How to Adopt

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Utah Pet Adoption


When you come in to the Humane Society of Utah (HSU) to adopt a pet, you will first be allowed to walk through our dog areas (Tiny Town and Dawgville), cat area (Kitty City), rabbit area (Bunny Bungalows), and small animal area (Rodent Ranch). If you're not quite sure what type of pet will best fit your lifestyle, just ask one of our friendly Adoption team members to recommend one for you—they'll be happy to help!

When looking to adopt, please bring the whole family and make the choice of a pet together. If you are adopting a second dog, you may bring your other dog to the shelter so that our staff can conduct an introduction to make sure they get along. Or, we'll be happy to discuss techniques to introduce your new pet at your home.

If you decide that you want to adopt, you will need to fill out an Adoption Profile with an Adoption team member to ensure that you and the animal will make a good match. Following approval, you will pay the adoption fee and receive some information about your new pet.

To save some time, you are welcome to download, print and complete the Adoption Profile at home. Be sure to bring the paperwork with you when you come to our shelter. Profiles cannot be accepted by email, fax or mail.

Adoption Profile