• 1422 East 600 North
  • Main : (801) 444-2200
  • M-F 10am to 6pm

 Thinking About Adopting?


Great! Let's start by getting to know a little more about you. By filling out a quick adoption survey, our trained team can match you with your new companion and provide personal counseling to help you find the perfect pet. If you just can't wait and want to meet our animals right away, feel free to schedule an appointment and your survey will be included in the Online option below!

Browse Available Pets

Take a sneak peek at our adoptable animals!
Available Pets

 

For your convenience, we offer three ways to submit an adoption survey!

 

Online

Schedule an appointment to meet our animals and the survey is built right in!

Schedule 

In-Person

Schedule an appointment and complete the survey at the shelter! 

Directions

Fax

Print and fax the completed survey to:
(801) 444-2212

Survey

Adoption Team: Email our Adoption Team for more information about the adoption process or a specific animal

How to Adopt in 5 Easy Steps!


1. Schedule an Appointment - Every adoption begins with your personalized counsel from our Adoptions Team. By scheduling your appointment online and completing the included survey, you will alert the team to your desire to adopt and the requirements you need in a pet. This is when our team goes to work for you!

2. Browse Available Animals - While you wait for your scheduled appointment, browse the available animals online to get an idea of who you'd like to meet first. Go ahead and pick a few since availability cannot be guaranteed. If the pictured pet you like is displayed with a blue banner, that means the animal is here at the shelter and you can meet them in person. If it is displayed with a yellow banner, that means the animal is currently being cared for by one of our amazing foster families. In this case, please complete the Foster Animal Inquiry Form. If it is displayed with a gray banner, that means the animal is available as a private rehome and you can contact the current owner directly!

3. Plan ahead - This is a great time to start planning for the reality of bringing a new pet into your home. If you plan to adopt a cat, kitten or small animal, we require you to transport the animal from our facility to your vehicle in a pet carrier, so go ahead and get one ready. Don't have one? Relax, we can provide you with a cardboard pet carrier for $7. If you plan to adopt a dog or puppy, we require you to have the animal leashed before leaving the facility, so go ahead and bring one in your favorite color!

4. Meet and Greet - This is when it gets exciting! Arrive at the shelter at your scheduled time and meet the animals you picked. Plan on spending about an hour with us so we can make sure all of your questions are answered. During this time, our Adoptions Team will provide you with personalized counseling, including sharing all of the medical, behavioral, and breed-specific information available for each pet as well as walk you through the process of bringing your new pet home and introducing it to your family. If the animal you're interested in is with a foster family, all adoption counseling will occur virtually, either by phone or video chat. In this case, we ask that you are prepared to bring home your pet within 24 to 48 hours of your virtual counseling session.

5. Going Home - The best part! If your new pet has been spayed or neutered and is ready to go, we'll finalize your paperwork and payment, and you're all set to take your new pet home! Again, don't forget to have a pet carrier or leash handy. If your new pet is still with a foster family, our Foster Coordinator will reach out after counseling to coordinate a mutually agreed upon time and place for pickup, and we ask that you take that carrier or leash to this meeting as well. Once you're home, remember that your new pet will require some time to get used to its new environment, so please read this and be patient as you both adjust to your exciting new adventure together!

Adoption Policies


  • Bring a valid photo ID to your adoption appointment. We accept driver's licenses, passports, government/military IDs, and any official photo identification.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to adopt a pet.
  • Please bring a pet carrier with you if you are adopting a cat, kitten, or small animal. If you don't have one, you can purchase a cardboard carrier for $7.
  • Out of state adoptions are allowed, however we are not responsible for transportation.
  • Residents of Davis County must ensure their current pets are up to date with their rabies vaccinations and county licenses before adopting an additional pet.
  • Residents of Davis County cannot adopt a pet if it places them over the current county-wide pet limit of three (3) total animals unless they hold an Additional Pet Permit.
  • View a sample Adoption Agreement.

Adoption Fees


Dog
Puppy (<6 months)
Cat
Kitten (<6 months)
Small Animal
Exotic Animal

$100
$175
$35
$55
$25
$50

Animal Introductions


If you’re looking to add another dog to your family, you're welcome to bring your current pet to your Meet and Greet, however we do ask that you bring someone with you to accompany your dog while you visit with our animals and complete the adoption paperwork.

Cats on the other hand take a little longer to adjust to new family members, so we do not conduct cat-dog or cat-cat visits. Ask the Adoption Team for tips and tricks on how to introduce a dog and cat, and how to add a second cat to your family.

Please Note: Family pets are not permitted in the kennel area to prevent disease transmission and avoid additional stress for both your pet and the pets staying at our facility.

Adoption Fees include:


  • Wellness examination from the Veterinary Services Team
  • All vaccines appropriate for the age and species
  • Preventative deworming
  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • Licensing (if applicable)
  • Microchip* with National Registry
  • Pet care counseling

* Small animals, reptiles, and aquatic species will not receive a microchip

Adoption Returns


Can I return an adopted pet if it just doesn’t work out?

Yes, Animal Care of Davis County allows returns for the life of the animal. While we don’t provide refunds for adopted animals, if you find that your new pet isn't the right fit for your family, you can return the animal within 30 days of the adoption date without paying a surrender fee.

Schedule an Adoption Appointment Today!


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