Adoption Specials

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There are often adoption specials taking place at the Humane Society of Utah (HSU). Check our Events Calendar often for specials on cats, dogs and other adoptable pets.

Placing Animals with Loving Seniors (P.A.L.S.)

P.A.L.S. is an ongoing adoption special at the HSU. This adoption program is for senior citizens (age 65 and older). We encourage senior citizens to adopt for companionship, maintaining an active lifestyle and giving a loving pet a new home. 

Dog - 7 years and older    Name Your Price*
Cat - 7 months and older Name Your Price*
Rodents, Rabbits and other small pets Name Your Price*

* May exclude VIP pets.

Discounted adoption fees apply for select animals who have been at the shelter 14 days or longer or special promotions.

Name Your Price means that you can pay $0, $5, $25, $50 or whatever you'd like to pay as a donation to HSU. A $5 minimum charge is requested to cover the leash/carrier, collar, tag and paperwork.

**All adoption fees listed here are a base price only. Adoption prices may be higher depending on our V.I.P. Program or lower depending on current adoption specials. If you have any questions regarding the adoption fee of a specific animal, please call our Adoptions department at (801) 261-2919.

Prices and services are subject to change without notice.


Active Military and Veteran Adoption Discount

To honor and thank those who have served our country in the armed forces, the Humane Society of Utah (HSU) offers a 20% discount off the regular adoption fee of an approved pet for all active and retired military members. To receive the adoption discount, a photo ID and one of the following is required: military ID, dependent ID, DD-214 and Driver’s License, or NGB Form 22.