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There are alternatives to re-homing your pet or surrendering them to the shelter. Below are resources that can help you keep your pet, or find a new home for them.

Last Litter Program for Dogs and Cats

The Last Litter Program is for pet cats who have a litter of kittens or pet dogs who have a litter of puppies whose guardian needs help rehoming and getting their mama cat or dog spayed to prevent future litters.

HSU will intake the kitt
ens or puppies for adoption and vaccinate, spay, and return the mama cat or dog to you on the same day.

Pet Retention Program

The Humane Society of Utah has a Pet Retention program which is intended to provide help for pet owners who wish to keep their pet but are experiencing hardship. You can schedule a free phone consultation to discuss alternatives and learn about resources available to you. 

Pet Food Assistance 

If you are experiencing hardship and need assistance feeding your pet the following are resources available to you. 

Best Friends Animal Society

The Best Friends pet food pantry not only fills bellies, but it also helps to save lives by providing families with what they need to keep their pets at home and out of shelters.


Legacy Initiative Dog Squad Team: Pets of the Homeless Food Pantry

Pets of the Homeless provides relief to homeless people and their pets in the form of food, resources, emergency care, and support.

Phone: (801) 328-2303

Pet Friendly Housing

The following websites can help you find  pet-friendly housing

Veterinary Care

Organizations that provide grants to assist with veterinary bills


Pet Samaritan Medical Aid

The Mosby Foundation

The Pet Fund

Ozzy Foundation

Brown Dog Foundation

Spay USA

Low-cost vet clinics


Comprehensive services. Wellness plans with monthly payment available. Multiple locations in Petsmarts throughout Utah.

Humane Society of Utah

Services include spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchips, heartworm preventative, and nail trims.

Salt Lake Spay/Neuter Clinic

Services include spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchips, heartworm preventative, and nail trims.

Domestic Abuse Resources

Nuzzles and Co. Purple Paw Program  

Veterinary care, training, and boarding for pets of domestic abuse survivors attempting to leave their abusers. Works through the domestic violence hotline. 

Hotline: 1-800-799-7233. 

The Center For Woman and Children

Located in Provo. Assists with finding temporary housing for pets. 

Hotline number:  801-377-5500

Safe Place For Pets

On-site housing, off-site housing, and community programs for people and pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence.

Red Rover Safe Escape Grants

The Safe Escape grant program helps families with pets safely escape domestic violence together.

Resources for Pet Owners Experiencing Homelessness

Rehome your pet

This website helps you find a new home for your pet. This saves your pet from the stress of going to the shelter, and it keeps a shelter space open for lost and stray animals in need. Win-win!

All you need to do is to set up your pet's profile in less than 10 mins. Once complete, your pet's profile will be posted on and be seen by millions of visitors each month!

Airlines have gone through many changes during the pandemic, so it’s more important than ever for travelers to understand what evolving airline policies mean and what they can do themselves to prepare for safe travel with their registered emotional support animal.

That is why our team created the resource, Guide to Flying with an Emotional Support Animal, which you can view here:

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