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About Us

Salt Lake County Animal Services is the premier animal service agency in Utah. We serve the citizens and pets of Bluffdale, Holladay, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, Salt Lake City, and the Salt Lake County Metro Townships: Brighton, Copperton, County Islands, Emigration Canyon, Kearns, Magna, and White City.

We have had a commitment to operating a “no-kill” facility since 2011. Our live release rate surpasses 94% every year. We are the largest shelter in Utah to achieve this status.

People and a dog

About Salt Lake County Animal Services

Services Provided to Citizens & Pets
  • We are the largest no-kill shelter in 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 by NACo for our cutting-edge programming
  • Dedicated volunteers & fosters log tens of thousands of hours annually
  • Microchips & vaccinations are free to any pet in Salt Lake County with a valid pet license
  • We have been named Utah's Best of State 12 times in the last 14 years
What Do We Do at the Shelter?
  • Offer pet adoptions
  • Provide pet licensing
  • Enforce animal-related city and county ordinances
  • Provide shelter for all types of lost and abandoned pets
  • Investigate complaints of animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect
  • Respond to emergencies involving injured or aggressive animals
  • Offer humane education programs for schools and community groups 
  • Provide humane euthanasia at the request of pet owners (fee for service)

Having trouble finding us? Check out our map and directions to the shelter

Our Mission

Salt Lake County Animal Services is dedicated to providing consistent, reliable, and professional solutions for animal related issues. Our comprehensive animal care and control services include:

  • 24/7 Field operations and enforcement
  • Animal care and sheltering
  • Pet Licensing
  • Onsite veterinarian and clinic
  • Pet adoptions and placement of animals with rescue groups
  • Volunteer and foster programs
  • Community issue focus programs
  • Community education, media, and outreach events
  • Emergency planning

Animal Services
511 West 3900 South  
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: (385) 468-7387
Fax: (385) 468-6028

General Email:

Adoptable Pets:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

24 Hour Officer Dispatch: