West Valley City Animal Services is proud to operate a no-kill animal shelter!
Regular Adoption Fees (West Valley City Residents)
Adult Dogs: $85
Adult Cats: $55
Adoption fees include microchip, first set of vaccinations, rabies vaccination and sterilization surgery, when necessary. License fees may also be collected if the new adopter resides within Taylorsville or West Valley City limits.
Regular Adoption Fees (Non-Residents)
Large dogs: $50.00
Small dogs (under 30 lbs.): $100
Adult Cats: $30 (two for $40)
Adoption fees include first set of vaccinations, rabies vaccination and sterilization surgery, when necessary. A microchip may be added for $20. License fees may also be collected if the new adopter resides within Taylorsville or West Valley City limits.
Is Your Life Dog-Compatible?
Ask yourself these questions before you decide to add a dog to your family:
Do you recognize that dogs are social animals who need interaction with people and other animals?
Does your job require you to travel a lot or work late hours?
Why do you want a dog?
Will you create a backup plan to care for your dog in case you can't arrive home on time or must travel?
Will you invest the time to properly socialize your puppy or dog and enroll him in a basic obedience class or puppy kindergarten?
Will you make prior arrangements with responsible friends, a professional pet sitter, a doggie day-care center, or boarding center when you need to be away?
Will you make sure your dog has bathroom breaks at least every 5 or 6 hours?
Will you make sure your dog receives regular veterinary care?
Will you schedule weekend time engaging in fun activities with him?
Will you walk your dog at least twice daily - before and after work for 20 minutes or more each time?