Approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, about 3.1 million are dogs, according to the ASPCA. By adopting a dog from a shelter, you are not only saving a life but also assisting in stopping the cruelty in mass breeding facilities called puppy mills.
And don’t forget adopting a shelter dog often comes with great benefits! When adopting a dog from the Humane Society of Utah, you receive a dog that has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, and examined by our medical team. We encourage responsible pet ownership and provide follow-up check-ins with our Adoption team. If an issue arises, our Behavior team of certified dog trainers is available for help.
The decision to adopt a pet must be thought about and carefully planned. If the time is right for your family, we encourage you to visit our Pet Resource Center in Murray at 4242 South 300 West.
Will you help spread the word by telling your friends and family where to find great dogs? Sharing your story about how great your adopted dog is may encourage your family and friends to go out and adopt one of their own.