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Animal Services

Salt Lake County Animal Services is open by appointment only. Walk-in foot traffic will not be permitted at this time in order to follow Covid-19 protocol stated by the National Animal Care & Control Association. For more info on that please visit our protocol.
Returns to Owners: If someone believes their pet is at the shelter, call 385-468-7387, please leave a message, or email, during normal business hours to set up an appointment. Please leave a message if the line is busy. Allow up to 48 hours for an enforcement specialist to respond.
Licensing: by mail or online: Have questions email or leave a message at 385-468-7387. Allow up to 48 hours for a licensing specialist to respond.
Adoptions: Adoptions are available by appointment only, email Allow up to 72 hours for an adoption specialist to get back to you.
Fosters: If someone is interested in fostering a specific pet, please email to set up an appointment. Allow up to 72 hours for a foster specialist to respond.
Animal Emergencies/Incoming Stray Pets: If someone has an animal emergency or a stray/lost animal, please call Dispatch at 801-743-7000 and an Animal Control Officer will be in contact to assist you. You can also email them at Allow up to 72 hours for a response to an email. 
Clinic Services: You can book book your clinic service here
Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering please email for more information.
Donations: Here is a list of items that we always need donated, or make a monetary donation. Please email for additional information.
The pets at Animal Services are healthy and well cared for by staff at all times. Updates will be posted on our social media channels. Visit for animal related questions or information.