West Valley City Animal Services is proud to operate a no-kill animal shelter!


Regular Adoption Fees

  • Adult Dogs: $85
  • Puppies: $155
  • Adult Cats: $55
  • Kittens: $80
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.
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?
Search for a Pet
  1. Nathan Beckstead

    Field Operations Supervisor
    Email Nathan Beckstead

    Kathy Schuster

    Shelter Supervisor
    Email Kathy Schuster

    Physical Address
    4522 W 3500 S
    West Valley City, UT 84120

    Phone: 801-965-5800
    Fax: 801-965-3974
    After Hours: 801-840-4000


    Monday through Friday
    9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.*
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
    Note: The front office (licensing, adoptions, payments, etc.) is open on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month.

    *Monetary transactions are stopped 30 minutes prior to closing; adoption meet and greets are stopped one hour prior to closing each day to allow our staff to prepare the animals for bed.

    The West Valley City Animal Shelter is closed on most nationally observed holidays.