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

Southern Utah Adoptable Pets: City of Mesquite Animal Shelter

The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter is located at 795 Hardy Way and is open for adoptions from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays. 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.


southern utah adoptable events Eva

Eva’s owner brought her to the shelter because she did not get along with the other dog in the home. We are recommending for her to be in a home without other dogs and a secure fence. She knows basic commands like “sit” and “wait.” She likes toys and kennels, and she loves going for walks. She behaves very well on a leash. She likes being beside people and receiving affection. Eva is approximately 6 or 7 years old.


southern utah adoptable pets HynaHyna’s owners could no longer care for her due to their busy schedule. Hyna is approximately 9 months old. Hyna is full of energy and in need of an active home where she will get plenty of exercise. She is still a puppy and needs to learn basic commands and complete her house training. She can be a bit shy until she knows you, then she is very affectionate.


southern utah adoptable pets JoyJoy was left with a family for three weeks, and her owner never came back. They could not keep her, so she ended up at the shelter. She is a nice dog, full of energy, and loves people. We were told she behaves well around other dogs and that she jumps fences, so she would need a secure yard. She loves sitting next to people. Joy behaves well on leash and seems to be house-trained.

Watson (No Photo Available)

Watson is a Maltese/Bichon/Lhasa Apso mix. He was found as a stray wearing a harness. No one has come to claim him. He Has been shaved to remove the mats under his top coat. Watson is a very happy little dog.


southern utah adoptable pets: BalooBaloo was returned to the shelter because of allergies in the home. His previous owners were sad to see him go. He was originally found as a stray. He is a very calm, laid-back boy. He comes when called. He is a very neat and clean cat. He loves being held and receiving attention. He purrs all of the time and loves playing with toys or just being with someone.

Southern Utah Adoptable Pets: P.A.W.S. Adoption Center

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.


southern utah adoptable pets DottieDottie is about approximately 4 years old and is a domestic shorthair grey-and-white cat. She came from another shelter in October of 2016. She is a great cat and very sweet. Dottie gets along with other cats. She is pretty mellow but is still playful. She is litter-box trained.


southern utah adoptable pets DaisyDaisy is approximately 5 years old and is a domestic shorthair tuxedo. She came to PAWS in December. Daisy is a sweetheart and gets along with other cats. She will make a great addition to some lucky family. Daisy is litter-box trained.


southern utah adoptable pets PowerpuffPowerpuff is approximately 2 years old and is a domestic shorthair dilute calico. She came to PAWS in October. Powerpuff is unique in coloring since she is a dilute calico. She is a very nice cat that gets along with other cats. Powerpuff loves to play and cuddle. She is litter-box trained.

Joe & Pogger

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Pogger is 2 years old, and Joe, his father, is 6 years old. The foster family said that Joe is a trained hunting dog, but it is unclear if Pogger is. Pogger does know basic commands and is very well mannered. PAWS would like to adopt both dogs out together, but if you are only looking for one dog, you need to call the PAWS office for more information and to set up a meet and greet. Both dogs are in foster care.