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

What to expect at your appointment


We understand that sometimes it is necessary to surrender your pet to give it a second chance. Those decisions should not be taken lightly. When you surrender your pet, you will be asked to fill out a personality profile that tells us as much as you can about him/her so that we can find the perfect home for them going forward.

If you are surrendering for animal behavior issues, it is important to be honest with us about the issues you are seeing in your pet. This will help us find the right home for them. Sometimes it is just changing the environment the animal is in, for example, a pet that doesn't get along with kids should be placed in a home that doesn't have children in it. Other times, the behavior can be easily remedied and you might be able to keep the pet with you after receiving the resources that helps their behavior change.

In rare instances, the animal might have medical needs that you can no longer care for. In those cases, we ask that you bring any medical documentation from your primary veterinarian so that we can confer with them and continue care as needed.

Alternatives to surrendering

We know that sometimes it’s just not possible to keep a pet. Before making the decision to surrender, please consider all of your options. Learn more about alternatives to surrendering your pet including other re-homing options.

What to bring to your appointment


  • Photo Identification
  • Complete Surrender Form (see below)
  • Veterinary Records
  • Microchip information
  • Surrender Fee

Surrender Fee

Dog: $50.00
Cat: $25.00
Small animal $15.00


We also will help you with surrendering livestock. Please call us at 801-444-2200 to learn about surrendering livestock and the associated fees.

Surrender Appointment


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