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Shelter Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Phone: 385-GOT-PETS
Fax: 385-468-6028
Officer Dispatch: 801-743-7045
Our telephone switchboard is available Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Salt Lake County Animal Services
511 W 3900 S
Salt Lake City, Utah  84123

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For animal-related complaints, call dispatch

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Volunteer Opportunities

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
  • Reunite lost pets with their owners
  • Increase the number of licensed pets in our jurisdictions
  • Increase the number of shelter adoptions
  • Ensure that people who adopt pets from our shelter are happy with their 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

Volunteer Program

To get started, please watch our online training presentation (pdf, 604kB). After viewing the presentation, fill out and e-mail the questionnaire (pdf, 177kB)to our volunteer coordinator (using links in the questionnaire) and she will contact you to set up a one-on-one meeting for your initial training.

To save time at your one-on-one meeting, please print and bring a completed and signed volunteer application (pdf, 88kB) with you. If you do not have access to a printer, you may fill out the application at your appointment.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer at the shelter.

List of Duties

We are always in need of volunteers to help us at the shelter and at events in the community. On-going volunteer activities include:

  • Exercising and socializing animals
  • Grooming and training
  • Cleaning
  • Preparing treats and toys
  • Photographing, writing, and networking about our animals up for adoption

Special projects may include:

  • Facilities maintenance
  • Fundraising
  • Outreach and educational campaigns
  • Much, much more

Community Service Workers

If you need hours for court-mandated Community Service, we want your help. Our Community Service program involves helping clean kennels. Hours are available every day of the week (early morning shifts only). This program will not involve direct contact with the animals.   

Call us at 385-GOT-PETS (385-468-7387) for further information about community service.