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A Foster Hospice Story

On November 4, 2019, a 6-year-old white and tan happy-go-lucky dog came to our shelter. Her name was Wendy, and while we see tons of animals every day, there was something special about this one. Perhaps it was the gigantic grin she had spread across her round, squishy face or the way she would trustingly (and often unexpectedly) wiggle her way into a stranger’s lap for cuddles. Initially, we had no problem finding her a home. She was quickly taken in by a foster family, where she happily stayed until she developed a cough and had to come back to our shelter for a wellness check.

Rehoming Resources

As a responsible pet owner, you can rehome your pet and save them the stress of entering an animal shelter. You know your pet better than anyone, and with the resources on this Pet Retention page, you can find a new loving home for your pet. We encourage you to look into alternative solutions to keep your pet, if possible, before making the decision to rehome your pet.
 

COVID-19 Response Updates

As we navigate through the challenges of this COVID-19 pandemic, the Utah Humane Society reinforces our ongoing commitment to the well-being of the animals in our care, the health and safety of our clients and their pets, our employees, volunteers, and our community. We will update this page with any new developments. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Read more on our COVID-19 FAQs page.

Introducing a New Pet to Your Home

We recommend that you do not immediately expose your existing pets to a newly adopted pet. Consider how you will manage an isolation period and be sure all existing pets are up to date on vaccinations and other routine health care before bringing a new pet home.
 

All Bark and All Bite for Philanthropy

Suba Bleu

Suba Bleu, a Humane Society of Utah alum, is a real community advocate! As Mark Miller Subaru’s Love Promise Ambassador, Suba Bleu Miller spends his 9-5 spreading love in our community. He’s a true believer in rolling in the dirt and getting his paws muddy not just to walk the walk but to bark the bark and be an example of the Subaru Love Promise.

Tips for Hiking with your Dog

You might not know, but Utah Humane Society has a team of certified animal behavior experts. They work with the long-term animals in our care to give them the skills and manners they need to be the best furry citizens and companions they can be. They also provide opportunities to help you with your pets, too! 
 

Strudel's Story

My son adopted Strudel about 9 months ago. Strudel has become his emotional support dog. Getting him through the death of a grandma, two beloved family pets, the death of a friend, and the ending of a relationship. He is so loving and quirky we love when they visit. He has become all of our little buddy. He makes us smile even on the worst day. Thank you and thank God for Strudel!!!!!!!!

Archie's Story

We adopted Archie (previously Cooper) last September. I knew instantly that I needed to save him, and we have come to realize that he saved us! Archie was too afraid to walk on a leash, go through doors, get in a car, or meed new people. He would pancake on the floor and we had to pick him up to move him. Now, he loves his new home! He has made SO many new friends and he loves to run and play. His big (little) sister, absolutely adores him and helped him see the world isn't as scary as he thought. I suffer from Manic Depression and Archie knows when I am having an episode.

Korra's Story

This is our 7 year old rescue named Korra! She is the light of our lives! When we saw her at HSU, she was shaking and had lots of anxiety from being in a shelter. We could tell immediately that she needed a family who would give her all the attention and love. Korra loves her dad the most, but knows to run to mom to get her favorite treats. Her orange ball is her favorite toy and she has become so good at fetch! Korra touches the lives of everyone she meets and we are so grateful to HSU for the great care they took of her, until she came into our lives.

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