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Boxer Mix
  • Description: “SHY FRIEND: Shy but sweet. Looking for some patience and gentle guidance while I am working on building my confidence….” Learn more

  • Name: *Norma*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 West 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siberian Husky
  • Description: “SHY FRIEND: Shy but sweet. Looking for some patience and gentle guidance while I am working on building my confidence….” Learn more

  • Name: *Tin*
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 West 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, English Spot
  • Description: “Primary Color: White Secondary Color: Black Weight: 3.3lbs Age: 0yrs 6mths 1wks Animal has been Neutered” Learn more

  • Name: Duke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 West 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “TEENAGER: “I’ve got lots of energy and would love for you to help me channel it in productive ways! I…” Learn more

  • Name: Riley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 West 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “KINDERGARTENER: “I am a youngster through and through! I need someone to teach me about being the best me I…” Learn more

  • Name: Pirate
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 West 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Description: “TEENAGER: “I’ve got lots of energy and would love for you to help me channel it in productive ways! I…” Learn more

  • Name: *Chuck*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 West 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “TEENAGER: “I’ve got lots of energy and would love for you to help me channel it in productive ways! I…” Learn more

  • Name: Mitsu
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American
  • Description: “10964 Mitsu means “honey” in Japanese. I know my name and love to explore my environment. I am friendly and…” Learn more

  • Name: Thunder
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “10959” Learn more

  • Name: Huli
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “A11073 wht/org” Learn more

  • Name: Ron Ron
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “A-11003” Learn more

  • Name: Caesar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “11178” Learn more

  • Name: Angus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “A10962” Learn more

  • Name: Stella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “11070” Learn more

  • Name: Gene
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “A-10584” Learn more

  • Name: Somi
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Holland Lop
  • Description: “A10987 Somi means “sweet nectar” in Hindi. I am an adventurous bunny and know my name. I am curious by…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy Mae
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “11190” Learn more

  • Name: Duncan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “11189” Learn more

  • Name: Vortex
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “My name is Vortex and I am waiting to whirl my way into your heart. I am a young dog…” Learn more

  • Name: Bennett
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “A-10859” Learn more

  • Name: Cartman
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “A11076” Learn more

  • Name: ATLAS
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “A11159” Learn more

  • Name: Jack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “A10991” Learn more

  • Name: Mikey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “10764” Learn more

  • Name: Mason
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “11110” Learn more

  • Name: Allie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “11106” Learn more

  • Name: NACHO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “A11088 brn tabby” Learn more

  • Name: Mocha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “A-11155” Learn more

  • Name: Heidi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “10566” Learn more

  • Name: CAROLINA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “A11074 blk/wht” Learn more

  • Name: Polly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Extra-Toes Cat / Hemingway Polydactyl Mix
  • Description: “A-10939” Learn more

  • Name: Little Bit
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “A-10689” Learn more

  • Name: Dax
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “A-10946” Learn more

  • Name: Fedora
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “11017” Learn more