The shelter first opened its doors in 2000 and daily operations include homeless animal refuge, adoption services, lost and found animal reporting, pet licensing, and spay/neuter advocacy. Every animal that enters the facility is thoroughly cared for and receives all necessary medical treatment. The shelter staff strives to place each dog and cat in the most suitable home possible, ensuring both happy pets and happy people. In order to prevent the number of animals entering shelters and to keep pets healthy and safe, the organization advocates for all area pet owners to sterilize, microchip, and keep identification on their animals. Together with the local community, Weber County Animal Shelter is working towards a no-kill county where all animals receive humane treatment.
Another local shelter dedicated to serving the pets and people of Ogden and the surrounding area is the South Ogden Animal Services Division. The small city shelter provides a comfortable, safe, and clean environment for lost and abandoned animals until their families are found or they can be adopted into a new loving home.
In addition to animal care and adoptions, South Ogden Animal Services provides community education pertaining to humane animal treatment, responsible pet ownership, and the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals. They believe that spaying/neutering is the most critical step that citizens can take to strive for the health of pets and the health of the community. Through partnerships with local animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, and rescue groups, South Ogden Animal Services promotes animal adoptions and connects the community with affordable spay/neuter procedures.
The Ogden City Dog Park is an oasis for your canine companion! The well-maintained park first opened in 2010 and features separate small and large dog areas, an agility course with training and exercise obstacles, mutt mitt stations to clean up after your pet, leash caddies for temporary dog tie-up while you tend to other tasks, and several doggie watering stations for your pal to stay hydrated on hot days! There is even a trail section to explore alongside your pet and a shady gazebo to seek shelter from the sun. Take a seat on one of the park's many benches and enjoy the picturesque Ogden River while your furry friend sniffs, romps, and plays!
Nothing says Utah like exploring the outdoors with your furry best friend! Get your paws moving on more than 100 miles of trails through the beautiful rolling hills of Utah. The trail runs along the shoreline bench of ancient glacial Lake Bonneville and offers stunning mountain views and a wonderous variety of wildflowers. Dogs are welcome to join you as you hike, but may only be off-leash in the designated Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sections. The trails are well-maintained and human restrooms are available at the trailhead. Be sure to clean up after your hiking pal and bring along your own water- none is available on site!