Parkites have long been accompanied by furry friends on their daily adventures. In fact, some have been known to reference Park City as Bark City. With an assortment of Border Collies, Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Australian Shepherds and Heelers alongside a healthy mix of the good ole’ mutts it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a large percentage of our pets come from a local non profit organization. Nuzzles and Co. has been supporting the Park City and surrounding communities for more than 25 years.
Since its inception, Nuzzles and Co has found homes for more than 13,000 dogs and cats. Nuzzles and Co has the capacity for 85 cats and 40 dogs in the Rescue Ranch just outside of Park City. Dogs and cats are rescued from shelters across Utah (often from a shelter’s euthanasia list) and brought to the ranch for medical care and socialization. Once your future dog or cat is deemed ready for adoption pets are available to meet and greet both at the Rescue Ranch or the Adoption Center at the Tanger Outlet.
A recent article in the Park Record shares Nuzzles and Co’s recent successes following a branding update that included a renovation of the organization’s adoption center. The organization has saved more than 50% more animals than 2015 and double that of 2014.
If you aren’t able to adopt a new best friend at this point in your life, there are still ways you can nuzzle a few dogs or cats.
- The easiest way to get your purr fix is to stop by the Adoption Center at the Tanger Outlets. The adoption center is open seven days a week from noon – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Speaking from experience it is hard to leave empty handed, but we still encourage regular visits.
- If you are looking for more regular cuddles, we recommend looking into volunteer opportunities. The possibilities are endless, and we’re not sure who benefits more… you or the animals.
- For a less hands-on opportunity, Nuzzles and Co graciously accepts donations. The organization tackles an unbelievable amount of work, and well it all takes money. They honestly couldn’t provide the community service they do without donations. Learn more about how far every dollar goes.
At the Lange group, we are firm believers that all homes are happier with a pet or two in residence and are incredibly supportive of the work Nuzzles and Co does in our community! Take some time to browse their website to get to know their services or stop by the Adoption Center.