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.

Roscoesouthern utah adoptable pets Roscoe

Roscoe came to the shelter as a stray. He is approximately 1 year old and is full of energy. He will need a home where he can get a lot of exercise, and he will need all the basic training. He would be best in a home with no small children due to his outpouring of energy.



Gentle Bensouthern utah adoptable pets Ben

Ben lives up to his name as being one of the nicest, friendliest, and gentlest cats. He was found as a stray. He doesn’t have a meow. He opens his mouth to say “hello,” but nothing comes out. He may have a case of laryngitis. He loves everyone and plays with the kittens. He will come when called and loves to watch all the activity in the cat room.


Moxiesouthern utah adoptable pets Moxie

Moxie is 3 months old. Moxie and her five siblings were raised in foster homes and at a shelter. She is very outgoing and is the first one to come to you for attention or to find something to play with. She started out as black with a white chest but has developed white ear tufts, and she looks like she may be turning a silver-gray color. She and her sister make a perfect pair.


Skyysouthern utah adoptable pets Skyy

Skyy is 3 months old. Skyy and her 5 siblings were raised in foster homes and at shelter. She has the most unusual coloration. They are calling her a “torbie” cat. She loves to be brushed and plays with a toothbrush. She sees the toothbrush and comes running. She is quite the lover. She and her sister make a perfect pair.


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.

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Odin’s best friend, Dexter, just got adopted, and while he is happy for him, he misses him and could really use a home of his own. Odin is a 1-year-old male heeler/pit mix. He is a happy-go-lucky, energetic, and sweet dog. He is an active boy and loves walks, hikes, runs, etc. Even though he is energetic, he is well behaved and knows “sit,” “stay,” and good leash manners. He loves working on bones and playing with toys. He’s great with kids and other dogs. His adoption fee is $125.


Petunia is a 2-year-old female pit bull. She is just about as sweet as they come, and she loves people. She is not as energetic as most big dogs but still enjoys going out for walks and adventures. As long as she’s with you, that’s all that matters to her. She’s also sweet with kids. Her adoption fee is $125.


Jaeminsouthern utah adoptable pets Jaemin

Jaemin is a 3-year-old sweetheart. This guy is fun, energetic, and playful. He’s looking for a home where he will get a lot of love and be an only cat. Once you meet this dynamic cat you adore him. His adoption fee is $65.




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Polly is 5 years old and is sweet as can be. She is beautiful and has a delightful personality. She is a calm lap cat who gets along with other cats and dogs, and she is playful. Her adoption fee is $65.



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Lucius is 1 1/2 yrs old, sleek, and sexy. He’s a cool cat with a heart of gold. He’s easy going and he likes attention and gets along with other cats. 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.

Spikesouthern utah adoptable pets Spike

Spike was born in August 2017 and was abandoned. Like all bunnies, she likes to dig, get into things, and run around. Most rabbits do best with a buddy. Best Friends’ rabbits are no different, and the majority of them are deeply bonded with one or two other rabbits. Best Friends does require that bonded pairs are adopted together. If you find a rabbit you are interested in adopting, they will be happy to tell you whether or not they have a partner. You can contact them at for more information.

Boomersouthern utah adoptable pets Boomer

Boomer is the kind of dog who makes every day the best day. He is excited about life and loves his friends, both canine and human. He even gets along with cats. Boomer was born in 2014. He can be a little rowdy when you first meet him, and he needs close supervision with toys because he tends to eat them rather than play with them. But Boomer knows how to settle down, and he aims to please people. He’d be perfectly happy lounging on the couch with you or heading off on a new adventure by your side. As part of the Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program, Boomer qualifies for a free flight home and waived adoption fee. And because Ruffwear loves active dogs, they will also provide a gear kit customized for the activities this pet loves to do and the climate you live in. Click here to learn more about the Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program.

Barnabysouthern utah adoptable pets Barnaby

This beautiful boy is like a big baby. He greets his friends (both human and canine) with lots of love. Though he is a little shy with new people and is working on meeting them, once he knows you, he will roll over for belly rubs right away. Extremely smart, Barnaby makes progress quickly with training. Born in 2013, this loyal, loving guy is looking for a home with a patient person who will be his best buddy. A visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is required to adopt this dog.

Ettiesouthern utah adoptable pets Ettie

Ettie is very friendly and playful with both people and other cats. Born in just March 2016, she came to Best Friends from an animal shelter in California. Ettie has Manx syndrome, so she has no tail and is incontinent. She needs to be expressed daily, but she’s not always cooperative. She can run very fast with her front legs, and sometimes her hind end can’t keep up! She can also climb very fast, like a little monkey. Ettie especially likes spending time on the outdoor patio watching the wild turkeys. She crouches down like she’s going to pounce on them. Ettie has special needs, but she is delightful and would light up the life of anyone she lived with.


Kennedy is very affectionate and sweet. He loves attention and will run over to greet you. He wants to be picked up and hugged. We estimate that he was born in 2004, but he acts much younger. He tolerates other cats but gets jealous if they get more attention. Kennedy was abandoned. He has a heart issue for which he gets medication. He takes his pill very easily with treats. He also has dental issues that cannot be treated because of his heart condition. Kennedy loves people so much. We’d love to see him in a forever home where he could get all the attention he wants.

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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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.


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Petey is a 1.5-year-old, energetic, and happy pup. He weighs about 65 pounds and gets along very well with other big dogs. He still has that puppy energy and would benefit from an active family with a big yard and/or dog park visits. He walks well on a leash and would make a loving companion for a walker, runner, or hiker. Petey didn’t have the best of beginnings and hasn’t had much training or attention, but it hasn’t affected his love of others. Petey is enjoying his time at the BAM Center but has a heart just waiting for the right family to love. His adoption fee is $125. To meet Petey or find out more about him, contact Aggie (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378.


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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.


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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.