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Humane Society of Utah in Murray, Utah was founded in 1960. They’re the largest open-admission animal welfare organization in the state, and their staff works hard to ensure every healthy and treatable pet that enters their facility is placed into a loving, forever home. There’s no set limit on the length of time an animal can remain in the adoption program, and they don’t euthanize any healthy or treatable animals.
They also offer the following lifesaving programs and services to their community:
Considering adoption from Humane Society of Utah? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
Adopting from Humane Society of Utah involves just a few simple steps:
Humane Society of Utah uses a variable pricing system, meaning the adoption fee for each animal is dependent on many factors, including the age, breed, and health of the individual animal.
Adoption fees range from $55-$600 for dogs and $25-$175 for cats.
You can view the adoption fee for a specific animal by clicking on the their photo on the shelter’s website.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, and species/age-appropriate initial vaccinations.
All pets receive 30 days of free pet insurance and a free wellness exam from participating vets.
Remember, your adoption fee only covers a portion of Humane Society of Utah’s investment in your new pet, which includes healthy food, safe shelter, lifesaving medical care, behavioral training, exercise and enrichment, and foster care for the pets during their stay.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.