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


RSQ DOGS+ is dedicated to being the voice for the voiceless, bettering the lives of the forgotten, abandoned, and abused animals in rural Utah while inspiring the community to get involved. All adoptable cats and dogs are spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Please contact RSQ DOGS+ for more information at (800) 897-1136 or or visit

Taylasouthern utah adoptable pets Tayla

Tayla is a one-year-old sheepdog mix. She is a medium sized female dog that just loves to be held. She is good with other dogs and children.







Elliesouthern utah adoptable pets Ellie

Ellie is a fun loving adult cattle dog mix. She loves people and is good with kids and most other dogs. She can be a little moody from time to time, so her ideal situation would be to be an “only dog” with lots of love and attention. Ellie is an adult female Australian cattle dog and medium in size. She is good in a home with children.


Ruby and Rosie

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Ruby and Rosie are two pitty mix babies looking for dedicated, patient, fur-ever homes. They are currently in a foster home but will be ready to go to their new families in a couple weeks. RSQ DOGS+ is currently taking applications for these adorable bundles of energy.

Rugersouthern utah adoptable pets Ruger

Ruger is a 2-year-old coonhound mix. He is a large adult male that is good with other dogs.





Coopersouthern utah adoptable pets Cooper

Cooper is a very sweet, young (1-year-old) male cat looking for his forever family. He was part of a bonded pair (with Princess), but Princess was pregnant and now has seven darling kittens. Cooper can be adopted alone. If you are looking to adopt two cats and can wait about six more weeks for the second one, we would love to reunite these two love birds. Cooper is good in a home with other cats and children. Cooper is currently at the PetSmart location on River Road in St. George.

Tillysouthern utah adoptable pets Tilly

Tilly is a very sweet girl but just a little temperamental. Who can blame the poor girl, though, as she was abandoned by her owner to a high-kill shelter? She is now safe with RSQ DOGS+, but she really needs a loving home where she can feel loved. She would prefer a home with no dogs. Tilly is currently at the PetSmart location on River Road in St George.


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.

Gorgeous Georgesouthern utah adoptable pets Gorgeous George

Gorgeous George lights up when he sees people he knows; his stubby little tail can’t wag fast enough. Born in 2010, Gorgeous George has some resource-guarding issues and guarded food and toys from children in his previous home. He is working hard on his training, however, and knows basic commands. He can also “speak” on cue. On a leash, Gorgeous George is a perfect gentleman, but he knows how to let loose. He loves swimming with his roommate and chasing sticks at the dog park. He’s looking for a home with someone who knows how to have fun but can also continue helping him put his best foot forward. Sanctuary visit required.

Hingesouthern utah adoptable pets Hinge

Hinge is an adorable little puppy. He was born in August 2017 and came from an animal rescue group in Nevada. Puppies need to be taught all those good things that puppies need to learn in order to grow up to be adult dogs, of course. A puppy is a project! But there’s nothing these little ones would love more than to grow up in your family.


Igorsouthern utah adoptable pets Igor

Igor is a big, silly guy who loves playing with people and other dogs once they’ve become his friends. Though some dogs find him a bit too much, he is tolerant and listens to them well. Born in 2012, Igor is eager to please and happy to give hugs to people he knows. His energy is nice and balanced: he likes to walk or run around but is also fine just hanging out. Igor tends to guard food, toys, and his gate. He is working on this at the sanctuary but will need continued practice. He’ll also need practice meeting new people, especially men. Do you have room in your heart for this big, handsome goofball?

Ginghamsouthern utah adoptable pets Gingham

Gingham is very scared of people, and she’ll run if you approach her — unless you have treats! She’s a bit submissive to other cats. She was bullied by some other cats in her room, but she’s learning to stand up for herself. Born in 2013, Gingham came from a shelter in California. She is very timid and takes a while to adjust to a new environment. She’s made a lot of progress since coming to Best Friends, though, and she no longer hides all day. Gingham is looking for a patient person with a quiet home and lots of treats.


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.

southern utah adoptable pets Benny Bear

Benny Bear

Benny Bear came to the 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 and his location are 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.

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Meet Chili! He is a 2-year-old purebred Jack Russell Terrier. PAWS is looking for a family for him with breed experience as this breed can be quite the handful! He is about as cute as they come. His adoption fee is $125.




Odinsouthern utah adoptable pets odin1

Odin is a 1-year-old male heeler pit mix. He is happy-go-lucky, energetic, and sweet! He is an active boy and loves walks, hikes, runs, etc. Even though he is energetic, he is well behaved, knows “sit” and “stay,” and has good leash manners. He loves working on bones and playing with toys. He is great with kids and other dogs. His adoption fee is $125.


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Denise is about 7 1/2 years old and is a domestic shorthair tabby/calico mix. She came from a shelter up north and has been at PAWS since February 2016. She is so ready to find her forever family or companion. Denise is one of the sweetest felines at PAWS. She will thrive in her own home. She likes other cat companionship, loves to play chase with feathers, and will always come running for treats. She can be shy at first, but once she warms up to you, she’s won you over. Stop into PAWS and meet this adorable girl. Her adoption fee is $65.

Donnasouthern utah adoptable pets Donna

Donna is a 3-year-old Siamese mix. This beauty is cuddly, social, and so lovable. She gets along with other cats and lived with a dog. Her adoption fee is $150.




Freddisouthern utah adoptable pets freddi1

Freddi is 4 years old and the first one to tell anyone coming into the cat room that she is looking for her purrfect human and home. She’s playful, sweet, and loving. She is a gorgeous black cat who is very ready to find her forever home. Her adoption fee is $65.



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.


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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.