Davis County Adoption Program Information
Thank you for your interest in adopting a Pet from Davis County Animal Services. Adoption of a new pet can be a very emotional experience, filled with love and great expectations. There are many practical considerations that will make a pet owning experience successful for you and your new pet. Before you proceed with you decision, there are some things we want you to carefully consider, and information we want to share with you.
Each year, we are forced to euthanize thousands of unwanted pets in our community. There are two major reasons for this; pet overpopulation and irresponsible pet owners. Since this grave responsibility is ours, we reserve the right to choose where the pets under our care are placed. If you are serious about making a "lifetime commitment", we hope you will take the time to check out the animals at our shelter, and we will do our best to find the perfect, healthy pet for you.
A wide variety of Domestic Pets are available for adoption at the shelter. To view our featured animals, visit our Facebook page.
Those interested in adopting an animal from our shelter are welcome to come to the shelter and view the animals at any time during our normal business hours (9-6p.m., M-F). Adoption transactions are done from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Our office is closed on Saturday & Sunday.
Spay/Neuter fees are paid at the time of adoption. This fee is $55.00 for dogs and $45.00 for cats. In addition, there is a $15.00 purchase fee. We require that all of the dogs and cats adopted from our shelter be spayed or neutered. The cost of this surgery is included in the adoption fee. A certificate is issued to the animal owner, and is valid at all of the Veterinarians in Davis County, as well as most Veterinarians throughout the State of Utah.
Potential adopters will be required to complete an Adoption application, and will be interviewed by an Adoption Specialist. The adoption process can normally be completed in less than an hour, once a pet is selected.
We reserve the right to "refuse an adoption" based on information obtained in the application, interview or failure to comply with adoption requirements, including confinement and sterilization.
Our staff will provide you with as much information as possible at the time of your adoption. You will be embarking on a lifetime commitment that will determine the fate of your new pet.
PLEASE, DON'T TAKE THIS DECISION LIGHTLY!
We are here to help!