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.


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.


Gandysouthern 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 and his location are someplace safe and that 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.

Petuniasouthern utah adoptable pets Petunia

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 is with you that is all that matters to her. She’s also sweet with kids! You can meet Petunia at PAWS. Her adoption fee is $125.


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Darling Anna is a sweet little girl with lots of love to give. She absolutely loves people and she enjoys love and attention. She is definitely a little lap dog and a cuddle bug. She was born without one of her legs so she knows nothing different than having three legs and gets around just fine! She’s great with kids and other dogs. Her adoption fee is $125.



Wilma is a 1 1/2-year-old tabby who is playful, will play dress-up if you want her to, loves toys and games, and is very social. Give her a lap and she will cuddle up on it. She is easygoing and gets along with other cats. Wilma also likes to run on PAWS cat wheel. She is amazing! Stop in and meet Wilma at PAWS. Her adoption fee is $65.


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Herbert is a 3-year-old tabby who has fur like silk. He was dumped in someone’s yard and was very scared. Herbert is a PAWS favorite because he is so friendly and sweet. Herbert loves to ride on your shoulder. He gets along with the cats at PAWS. You need to meet this special guy so get into PAWS soon! His adoption fee is $65.


Bubblessouthern utah adoptable pets Bubbles1

Bubbles is 3 years old. She loves to snuggle, cuddle, and play. She is social and gets along with other cats and dogs. Bubbles has beautiful green eyes that will melt your heart. Her 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.

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’s 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. Sanctuary visit required.

Camisouthern utah adoptable pets Cami

Cami is a sweet soul. She is a little shy and skeptical of new friends, but she can be won over with peanut butter or other yummy treats. Cami finds comfort in her blankets, toys, and doggie friends. She would do best in a home that has a more confident dog who can show her the ropes. Because Cami tends to run when she is scared, she will need someone to watch over her and keep her safe. Cami was born in 2012. She will be the perfect dog for someone who has the time and patience to nurture her and let her shine.

Dashsouthern utah adoptable pets Dash

This dashing fellow is a little shy. But once he gets to know you, you will see his sweet and loyal side. Dash is easy to teach because he is very food motivated and will do whatever you ask for yummy treats. Treats also help him feel comfortable in new situations and with new people. Dash is an energetic guy who is looking for an active home. He loves long walks and rides nicely in the car. Born in 2016, Dash also gets along well with other dogs and wouldn’t mind a doggie playmate or two in his new home.

Alafairsouthern utah adoptable pets Alafair

Although Alafair is friendly and playful with her fellow felines, she is fearful of people. She is curious, though, and you can tempt her with wand toys. But she won’t let anyone touch her yet. Born in 2013, Alafair came from an animal rescue organization in California. She has a very sweet spirit, and we think she would come out of her shell if she could find a home where she felt safe and comfortable.


Axlsouthern utah adoptable pets Axl

Axl arrived from Kissimmee, Florida, which is perhaps where he developed his favorite pastime: relaxing in the sun. Though he prefers it if you take it slow, this mellow cutie loves attention from his favorite humans; he is a sweetheart to the core. When it comes to other felines, he doesn’t particularly seek out their company, but they are OK. He is often content to play by himself and do what he does best: look adorable. Axl has feline immunodeficiency virus. Born in 2009, he is otherwise in fine health and expects to have many great years ahead of him. Axl 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.

Camandosouthern utah adoptable pets Camando

Change his future! When he is not playing with other cats, Camando is keeping a close eye on the birds and lizards outside. Ahh, the elaborate plans that must be running around his head. This handsome cat is shy around people but will sometimes let you pet and comb his long hair. So if he could find a home with a kind and patient person, he may warm up. In the meantime, he adores other cats and would be a great companion to your cats. Born in 2005, Camando is in good health. But he came from a terrible situation of hoarding and neglect in Pahrump, Nevada. If you would like to change a deserving cat’s life, Camando is ready to capture your heart!

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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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.


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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.


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 so is happiest in your lap or in your arms and he is vocal about letting you know 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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