West Valley City Animal Services appreciates the support of the many community donors who provide supplies and funds to care for the animals in our facility. In addition to food, toys and pet supplies, the Animal Shelter accepts monetary donations to provide professional veterinary care for sick and injured animals.

Medical fund donations are accepted in person at the Animal Shelter, or may be mailed to:

West Valley City Animal Services
4522 W 3500 S
West Valley City, UT 84120

Donations may also be made online through our secure PayPal account:

Sponsor a Kennel!
Help support the welfare and medical expenses of our furry guests by sponsoring a dog or cat kennel, or the cat playroom! This is a great way for you or your business to support a cause you care about.

  • Dog Kennel: $50
  • Cat Kennel: $50
  • Front Row Dog Kennel: $100
  • Cat Play Room: $200

Contact us at 801-965-5800 to learn more.

Donation Items

The Animal Shelter is always in need of the following donations:

Animal Care

  • Dog/Puppy Food (canned and dry)
  • Cat/Kitten Food (canned and dry)
    • Please no 9 Lives, Alpo, Atta Cat, Beneful, Gravy Train, Friskies(dry), Grreat Choice, Kal Kan, Kibbles and Bits, Kit and Kaboodle, Member’s Mark, Meow Mix, Multi-Cat, Ol’ Roy, Paws and Claws, Pedigree, Purina Cat/Dog Chow, Retriever, Royal Canin, Special Kitty, Sportmix, Twin Pet, Whiskas
  • Collars and Leashes
  • Front-Clip Harnesses (Ruffwear Front Range, Balance, Freedom, Sense-ation, EZ-Walk)
  • Premium Rabbit Pellets (Oxbow, Mazuri, Versele-Laga, Manna Pro, Kaytee Premium, Supreme Science Selective)
  • Grass Hay (Not Alfalfa)
  • Fresh greens
  • Pelleted pine or paper cat litter
  • Stainless steel bowls (all sizes) and pails
  • Pet carriers and Crates
  • Kuranda-style Beds for Dogs, Cats, and/or Bunnies
  • Nail Clippers
  • Blankets
  • Brushes
  • Revolution Topical (Cats/Dog All sizes)
  • Needles and syringes
  • Probiotics
  • Cones
  • Distilled Water
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Thermometers
  • Baby Scales
  • Muzzles (All species, all sizes)

Animal Enrichment

  • Kong Toys L and XL (Classic or Extreme) 
  • Food puzzles 
  • Bully sticks/chew treats 
  • Nylabones/chew toys 
  • Soft treats 
  • High-value treats (hot dogs, cheese, etc.) 
  • Baby food (meat-only) 
  • DAP (pheromone) 
  • Catnip 
  • Feliway (pheromone) 
  • Applewood Sticks 
  • Grass Huts and Mats 
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Essential Oils 
  • Spices 
  • Hunting Scents
  • Radios and CDs 

Cleaning Supplies 

  • Mop heads 
  • Brooms 
  • Heavy Duty Garbage Bags 
  • Dryer Sheets (Unscented) 
  • Spray Bottles 
  • Scrub Brushes 
  • Bleach 
  • Dish Soap 
  • Hand Sanitizer 
  • Hand Soap 
  • Paper Towels

General Supplies 

  • Decorative Window Film 
  • Sound Absorbers 
  • Pocket Folders 
  • Ear plugs 
  • White-out 
  • Batteries (C, D, AA, AAA, 9V) 
  • Copy Paper 
  • Notebooks 
  • Pens 
  • Solo Plastic Cups 
  • Sticky Notes 
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  1. Melanie Bennett
    Animal Services Director
    Email Melanie Bennett

    Douglas Olsen
    Field Officer Supervisor
    Email Douglas Olsen

    Tess Hartwell
    Animal Care & Enrichment Supervisor
    Email Tess Hartwell
    4522 W 3500 S
     West Valley City, UT 84120

    Phone Numbers
    License: 801-965-5808
    RTO: 801-965-5809
    Community Cats: 801-965-5812
    Adoption: 801-963-3352
    General Questions: 801-965-5800
    Fax: 801-965-3974
    After Hours: 801-840-4000


    • Monday - Friday
      • Lobby & Back Door (RTO, Strays, Community Cats)
      • 11 AM - 6 PM
      • Officers are available 8 AM - 6 PM
    • Closed Saturday & Sunday
    • After Hours Emergencies
      • 801-840-4000

    Licensing, lost pets forms, and adoption applications may be completed online. Return to owner forms are also available; please call to make arrangements for pick up.

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