Adopting From Utah Animal Adoption Center

Interested in one of our fur kids? Let’s get you an appointment! Here’s the process. Please, read it in its entirety. Thank you!

To begin the Adoption process, please follow the steps below. Also, please keep in mind that filling out the form does not guarantee adoption. It's not 'first come first serve'. With the goal of finding forever homes, we match the cat or dog with the best fit for the animal and adopter. If we do not have the perfect fit, we can assist with suggestions or even refer you to one our rescue partners! We appreciate your understanding!

What is the Online Application and Appointment Process?

In the wake of all the new challenges that our society faces, we are dedicated to having positive outcomes for our animals and citizens. This is an exciting time and the program is like no other in all the years that UAAC has been open! It’s like online dating, only with dogs & cats! From the beginning, we will assist in finding the BEST fit for the pet and potential adopter.

First, visit the following links to view available animals. Once you have seen all the animals, Please come back here and complete the applications linked further down the page.

Single Dog at Utah Animal Adoption Center

Dogs younger than six months: $320+

Dogs older than six months: $200+

Tan cat at Utah Animal Adoption Center

Cats younger than six months: $125

Cats older than six months: $100+

Purebreds: $400

Now Please fill out the appropriate form


Once your application has been reviewed and approved, an adoption counselor will contact you and discuss your matches. After your discussion, you may schedule an appointment with our staff for a meet & greet with your match/es. This helps you get to know the animal a little better.


Before an animal can start the process of going home, remember that we need to have this form finished and emailed back, a copy of your ID, and any housing, HOA/landlord approvals at least 2 hours before the meet & greet appointment. Any special or outstanding circumstances must be explained prior to the meet & greet. All ESA and/or service animal paperwork must be verifiable and signed by a physician prior to the meet and greet.

During your meet and greets, the counselor can go over with you your options for meeting other family members, dog to dog intro, cat/dog intros and other information, including foster to adopt. Some of our animals are “foster to adopt.” Your meet & greet facilitator may suggest this option. This allows both potential adopter and the animal an opportunity to see if it will be a good fit, without the commitment. This time frame is usually 2-3 days to two weeks, in the home. If all goes well, we start the adoption process!

We are excited about this new online process. Even when times are tough, we are committed to finding homes for all of our animals!

Lifetime Guarantee

If an adopter ever decides they can no longer care for an animal adopted from Utah Animal Adoption Center we will accept the pet back into our rescue program.

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