Friends Of Animals Utah

Rating: 4.96 stars   83 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 682155 Park City UT 84068 USA

Mission: Our purpose is to protect and provide for animals while fostering an awareness of their importance in our lives.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

If you are not familiar with the work of this no-kill rescue organization, I have one word to describe it: PHENOMENAL! The amount of caring, hard work and the number of hours dedicated by its board, staff and volunteers to finding forever homes to their locally-rescued pets is incredible! Next time you are think about getting a pet, please consider adopting one. Consider Furburbia! Next time you have a gift to give, whether for someone's birthday, Christmas, wedding, in memory of a friend, a loved one or someone's pet, please consider a donation to FOA Utah.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Friends of Animals helped a starving dog on the Indian reservation near Four Corners, far from FOA's location in Park City: We saw a stray black lab, mix bug-ridden, with ribs and spine sticking out, scavenging for food along the road across the reservation. I took a chance and loaded him in my car, where he went right to sleep. The next day I called FOA and they committed to helping him find a home, so Chief traveled to Park City with us - we already had dogs and couldn't keep him. After the obligatory stay at the shelter they took him in. He kept having medical issues and it took months to get him adopted - but finally Chief found a home. FOA was wonderful to take in a dog from so far out of its service area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

... the wonderful way FOA was willing to take in a dog I found far from Park City, near Four Corners, NM.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I fostered a puppy mill rescue dog from Missouri for FOA, and ended up adopting him. I would like to see FOA run special educational campaigns against puppy mills, and hold fundraisers to support rescue groups in the main puppy mill states and collaborate with them to bring more rescues to FOA. These dogs need specific training. Rather than just offering advice such as "lots of patience" for new owners, I would like to see concrete training and the establishment of a puppy mill rescue adopter network.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Friends of Animals is a vital part of the Park City/Summit County community. This is a pet-friendly place and all of us, people and pets, are well-served by this wonderful organization.

We had a pet that did not fit into our current living situation. Shortly after our phone call, they arrived and help us find a solution. In this case, we put our little dog up for adoption and he found a loving home within 24 hours.

Their new initiative to help the residents of Peace House who are temporarily without a home for their pets is an outstanding example of their willingness to jump in with both feet and four paws to solve a community need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Learning more about the humane way to have and help pets.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Move Furbia to a location that is easier to access. The Tanger Mall is great, but Furbia's place is hard to find and does not have an easy area for volunteers to walk dogs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

FOAU in Park City has allowed me to find a wnderful addtion to my family. Wrigley (chihuuahua, 6 year old) and I found each in the Summer of 2010 while I was visiting Furburbia and the factory outlet in Park Ciity Utah. He had just been brought back from another adoptive family who adopted him in April. They desided that he was not a good match. I think it is wonderful that the FOAU allows the dogs to be brought back if the match doesn't work and reconditioned the animal and up back up for adoption.
Wrigley is not our first, In early years of FOAU wer adopted a black adult cat named Lucky he has sinced past but brought great friendship to my children. Please give FOAU the $5000.00, I know they will use it to bring friendships together.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adopted animals in the past 1993, 2010.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing, All the animals are well cared for..

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Rating: 5 stars  

FOAU in Park City has allowed me to find a wnderful addtion to my family. Wrigley (chihuuahua, 6 year old) and I found each in the Summer of 2010 while I was visiting Furburbia and the factory outlet in Park Ciity Utah. He had just been brought back from another adoptive family who adopted him in April. They desided that he was not a good match. I think it is wonderful that the FOAU allows the dogs to be brought back if the match doesn't work and reconditioned the animal and up back up for adoption.
Wrigley is not our first, In early years of FOAU wer adopted a black adult cat named Lucky he has sinced past but brought great friendship to my children. Please give FOAU the $5000.00, I know they will use it to bring friendships together.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adopted animals in the past 1993, 2010.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing, All the animals are well cared for..

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Rating: 4 stars  

My husband and I went to a home to "look at" a black cocker spaniel. I instantly fell in love with him and we adopted him. He was 3.5 years old and we renamed him Jet Back because his original name didn't fit. He was my devoted companion until throat cancer took his life in Sept. 2008. Tears come to my eyes as I remember him. He seemed to sense that they/we saved his life. As soon as the new FOAU building donation center was started we purchased a name brick for him. I never knew his true story but I was lead to believe he was neglected rather than abused. He had papers and we tried to find the breeder but were unable to do it. FOAU gave me the best dog of my life. The people at FOAU work tirelessly to save animals. I was also indirectly involved with the rescue of a puppy mill in a local city where 6-8 Papillon puppies were taken from squalid conditions. I have volunteered on several occasions and felt very satisfied in doing so. I plan to do so again because I personally know Claudia and the force, leadership and strength she can bring to an organization is unlimited.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

see above

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have them be able to get more grants/funding more easily and their wish list realized.

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Rating: 5 stars  

FOA Utah is a wonderful organization! My husband and I found a wonderful addition to our family at the Furburbia location in Park City, UT. She was "saved" from a local shelter and we couldn't be happier.

FOAU is a well run facility, clean and welcoming. Everyone on staff has always been very helpful. The adoption process was thorough, but simple.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

dog adoption and volunteering

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

n/a

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have fostered puppies and dogs for the last two years for Friends of Animals Utah. FOAU does an impressive job helping animals find loving homes. They also do a fantastic public service for our community and State. We adopted our two cats form FOAU who are not so happy when we bring a puppy home for the night but they are getting used to the idea. While we have the puppy or dog we enjoy teaching him things, finding out what he knows and taking him for walks. It is so fun to have a dog. This is a great program for us as we have jobs that don't allow us to have a dog full time. We also fall in love a little bit every time we have a foster.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

It makes my heart happy when I hear that one of my fostered puppies has found a great home. I know that the few things I taught him will always be with him in his new home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd like to see FOAU get bigger and better funded so they could help more stray and unwanted animals. The FOA Ranch is a great start. Hopefully they will someday have the funding to help horses as well as other domestic animals in need along with the dogs and cats.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Friends of Animals Utah organization is incredible. They are very professional yet they make you feel like you live next door. I have been very impressed with their care for animals and REALLY wanting to match up the perfect pet with its new home.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We have been looking for a pet to adopt and

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am always amazed at the wonderful work FOAU does saving so many animals every year. Our puppy came from Furburbia almost two years ago and we are so glad we could in some way be a part of this organization. I especially appreciate the foster network they have built, not only helping these animals but fostering community as well.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

What an incredible organization! We recently adopted our puppy from Friends of Animals and have had the best experience. The environment is very comfortable and clean for the animals and they are clearly well cared for. For humans, the adoption is low pressure and easy. The staff is helpful, knowledgable and truly wants each pet to go to a forever home. They do such a great job of finding fosters and socializing animals allowing them to transition into their new homes as best as possible. Also, the community loves Friends of Animals and that speaks volumes for me. I love that we were able to have our puppy on trial for a few days to be sure that we were the right match for him. It turns out we are and we are thrilled. Friends of Animals takes care of all puppy shots, provides a voucher for a spay/neuter, microchips your pet and sets you up with great tools to welcome your new pet into your home. Most importantly, Friends of Animals saves these wonderful creatures that may otherwise be euthanised in local shelters and provides not only a second chance for them, but an opportunity for us all to play a part in their mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adopting an animal

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not a thing!

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