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.
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.
Roxy is about 2 years old and is an Alaskan Husky/shepherd mix. She is one of the rescues from Hurricane Harvey. She is fantastic! Roxy is smart as a whip, calm, and loving. She needs a home desperately. Rescue life is hard on her. She has lots of love to give and needs a human to love her. She is kid and animal-friendly. She is heartworm negative. All of the dogs from Texas were in shelters before the hurricane.
Taz is a Lab mix from Texas. He’s traveled all the way from Hurricane Harvey to find his forever home. This fun-loving kid is adorable. He is 8 months old and is a great size, and he gets along with other dogs. He was in a foster home with another dog and cats and did fine. Taz is heartworm negative. He is kid and animal-friendly.
Hope came to PAWS in May with a litter of kittens. She was a great mom, and now she’s ready to find her forever home. She is a little over a year old and is playful and sweet. Hope would be a great companion for some lucky person. She gets along with other cats, too. Get into PAWS and meet her soon.
Harry is a 5-year-old male DSH orange-and-white cat. He is a great cat, very sweet and cuddly. He came to PAWS from a kill shelter in late May. Harry is FIV positive. It is important to realize that a positive test for FIV is not a mandatory death sentence. With a high-protein diet and aggressive treatment of secondary infections, an FIV-positive cat can lead a reasonably normal life span. FIV is not passed to humans. Saliva to blood (biting) is generally accepted as the primary source of spreading the virus, and it is unlikely (but not impossible) that cats will spread FIV to other cats by drinking or eating out of the same food dish, or by mutual grooming.
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. He gets along with the cats at PAWS. You need to meet this special guy so get into PAWS soon.
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.
Skunk’s owner could no longer keep him. He is such a wonderful little guy, is so full of energy, and just loves everyone. He is learning to walk on a leash. He loves toys, being cuddled, and just receiving attention. Skunk’s adoption fee is $60.
Ruby was found as a stray, abandoned in a dog park with two other dogs. She is a nice little dog. She is a bit shy due to all the changes in her life. She likes to be held and cuddled. She is tan with a white blaze. Ruby’s adoption fee is $60.
Charo was found as a stray, abandoned in a dog park with two other dogs. She is a nice little dog. She is a bit shy due to all the changes in her life. She likes to be held and cuddled. She is a beautiful dark chocolate color. She has a cute underbite and looks like she is smiling. Charo’s adoption fee is $60.
Susie Q was found as a stray. She is a nice little dog. She is a bit shy due to all the changes in her life. She likes to be held and cuddled. Susie Q is great walking on a leash. Susie Q’s adoption fee is $60.
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.
Joey and Rosa
Joey and Rosa’s owner could no longer keep them. Their owner had them trained to a harness so they could be on the patio when she was outside. Rosa is less than a year old. She is very friendly and loves people. She will come when called. She has beautiful coloration and unusual facial markings with striking blue eyes. Rosa’s adoption fee is $40. Joey is less than a year old. Joey is very friendly and loves people. Joey will come when called. Joey has a shiny black coat, a white spot on his front leg, and huge golden eyes. He is quite stunning. Joey’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.
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.
As only a baby (born July 2017), Orion is a good fit with any family and children who are respectful. They are seeking a foster-to-adopt family or foster family for him. A foster-to-adopt family would be one that takes him with the understanding that, once he is spayed, they would adopt him. A foster family would take him in and prepare him to move to an adoptive family. The advantage of a foster-to-adopt is that he gets started with his family early and does not experience another move. Prior to him being adopted, he will be neutered, chipped, and current with age-appropriate vaccinations. He is believed to be a purebred pit (no papers) and will not be placed out of the southwestern Utah area until after he is neutered. 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 we feel best for him now and in the future. His adoption fee is $200.
As only a baby (born July 2017), Cassiopeia is a good fit with any family and children who are respectful. They are seeking a foster-to-adopt family or foster family for her. A foster-to-adopt family would be one that takes her with the understanding that, once she is spayed, they would adopt her. A foster family would take her in and prepare her to move to an adoptive family. The advantage of a 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 current with age-appropriate vaccinations. She is believed to be a purebred pit (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 we feel best for her now and in the future. 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 (7 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.
Walt is approximately 10–12 years old with a gentle soul. He is a shepherd mix who wants nothing more than to go on a walk with you and then lay down at your feet the rest of the day. Walt is housetrained and well behaved. He’s somewhat selective about his dog friends but loves his humans. Older children would be best for Walt. He would be a great pet for an older couple. Although he is crate trained, he prefers to live in close proximity with his humans. To meet Walt, call Aggie at (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. Walt’s adoption fee is $100.
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.
Meet Wedge. He is a shepherd/Great Dane mix. This puppy was born in May. 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 right up into your family.
Twiggy is adorable and sweet. She’s a bit shy with new people but warms up almost immediately, especially when they hand-feed her. She bonds strongly with other dogs and would love to live with a canine companion. However, she is a bit picky and bossy with her doggie friends, so she would need a dog who listens to her and who isn’t bothered by this. Twiggy can’t live with cats as she has shown aggression toward them in the past. She enjoys toys and plays nicely with them. Born in 2012, Twiggy is currently getting over an ear infection, though she may be prone to them due to her ear shape. Twiggy came to the sanctuary from a Best Friends Network Partner shelter. She’s been very gentle with people and would make a lovely pet.
Junebug is active and smart. She would love to hike, run and go on many adventures. She also loves water and has the confidence to try new things. Because she’s so active and eager, she may find unproductive or obsessive activities to occupy herself if she gets bored. Therefore, she’ll need to find an active person or family. Junebug came to the sanctuary from a Best Friends Network Partner shelter. She was born in 2012 and has tested positive for heartworm disease, so she’ll begin treatment at the sanctuary. This sweet, fun girl has done well with all dogs she’s met here at Dogtown. She is currently working on improving her manners and recall, overcoming barrier reactivity, and staying entertained with lots of enrichment at the sanctuary.
This playful ball of purrs is precious and sure doesn’t want to grow up homeless but as part of your family! Angela was born in May 2017 and came from an overcrowded shelter. Are you in love?
This playful ball of purrs is precious and sure doesn’t want to grow up homeless but as part of your family! Parker was born in May 2017 and came from an overcrowded shelter. Are you in love?