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1955 N. Redwood Road, SLC, UT 84116 - Map

(801) 355-PETS (7387)

Open Tue - Sat 10am - 6pm


Shelter Volunteers (ages 18 and up)

cat5We are looking for volunteers to help take care of our dogs and cats. We are a no kill adoption center and we pride ourselves in helping our animals find the best possible forever homes.  Responsible volunteers are needed for all shifts, seven days a week, between 10 AM and 6 PM.
Duties for volunteers at the center include:
  • Brushing cats
  • Cleaning cat towers

  • Cleaning cat kennels and litter boxes

  • Sweeping and mopping floors

  • Cleaning dog kennels

  • Cleaning windows in the large dog area
 and main cat room
  • Bathing and grooming dogs
 and cats
  • Walking dogs (18 years and older only, unless accompanied by a parent/guardian)
  • Laundry
  • Washing pet food/water dishes
  • Answering office phones
  • Loading/unloading the shelter van before and after pet adoption events


Adoption Event Support

Are you outgoing?  Do you enjoy being social?  Do you want to help our animals find their forever homes? We are in need of volunteers to help at adoption events. Times and locations vary. If you think hanging out with our animals at adoption events all throughout the Wasatch Front sounds fun, then please let us know!


Younger Volunteers (under 16 years of age)

Not quite old enough to volunteer at the shelter? There are still many ways you can help out. Here are some suggestions:

  • Coordinate donation drives at schools or within your community for items on our wish list
  • Host a bake sale to raise donation money
  • Wrap goodie bags to go home with adopted animals that include treats, toys, and leashes (we provide the supplies)
  • Make blankets for the kennels
  • Make dog beds or cat towers for inside/outside areas
  • Help with public awareness and pass out fliers

Let us know if you have any other ideas, and thank you for your interest in helping the animals.


How To Get Started

  • Download, complete, and return this volunteer application: UAAC Volunteer Application (Completed applications can be dropped off at the shelter, mailed, or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • New volunteers must attend an orientation before being scheduled for a shift at the shelter
  • To schedule an orientation time, or for additional information, contact us at 801-355-PETS (7387) or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.