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

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.

Naranjosouthern utah adoptable pets Naranjo

Naranjo is a sun conure. They are very social birds. They can be loving and cuddly if given enough attention. They like music and may sing and dance. They need toys and treats to chew on. Naranjo was born in 2014 and can live up to 30 years.



Maggie Maesouthern utah adoptable pets Maggie May

Maggie Mae was born in 2008 and came from a hoarding situation in Nevada. Like all bunnies, she likes to dig, get into things, and run around. Most rabbits do best with a buddy. Our rabbits are no different and the majority of them are deeply bonded with one or two other rabbits. We do require that bonded pairs are adopted together. If you find a rabbit you are interested in adopting we will be happy to tell you whether or not they have a partner. You can contact Best Friends at for more information.

Augustussouthern utah adoptable pets Augustus

Augustus, born in 2015, is a curious, friendly Alpine mix from southern Utah. He likes attention of all kinds, especially being brushed, as well as eating yummy timothy pellets and being with other goats. He’ll call out to his friends in the goat barn if he hasn’t seen them in a couple minutes, just to make sure they’re okay. Mostly black with a little bit of white, Augustus had a bumpy beginning, so he needs a family who has lots of time to spend loving and cherishing him.

Raineysouthern utah adoptable pets Rainey

Rainey is looking for someone who will stay with her and keep her safe. She was abandoned at a vet clinic in Wyoming after she’d just had puppies and then came to Best Friends from a rescue organization there. Rainey really wants love and affection. She likes to go on walks and to dog parks, though she gets along much better with male dogs than other females. She is a hound who likes to bay and may try to escape if left alone too long. It seems that Rainey just needs a little assurance that someone will love her and want to keep her forever. She was born in 2009 and still has plenty of love to share.

Ameliesouthern utah adoptable pets Amelie

One of a kind! An adorable, petite cat with two different-colored eyes, Amelie is unique. This active cat loves to play with her feline friends, toys, and any bits of fur or cardboard she can find. Rescued from a hoarding situation in Missouri, she’s slightly skittish around people but is definitely coming around! Born in 2010, Amelie seems to get along with male cats but not other females. In overall good health, she does take FortiFlora, a probiotic supplement, with meals. Amelie is looking for love that lasts a lifetime. Could you be the one she’s waiting to meet?

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.

Thelmasouthern utah adoptable pets Thelma1

Thelma was found with her sister running the streets of Delta. Just like the famous movie duo, these girls were on the run, leaving behind a not so happy life. She was so matted it was hard to identify her sex. Poor Thelma had a severe chemical burn all down her back and an infection in her foot from a foxtail. It is hard for us to think about what kind of life she had before based on the condition she was in but we are so happy to have her now and to help her find a forever home! She has been all cleaned up and vetted and is ready for adoption! She is social, happy, and cuddly. Thelma walks well on a leash, gets along with other dogs, and is a perfect little lap dog! You can meet Thelma at PAWS! Her adoption fee is $125.

Maggiesouthern utah adoptable pets Maggie1

Maggie is a 6-year-old Terrier mix. She is very sweet and mellow. She loves being a lap dog. Maggie has allergies that are being treated with medication and diet. Because of this condition, she has some hair loss. She is such a cute and wonderful dog who will make a great companion for some lucky person. Maggie is currently in a foster home. Her adoption fee is $125.



Bear is approximately 4 years old and is a Terrier mix. He loves to go for walks and chase balls. Bear is a very sweet boy and will make a great companion for someone. He walks well on a leash and is housebroken. Bear’s owner passed away recently, so he is looking for someone to give him all the love he deserves. He is a happy boy with lots of energy. His adoption fee is $125.


Eddiesouthern utah adoptable pets Eddie

Eddie is a 7-year-old male tabby. He is very mellow and loves to just lay around on the bed. Eddie is currently in a foster home, so PAWS will need an approved application before they can arrange a meet and greet. He is in a home with other cats and two small- to medium-sized dogs. He is such a sweet and friendly cat that you will want to meet him. His adoption fee is $65.


Kinkosouthern utah adoptable pets Kinko

Kinko is a 3-year-old declawed female. She is a very sweet girl who recently came to PAWS from Cedar City. Kinko gets along with other cats and loves getting pets and attention. She has an unusual face and markings and is a beautiful cat. Her adoption fee is $65.



Georgesouthern utah adoptable pets George

George is approximately 2 years old and is one of the sweetest tabby cats you will ever meet. He came to PAWS in June and is still looking for his forever home. George gets along with other cats and loves being a lap cat. He is such a friendly cat, and you should definitely go in and meet him. His adoption fee is $65.


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.

Winniesouthern utah adoptable pets Winnie (2)

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.



Mistysouthern utah adoptable pets Misty

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.



Gingersouthern utah adopttable pets Ginger

This senior lady came to shelter when owner of 7 years moved and could not have her in new home. Ginger is a nice cat. She is a bit confused about changes in her living arrangements but loves people. She should be the only cat in the home. She loves to be brushed and to petted and will follow you around for attention.



Mioggiesouthern utah adoptable pets Mioggi1

This pretty orange tabby came to the shelter with two other cats when her owner moved and could not take them with her. Mioggie is a very nice cat. She gets along with well other cats. Mioggie is very friendly and is easily handled. She is a tiny little girl.



Ashessouthern utah adoptable pets Ashes

Ashes came to the shelter with two other cats when owner moved and could not take them with her. Ashes is a very nice cat, and she gets along with well with other cats. She is a beautiful tortoiseshell cat. She is very shy but easily handled and loving.



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.

Hunksouthern utah adoptable pets Hunk1

Hunk is a gorgeous, lovely boy believed to be a pointer/pittie blend approximately 2 years old and weighing in at about 60 lbs. BAM is taking applications on him because he’s receiving some medical treatment for the next month or so for heartworm. Following his treatment, he will be well and ready to go to his new family. He’s a favorite of everyone who meets him. Hunk is good with other dogs. He is bit rambunctious so may not be good for toddlers but should do fine with older children. To see Hunk call Aggie (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. His adoption fee is $125.

Lincolnsouthern utah adoptable pets Lincolnc

Lincoln is a happy, engaging boy believed to be a Great Dane/pittie blend about 2 years old and weighing about 60 lbs. Lincoln was adopted as a puppy and enjoyed a wonderful life with his buddy, Tonka. However, when Tonka unexpectedly and rapidly died of cancer, Lincoln was lonely, and his mom was not ready to adopt a friend for Lincoln, so now Lincoln is available for his new forever home! He’s great with people but since he’s a bit rambunctious, he would do best with older children, and he loves other dogs. He is very playful and food motivated to continue his training (although he already knows how to sit) and enjoys his walks. He would do best in a home with another dog, preferably large, since he doesn’t handle being alone well. To see Lincoln, call Aggie (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. His adoption fee is $125.

Nikita and Porkysouthern utah adoptable pets Nikita and Porky

Nikita (the pittie) was scheduled to die July 21 in Fruit Heights. Fortunately, BAM was able to come to the rescue! She and her buddy, Porky, arrived at The BAM Center in late July and are a bonded pair who need to be adopted together. Both dogs are approximately 6 years old. Nikita is a smaller pit weighing about 35 pounds; Porky is a solid little terrier at about 20 pounds. Nikita has some medical issues for which she is currently being treated, but both dogs are happy, loving animals. Nikita always has a ball, toy or bone in her mouth, and her tail is constantly going at warp speed. Porky is a sweet little boy who loves being in your lap, knows his basic commands, and is a great walker. Their previous owner said they are both house-trained and good with other dogs and children. Not good with cats. To meet Nikita and Porky, call Aggie (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. Their adoption fee is a special $200 for both of these sweethearts.

Rogersouthern utah adoptable pets Roger

Roger is a wonderfully sweet and happy dog. He was picked up as a stray and is estimated to be between 2 and 4 years of age. He is quite excited when he first meets you but settles after a short time and is a good walker. He is learning his manners and already sits nicely for a treat. He will learn quickly as he is food motivated and wants to please. He plays well with other dogs and is energetic as is typical of his age. To meet Roger, call Aggie (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. His adoption fee is $125.