The Independent Southern Utah Adoptable Pets Guide features adoptable pets from various animal shelters throughout southern Utah. Get a new pet today!

Providing Animals With Support (PAWS)

PAWS Adoption Center is located at 1125 W 1130 N in St. George. Please submit an application at Call (435) 688-9748 or email All pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and current on vaccinations. Below are the pets currently available for adoption from the shelter.

Foxysouthern utah adoptable pets Foxy21

Foxy is a 14-year-old female heeler mix. Her owner lost her home and could no longer take care of her. Foxy is very sweet and gets along with other dogs and children. She’s a cuddler, too. Foxy is very healthy for her age, and she just wants a home and someone to love. She has been with PAWS since May of 2016. Seniors make the best pets, so please consider adopting this great gal. Foxy is a very loving dog and would make a wonderful companion. She has never had a potty accident in the house. She is currently in a foster home with other dogs and a small child. Her adoption fee is $75.

Willissouthern utah adoptable pets Willis

Meet Willis (Will). He is approximately 5 years old and is a male pit/boxer mix. He loves to play fetch with ropes or tennis balls, and he especially likes bones. His personality is amazing! He is very mellow and laid back. He likes sleeping in in the mornings and going to bed early at night. Willis has never gotten to live in a house in his entire life, so PAWS is looking for an exceptionally good forever home for him, one that will spoil him rotten and love him forever. If you have room in your heart and your home for this sweetheart, please contact PAWS. His adoption fee is $125.

Daphnesouthern utah adoptable pets Daphne

Daphne is approximately 5 years old and is a DSH calico mix. She came from a hoarding situation, so she is a bit shy at first. Daphne is sweet and loves to cuddle. She gets along with the other cats at PAWS. She is litterbox trained. She’s a beautiful girl who deserves to be loved and have a good home where she can be spoiled rotten. Her adoption fee is $65.


Harrysouthern utah adoptable pets Harry

Harry is a 5-year-old male DSH orange and white cat. He is a great cat, very sweet and cuddly. He came to PAWS from a kill shelter in late May. Harry is FIV positive. It is important to realize that a positive test for FIV is not a mandatory death sentence. With a high-protein diet and aggressive treatment of secondary infections, an FIV-positive cat can lead a reasonably normal life span. FIV is not passed to humans. Saliva to blood (biting) is generally accepted as the primary source of spreading the virus, and it is unlikely (but not impossible) that cats will spread FIV to other cats by drinking or eating out of the same food dish, or by mutual grooming. His adoption fee is $50.

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Kirk is approximately 2 years old and is a Siamese/tabby mix. He has beautiful blue eyes. Kirk is a little shy at first, but he’s coming out of his shell. He will need someone who is very patient with him. Kirk gets along with other cats and loves to play with cat toys. He has been at PAWS since April of last year. It is time for him to find his humans and go home with them. He has bonded with another shy boy, Luigi, and they would love to find a home together. Kirk is litterbox trained. Come into our adoption center and meet this great cat. His adoption fee is $65.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is located five miles north of Kanab at 5001 Angel Canyon Road. All adoptable cats and dogs are spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations. If you have questions about a specific pet or the adoption process, please email If you’d like to apply to adopt one of these featured pets, click the link to their bio where you will find the adoption survey.

Lewissouthern utah adoptable pets Lewis

Hi, I am Lewis and I just arrived at Best Friends. My caregivers at the sanctuary are working hard to write my biography. Check back soon to read more about me or email to speak to an adoptions counselor. Thank you for adopting.



Clarksouthern utah adoptable pets Clark

Hi, I am Clark and I just arrived at Best Friends. My caregivers at the sanctuary are working hard to write my biography. Check back soon to read more about me or email to speak to an adoptions counselor. Thank you for adopting!



 Cometsouthern utah adoptable pets Comet

Comet is a talkative little dog who loves to hang out with her favorite people. She also loves to take a walk and then lie down and rest with her friends. She is always happy to see people and lets them hear her excitement. Born in 2010, she came to Best Friends from another rescue organization that was closing its doors. She has shown some guarding behaviors, and because she bonds deeply with her person, she can sometimes get upset when left alone. Comet would prefer a quieter household with one or two other dogs at most. She generally prefers male dogs to other females. She has lived in a home with multiple cats and was good with them.

Maddiesouthern utah adoptable pets Maddie

Maddie is very friendly with people. She is confident around other cats but mostly keeps to herself. Born in 2011, she came from a Utah shelter. Maddie is quite thin and they let her eat as much food as she wants as long as it agrees with her. She is prone to upper respiratory and urinary tract infections. They give her a lysine supplement for general health. Maddie has a quiet, unassuming, yet gentle demeanor. She is a lap cat but is not demanding. She’ll quietly wait until you’re ready to give her attention. She takes no time to adapt to new environments, and she’s just waiting for you to take her home.

Pablosouthern utah adoptable pets Pablo

This playful ball of purrs is precious and sure doesn’t want to grow up homeless but as part of your family! Are you in love with Pablo? Please fill out an adoption survey and let’s get started!




The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter

The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter is located at 795 Hardy Way and is open for adoptions Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Please call (702) 346-7415 during these hours to speak to the front desk, or visit Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at (702) 346-5268. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering and a one-year rabies shot. Mesquite residents only receive one-year city pet licenses.

Rosasouthern utah adoptable pets Rosa

Rosa’s owner could no longer keep her. She is less than a year old. Rosa is very friendly and loves people. She will come when called. Rosa’s owner had her trained to a harness so she could be on the patio when she was outside. She has beautiful coloration and unusual facial markings with striking blue eyes. Rosa’s adoption fee is $40.


Joeysouthern utah adoptable pets Joey

Joey’s owner could no longer keep him. He is less than a year old. Joey is very friendly and loves people. Joey will come when called. Joey’s owner had him trained to a harness so he could be on the patio when she was outside. Joey has a shiny black coat, a white spot on his front leg, and huge golden eyes. He is quite stunning. Joey’s adoption fee is $40.


Sawyersouthern utah adoptable pets Sawyer

Sawyer is four months old. He was found as a stray and is a very friendly and playful little cat. He loves people and other cats. He will come running when he is called and he never stops purring. Sawyers adoption fee is $40.




Because Animals Matter

Because Animals Matter is dedicated to reducing animal abuse and neglect through education. It offers fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped animals for adoption through a network of foster homes and the Because Animals Matter Center, a transition facility. It also welcomes volunteers for a variety of activities and needs foster families for animals awaiting their forever homes. Please contact Because Animals Matter at (435) 773-5209 or visit for more information.


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Hunk is a gorgeous 2-year-old dog believed to be a pointer/pittie blend weighing in at about 60 lbs. BAM is taking applications on him because he’s receiving some medical treatment for the next month or so for Heartworm. Following his treatment, he will be well and ready to go to his new family. He’s a favorite of everyone who meets him and good with other dogs. He is a bit rambunctious and may not be good for toddlers but should do fine with older children. To see Hunk, call Aggie at (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. His adoption fee is $125.


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Lizzie is a cutie. She likes to play but also knows how to relax and soak up the sun. She is in a foster home with other dogs with whom she shares a loving relationship. She came to BAM from a shelter at 3 months old and had a bad case of mange, but it has been treated. However, mange can recur in dogs, so her new family will have to keep an eye on her. However, it is easily treatable and not contagious to you or other pets in the family. To see Lizzie, call her foster parent, Lisa, at (435) 313-6422. Her adoption fee is $150.


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Roger is a wonderfully sweet and happy dog. He was picked up as a stray and is estimated to be between 2 and 4 years of age. He is quite excited when he first meets you but settles after a short time and is a good walker. He is learning his manners and already sits nicely for a treat; he will learn quickly as he is food motivated and wants to please. He plays well with other dogs and is energetic as is typical of his age. He is ready to meet his forever family. To meet Roger, call Aggie at (435)773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. His adoption fee is $125.


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Rosemary is a beautiful cat. She is approximately 7 years old. She is a sweet cat. She is calm, quiet, and very loving and enjoys receiving attention. She does get nervous in new situations but settles in fairly quickly with a little patience and love. She is good with other cats and tolerates nice dogs. She is house trained and prefers a home without young children. She has a special adoption fee of $25. If you are interested in adopting Rosemary, please call (435) 773-5209.