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

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.

Ariasouthern utah adoptable pets Aria

Aria’s owner did not want her and abandoned her with strangers. She is only approximately 6 months old and will be a very big girl when grown. She is very gentle although a bit shy. She loves people and knows “sit” and “wait” commands. She is doing well on a leash and is housetrained.



southern utah adoptable pets Benny Bear

Benny Bear

Benny Bear came to shelter when his owner could no longer care for him, and he was given away to someone who also could not keep him. He is a very friendly, high-energy boy. He loves toys and will play for hours. Benny Bear likes to go for walks. He will need an active family. He did live inside a home.




southern utah adoptable pets Zader

Zader came to the shelter with another cat, Gandy, when their owner moved and could not take them with her. He is 6 years old. He is a large cat with beautiful swirl markings. He is shy but is learning that he is safe and will come when called. He loves attention and being petted.



southern utah adoptable pets Gandy

Gandy came to the shelter with another cat, Zader, when their owner moved and could not take them with her. He is 4 years old. He is a nice, big cat but is quite shy. He is easily handled and is learning that all the new smells and noises, his location is safe, and he is loved. He likes being petted.



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.

Tiffanysouthern utah adoptable pets Tiffany

Tiffany is a total sweetheart! She is a 3-year-old female pitbull, and boy is she pretty! She loves going for walks, hikes, and adventures, and she is also perfectly content just hanging out at home with you. She loves people and is great around kids. She will play if you play with her. She is very smart and treat-motivated, so she would do great at training. Her adoption fee is $125.

Gracesouthern utah adoptable pets Grace1

Grace is a 12-year-old Chihuahua mix. She is energetic and loves her walks. Grace is currently in a foster home with another dog and several cats. She gets along with everyone. This girl would love to find a lap to curl up on and a human to love. Her adoption fee is $75.



Nicholassouthenrn utah adoptable pets Nicholas3

Nicholas is a 5 1/2-year-old Russian blue and a delightful guy. He’s stunning to look at, a great listener, and looking for his forever home and human. Nicholas gets along with everyone and is super calm. His adoption fee is $150.




Nixonsouthern utah adoptable pets Nixon2

Nixon is 6 years old and so plush that you just want to hold and snuggle him. If you scratch and rub under his chin, he literally melts right into your arms. He is sweet and social. His adoption fee is $65.



Marjoriesouthern utah adoptable pets Marjorie1

Marjorie is a 5-year-old long-haired petite Siamese doll. She is soft and cuddly and everything you want in a companion cat. She maintains her hair really well on her own, but if you offer to brush her, she just melts. She is playful and loving. Her adoption fee is $150.



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.

Skullysouthern utah adoptable pets Skully

Skully is still fairly young (born in 2014), but he’s already dealt with some serious health issues. He’s had several surgeries to remove skin cancer, including the removal of his right ear. He came to Best Friends from a shelter after his person surrendered him because of his medical issues. None of this has dampened Skully’s spirit. This guy is always happy and constantly smiling. He loves attention from people and has done well with all the dogs he’s met at the sanctuary. Skully is currently cancer-free, but he must be continuously protected from the sun and monitored for any new spots on his skin. He is working on basic training at the sanctuary. He already knows “sit” and “down” and is good on walks with his harness. Since losing his ear, Skully has been sporting some generously donated snoods (doggie hats). It’s impossible not to smile when watching this big, silly boy showing off his fashionable headwear. If you’re looking for a happy dog who will keep you smiling, Skully certainly fits the bill.

Elliottsouthern utah adoptable pets Elliott

Elliott was born in 2016 and is still learning about life. So far, he’s shown that he will bond deeply with whoever puts in the time with him. Elliott came to Best Friends from a small, rural shelter. He’s done well with all the dogs he’s met at the sanctuary so far, but he cannot live with cats as he has shown aggression toward them in the past. Elliott is working on “sit,” “down,” name recognition, crate training, and housetraining. Sweet and affectionate, Elliott will make a great companion.

Floydsouthern utah adoptable pets Floyd

Floyd is an active and fun-loving boy. Friendly and sweet, he’s done well with all the dogs he’s met at the sanctuary. Before coming to Best Friends, he was rescued from a national monument where it seems he was abandoned. Born in June 2017, Floyd is learning his training basics at Dogtown, including polite greetings and crate training. Floyd would love a home that’s as active and fun as he is.


Divyasouthern utah adoptable pets Divya

This playful ball of purrs is precious and sure doesn’t want to grow up homeless but rather as part of your family. This kitten was born in August 2015 and was abandoned. Divya is a Caturtle, also known as a shy cat who comes out of their shell in a home. Caturtles are free to adopt and can fly to their new homes for free anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.



Egypt is an exotic-looking lilac-point Siamese mix. She loves people and seeks out affection. She’s playful and looks forward to seeing you. She enjoys leash walks and stroller rides. She also gets along very well with other cats. Born in 2013, Egypt is incontinent due to a birth defect. We express her daily. It would take a very special home to care for Egypt, but she would be very appreciative if you had that home for her.


Fifisouthern utah adoptable pets Fifi

Fifi is a gorgeous cat. She’s a bit standoffish, but that’s understandable. Born in 2005, she came from a terrible hoarding situation in Nevada. You can pet her, you just have to let her say when. Fifi is terrific with other cats. She needs to know what it’s like to have a home of her own. If you have the heart for a girl like her, please consider adopting!


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.


southern utah adoptable pets BALEY1southern utah adoptable pets BALEY2

Baley, a German Shepherd in a Chihuahua body, ended up at a local shelter after his owner died, and there was no one to take care of him. He is a happy little guy who just wants a lap to sit on, a warm bed, some walks and car rides, and of course food and water. BAM does know that he shared a kennel space with another dog and is good with them, but they don’t know about cats or children. Toddlers probably shouldn’t be in the picture since he was in an adult-only home before, but older, respectful children would probably be fine. Baley is ready to go to a new family immediately. His adoption fee is $125. To meet Baley or find out more about him, contact Aggie (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378.


southern utah adoptable pets chico1southern utah adoptable pets chico2

Chico is approximately 3 years old and came to BAM with his buddy Pepe. He is very loving with his people and is just waiting for the right family so he can share his love and cute personality. His adoption fee is $125. To meet Chico, contact Ryan at (435) 680-6666.


southern utah adoptable pets Pepe1southern utah adoptable pets Pepe2

Pepe is approximately 3 years old and came to BAM with his buddy Chico. He is very loving with his people and is just waiting for the right family so he can share his love and cute personality. His adoption fee is $125. To meet Pepe, contact Ryan at (435) 680-6666.


southern utah adoptable pets Jerry1

Jerry came to BAM when his owner moved and couldn’t take him. Jerry is a small, darling 2 year old. He is a sweet, shy little dog who is still little unsure about the world and is happiest in your lap or in your arms. He is vocal about letting you know that he would rather be with you than in a kennel. Even though he is still cautious with new situations and people, he is blossoming into a playful, social creature at the dog park. He likes his treats but needs the reassurance that only a loving owner can give. Although he gets along with other dogs and cats and loves kids, he is not confident yet, so new owners need to ensure he is not overwhelmed upon first meeting. To welcome Jerry into your family, contact Aggie (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. Jerry’s adoption fee is $125.



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