There are alternatives to re-homing your pet or surrendering them to the shelter. Below are resources that can help you keep your pet, or find a new home for them.
Pet Retention Program
The Humane Society of Utah has a Pet Retention program which is intended to provide help for pet owners who wish to keep their pet but are experiencing hardship. You can schedule a free phone consultation to discuss alternatives and learn about resources available to you.
Pet Food Assistance
If you are experiencing hardship and need assistance feeding your pet the following are resources available to you.
The Best Friends pet food pantry not only fills bellies, but it also helps to save lives by providing families with what they need to keep their pets at home and out of shelters.
Legacy Initiative Dog Squad Team: Pets of the Homeless Food Pantry
Pets of the Homeless provides relief to homeless people and their pets in the form of food, resources, emergency care, and support.
Phone: (801) 328-2303
Pet Friendly Housing
The following websites can help you find pet-friendly housing
Organizations that provide grants to assist with veterinary bills
Low-cost vet clinics
Comprehensive services. Wellness plans with monthly payment available. Multiple locations in Petsmarts throughout Utah.
Best Friends Spay and Neuter Clinic in Orem
Services include spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchips, heartworm preventative, and nail trims.
Domestic Abuse Resources
Nuzzles and Co. Purple Paw Program
Veterinary care, training, and boarding for pets of domestic abuse survivors attempting to leave their abusers. Works through the domestic violence hotline.
The Center For Woman and Children
Located in Provo. Assists with finding temporary housing for pets.
Hotline number: 801-377-5500
On-site housing, off-site housing, and community programs for people and pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence.
The Safe Escape grant program helps families with pets safely escape domestic violence together.
Resources for Pet Owners Experiencing Homelessness
Rehome your pet
This website helps you find a new home for your pet. This saves your pet from the stress of going to the shelter, and it keeps a shelter space open for lost and stray animals in need. Win-win!
All you need to do is to set up your pet's profile in less than 10 mins. Once complete, your pet's profile will be posted on Adopt-a-Pet.com and be seen by millions of visitors each month!
Airlines have gone through many changes during the pandemic, so it’s more important than ever for travelers to understand what evolving airline policies mean and what they can do themselves to prepare for safe travel with their registered emotional support animal.
That is why our team created the resource, Guide to Flying with an Emotional Support Animal, which you can view here: