The Independent Southern Utah Adoptable Pets Guide features adoptable pets from various animal shelters throughout southern Utah. Get a new pet today!
Providing Animals With Support (PAWS)
PAWS Adoption Center is located at 1125 W 1130 N in St. George. Please submit an application at dixiepaws.org. Call (435) 688-9748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and current on vaccinations. Below are the pets currently available for adoption from the shelter.
Harvey is such a fun and playful puppy. He came from Hurricane Harvey and had a dislocated shoulder. He’s supposed to be taking it easy but try telling Harvey that! He’s a real sweetheart and loves everyone. Harvey will make a great family pet so get into PAWS and meet this wonderful puppy soon.
Dexter is a 1-year-old Dalmatian mix. He is a rescue from Hurricane Harvey who would love to find an active family. Dexter gets along with kids and other large dogs but no cats please. Dexter is heartworm negative. All of the rescues from Texas were already in shelters before the hurricane.
Boo is a 6 1/2-year-old male Yorkie-Poo. He was adopted from PAWS when he was 4 months old. His owners returned him because they no longer have time for him. He gets along with other dogs and cats. Booboo weighs about 5 lbs and loves to lie on laps. He is a very sweet boy and will make a great companion for someone. He walks well on a leash and is housebroken.
Dottie is approximately 4 1/2 years old and is a DSH gray and white cat. She is very friendly and outgoing. Dottie will lick you when she first meets you. She is litterbox trained and gets along with other cats. Dottie is pretty mellow but playful, too. She has been at PAWS since October 2016. They don’t know why she is still there because she is such a sweet girl! They are sure if you meet her, you will agree.
Lindsay is a 10-year-old DSH black and white cat. She is very sweet and gets along with most other cats. Lindsay has had all of her teeth removed but don’t worry, it doesn’t keep her from eating dry food. She has a good appetite! She came to PAWS from a shelter in January of this year and is often overlooked because she is so mellow. Lindsay likes to lay around, receive attention, and eat. What a great companion she will be for some lucky person. Her adoption fee is $50.
Adam and London
In April, PAWS received a call from Cedar City saying that they had an 8-year-old cat in need of medical care. PAWS accepted Adam into their PAWS family and began the task of helping him heal from a pretty bad neck wound. Because of the wound and Adam being a little shy (or so they thought), they kept him penned. Approximately one month later, they received another request to bring a female 1-year-old cat in. They let London into Adam’s pen where they immediately began grooming each other and cuddling. London remained by her friend’s side in the pen with him until he was well enough to come out. They clearly love each other and are rarely out of sight of each other, and the one time they were taking London to the vet and put her in a carrier, Adam attached himself to the carrier and would not let go. Adam’s neck is now almost completely healed, and both he and London are ready to find their forever home. They have made them a bonded pair, so they need to find them a home together. Both are sweet and social. They do well in the open free roam room with the other cats, like to play, and are great companions to each other. Get in and meet this pair soon!
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 email@example.com. 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.
Corban is extremely sweet and affectionate with his human friends, and he’s been playful with all the dogs he’s met at the sanctuary. He loves to be in water and to play with toys, too. He’s shy and fearful with strangers at first (especially men), but he warms up quickly if they offer him a high-value treat (cheese is his favorite). Corban is barrier reactive; he’ll definitely let you know when people are at your door or the gate of his yard. Because of his “stranger danger” tendencies, he will need to go home with someone who is willing to manage him when new people are coming to the home. His person or family will have to be proactive and prepared whenever there are visitors, but Corban will warm up to strangers if they offer him a tasty snack. He is working on meeting new people at the sanctuary. Born in 2013, Corban came to the sanctuary from a Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network Partner shelter. He has some skin issues that aren’t yet diagnosed and is currently on an antibiotic to see if it helps. He can really be the best of both worlds: a fantastic hiking buddy who also loves to snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie.
Peter is a big, goofy dog looking for a person or a family who’ll spend some quality time with him. He loves to do training and really enjoys doing activities where he can use his mind. Peter is perfect on a leash and loves walking with people. He also enjoys car rides and playing with toys. He’s been good with all the dogs he’s met at the sanctuary, and he likes to roll around and wrestle with them. Born in 2015, Peter is an active dog, but he doesn’t have to be doing something constantly. He’s a sunbather who really likes being outside and lounging around with people. Peter does have anxiety, especially when he is left alone. He can climb a six-foot fence and trees to escape a yard or enclosure. He lost his previous home because he kept escaping and wandering around the neighborhood. He’ll need to find a home where he can be kept safe and secure at all times.
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 becauseanimalsmatter.com for more information.
Born July 2017, Pyxis is a good fit with any family and children who are respectful. BAM is seeking a foster-to-adopt family or foster family for her. A foster-to-adopt family is one that takes her with the understanding that they would adopt her once she is spayed. A foster family would take her in and prepare her to move to an adoptive family. The advantage of foster-to-adopt is that she gets started with her family early and does not experience another move. Prior to her being adopted, she will be spayed, chipped, and be current with age-appropriate vaccinations. She is believed to be a purebred pitbull (no papers) and will not be placed out of the southwestern Utah area until after she is spayed. If interested, please complete an application at bamutah.com. Upon receipt of the application, you will be contacted by the current foster parent. BAM does not place on a first-come, first-served basis but rather will select the family they feel is best for her now and in the future. Her adoption fee is $200.
Born July 2017, Ursa is a good fit with any family and children who are respectful. BAM is seeking a foster-to-adopt family or foster family for her. She is believed to be a purebred pitbull (no papers) and will not be placed out of the southwestern Utah area until after she is spayed. If interested, please complete an application at bamutah.com. Upon receipt of the application, you will be contacted by the current foster parent. Her adoption fee is $200.
Siri was in bad shape when she came to BAM from southern California at the end of June. She and her dog brother were frightened by early Fourth of July fireworks and got into a skirmish. Unfortunately, Siri took the worst of it, and her owners couldn’t afford medical care and surrendered her to the shelter. The next morning, Siri presented shelter personnel with 10 puppies! BAM answered the call to move Siri and her pups (seven survived) out of the shelter, and two of our wonderful volunteers became her foster family. The puppies have had their first vaccinations and are nearly ready to go to their forever home … just as Siri is. Siri is a smaller pit (about 40 pounds) and a happy girl. She loves her morning walks and playing ball and is housebroken. She is engaged with her foster parents and is a loving member of her foster family. Siri is a foster to adopt until spayed, which will occur in September after her pups are fully weaned. To meet Siri, call BAM at (435) 773-5209. Her adoption fee is $125.
Felicity is a big sweetheart of a German Shepherd mix pup. She is young approximately 1 yr old. She is energetic and happy. Felicity weighs about 60 pounds and hasn’t met a human, dog, or ball she doesn’t like. She still has that puppy energy, so needs an active family with a yard to call home. She is smart and loves to please but is still learning her manners so needs guidance and consistent reinforcement of the rules. She walks well on a leash but would make a loving companion for a walker, runner, or hiker. Her special skills include fetch, morning snuggles, and loving everyone who walks through the door. To meet Felicity, contact Danielle at (435) 862-7553. Felicity’s adoption fee is $125.
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 mesquiteanimalshelter.petfinder.com. 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.
Twinkles’ owner lost her home and could not take her cats. Twinkles is a beautiful, colorful tortoiseshell cat. She is 14 months old. She is very friendly and will come when called. She loves receiving attention. Twinkles adoption fee is $40.
Winnie’s owner moved and left her in the apartment with a roommate who did not have time for the cat. She is a sweet kitty with a great personality. She has a beautiful orange mustache that gives her a quite striking face. She loves people, is easily handled, and likes being brushed. Winnie’s adoption fee is $40.
Misty’s owner moved and could not take her. She is a beautiful gray tortoiseshell lady. Misty is 7 years young. She is friendly and loves people. Misty is used to being with other cats. She loves to be cuddled and receive attention. Misty’s adoption fee is $40.
Hazel came to the shelter with her 4- to 5-month-old kittens. Her owner could not keep her or her kittens. Hazel is a very friendly cat and she is very easily handled. She is ready to find her forever home.
Brandy was brought to the shelter with her mother and her three brothers. Their owner could not keep them. She is a very friendly cat and she is very easily handled. She is ready to find her forever home.
Fargo was brought to the shelter with his mother and his two brothers and his sister. Their owner could not keep them. He is a very friendly cat and he is very easily handled. He is ready to find his forever home.
Ferris was brought to the shelter with his mother and his two brothers and his sister. Their owner could not keep them. He is a very friendly cat and he is very easily handled. He is ready to find his forever home.
Fisher was brought to the shelter with his mother and his two brothers and his sister. Their owner could not keep them. He is a very friendly cat and he is very easily handled. He is ready to find his forever home.