southern utah adoptable pets CoverFeb092018The 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 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.

Pierresouthern utah adoptable pets pierrre01

Pierre is a sweet, well mannered 5-year-old Chihuahua. He is such a lovable dog who walks well on a leash and loves to get out and play. His adoption fee is $125.


Dixiesouthern utah adoptable pets dixie01

Dixie is a female heeler mix who is very smart! She knows how to sit, shake, and stay. Dixie gets along well with children and other dogs. Her adoption fee is $125.


Derricksouthern utah adoptable pets derrick1

Derrick is a 1-year-old DSH and so loving. He likes to be held and carried around. Derrick also loves to clown around and entertain. His 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.


Dollysouthern utah adoptable pets Dolly2

Dolly is a 1-year-old DSH cat. Her adoption fee is $65.




RSQ DOGS+ is southern Utah’s newest nonprofit animal rescue group. It is an all-volunteer group dedicated to saving the lives of animals in underserved, rural areas of Washington County. All of the animals in their care are fully vetted including spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and any medical care they may need. Please contact RSQ DOGS+ for more information at (800) 897-1136 or or visit

Carasouthern utah adoptable pets Cara

Cara is a 3-year-old Chihuahua. She weighs approximately 8 pounds and would love to be someone’s constant companion. Cara loves to be held, and she does well with other small dogs and cats.


Tillysouthern utah adoptable pets Tilly

Tilly was dirty and matted and in desperate need of a groom. Now she looks like a mini lion. This has been a big week for little 12-year-old Tilly. She also had dental surgery and ended up having all but 3 of her teeth removed. But now she is feeling like a million bucks and ready to find her fur-ever home! Her foster mom says she is a sweet, lovable girl that is also good with other dogs. Tilly loves to receive attention. She is just a sweetheart.

Mavericksouthern utah adoptable pets Maverick

Maverick is a big boy around 2 years old. He is looking for a very dog-savvy, active home. Pit bull experience is preferred. Get in and fall in love with Maverick.


Rascalsouthern utah adoptable pets Rascal

Rascal the mustache cat. He is ready for his fur-ever home! Rascal does not like to attend adoption events — they really scare him. But he is doing great in his foster home. He would do best as the only animal in the home but could adjust to a home with another cat. Rascal is a very unique and handsome cat. Let RSQ DOGS+ know if you would like to meet him and be prepared to fall in love.

Mittenssouthern utah adoptable pets Mittens

This beautiful girl is Mittens. She is only a year old and already had kittens. But she is all ready to find her new forever home. She likes other cats and is sweet, mellow, and friendly. Mittens 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.

Postresouthern utah adoptable pets Postre

Postre has the sweetest soul. You can see it in his eyes. He also has an adorably squishy face. He’s easygoing and doesn’t complain about anything. Born in 2014, Postre is still learning lots of new things. He loves being praised and tries his hardest to do what he’s asked, even when he gets distracted. While he can be highly excitable on a leash, his caregivers are working with him on it. Postre’s a little picky with his doggie friends and prefers females. He’d be happy in a home with the right doggie friend or as your only furry friend. Postre has a generous sponsor who will cover his adoption and transport costs.

Quincesouthern utah adoptable pets Quince

Quince is a playful but gentle dog. He adores people and will gently place his paw in your hand while leaning into you for attention. Quince has done well with all the dogs he’s met at the sanctuary and seems to have great dog skills. Born in 2012, Quince came to Best Friends from a rescue organization that was closing its doors. He is a fast learner and is working on training cues such as “sit” and “place.” He’s also practicing name recognition at the sanctuary. Quince just loves to be around people and is looking for his own special person or family.

Rosebudsouthern utah adoptable pets Rosebud

Beautiful Rosebud is both independent and calm. She takes her time warming up to people and dogs. Rosebud is selective; calm creatures are her natural companions. So you’ll have to be patient and appreciate her at her own pace. Rosebud came to us from an Albuquerque shelter. Born in 2008, this Great Dane mix will let you pet her a while but then walks away to do her own thing. If you are the sort who doesn’t love a ruckus but values a reserved, quiet dog, Rosebud may just be your gal! Rosebud arrived on the thin side and has put on pounds since we first met her. She’s ready for her own loving home. We know this special gal will be someone’s ideal pup! As part of our Single pets adoption special, Rosebud qualifies for free adoption and a free flight to her new home! Single pets do best as the only pet in the home.

Roguesouthern utah adoptable pets Rogue

Rogue is an adorable, playful kitten. She loves being with people and she is constantly exploring her surroundings. She’ll play with a toy for long periods of time, or she also just enjoys cuddling up on the couch. Rogue has a congenital hind limb deformity, so she drags her back legs behind her, but that does not slow her down one bit! She speeds around looking for what she can explore next. She is incontinent and needs to have her bladder expressed, and sometimes her colon. Rogue was born in April of 2017 and came from a shelter in California. She can be overwhelmed with too many other cats but does fine with just a few. She’s even playful with dogs. Rogue is a delightful little girl who is looking for that special home that can accommodate her needs.


Pyro seems to like everyone; he’s a friendly lap cat. He likes to play with mice and feather toys. Born in 2006, he came from an animal rescue group in Texas. He doesn’t really interact with other cats, except that he’s completely bonded with Raoul, who came from Texas with him. He has a history of cystitis, so is on a special diet. He is on an antidepressant to treat fear and anxiety, but he feels more confident when he’s with Raoul, so they are looking for a home where they can stay together.


Raoul is friendly to everyone. He is the first to jump in your lap. He asks for attention all day long, but he’s not pushy. He’s a mellow, calm cuddler. Born in 2006, he came from an animal rescue group in Texas. He’s indifferent to other cats, except for Pyro, who came with him from Texas. They are looking for a home where they can stay together.

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.

Phantomsouthern utah adoptable pets Phantom

Phantom was found as a stray. He has beautiful coloration and different colored eyes. He is very gentle and loving. He is learning to play with toys and does well on a leash. He is people oriented and wants to be with you. His adoption fee is $60.

Quetasouthern utah adoptable pets Queta

Queta came to the shelter as a stray. She is approximately 8 months old. She is a great puppy, super friendly and playful. She is full of puppy energy. She knows “sit,” “fetch,” and “return” and does well on leash. Her adoption fee is $60.

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Benny Bear came to 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. He likes to go for walks. He will need an active family. He did live inside a home. His adoption fee is $60.

Tammysouthern utah adoptable pets Tammy

Tammy came to the shelter as a stray. She has a brightly colored calico coat. She is very friendly. She is not used to being cuddled or held for long periods but likes to be petted and brushed. She is learning to play with toys. She gives kisses! Her 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 for more information.


southern utah adoptable pets chuck1

Chuck is a happy, loving boy who wants to be with his human all the time, be it walking, on your lap, or sleeping. He is constantly tracking your location because he just wants to be near you. Chuck is approximately 4 years old and was surrendered when his human became sick and unable to care for him. He’s a great little walker and curious about his surroundings. Chuck seems to play well with other dogs close to his size but can be aggressive with larger dogs. A potential adopter who owns other dogs should arrange a meeting between Chuck and their dog to determine compatibility. Chuck should be in an adult-only home. He does not have the patience to deal with children. Chuck would do best with an owner experienced with opinionated dogs. To welcome Chuck into your family, contact Aggie (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. Chuck’s adoption fee is $125.


southenr utah adoptable pets JJ2

JJ was returned to BAM foster care after being adopted in 2015 when his dad found himself homeless and had no way to care for JJ. Happily, their microchip information guided them back to BAM! JJ is a sweet, slightly chubby Chihuahua whose age is unknown but is believed to be around 13 years old. He is a sweet little dog who is friendly and relaxed. He’s ok with big and small dogs but not very active. He adores being held or carried, anything to be near you. He came in with his brother, Toby, and would be happy to be adopted with Toby or by himself. Because of his size and age, a home with toddlers will not be considered. To welcome JJ into your family, contact Phyllis at (435) 705-9227. JJ’s adoption fee is $100. However, he is eligible for our Seniors Helping Seniors Program which means, if you are 65 or older and adopt JJ, his adoption fee will be paid by a private benefactor.


southern utah adoptable pets Umchi

Umchi is an approximately 8- to 10-year-old neutered Old English sheepdog mix. He is a large breed dog weighing in at 75 lbs. (his ideal weight). Sadly, I do not know and have failed to find in research the meaning/origin of his name. Umchi is a wonderful, mellow guy who loves the outdoors. He is used to going on daily 40–60 minute walks, though, so he would make a great hiking buddy. I would stress caution when allowing him off the leash for when he is interested in something he trots full speed ahead, be prepared to sprint after him. He is great with other dogs. Umchi is housetrained; in fact, he will let you know when he needs to go outside. He does have a bit of arthritis in the hips and spine but has good mobility, which you’ll know if you have to sprint after him on a hike. Occasionally he will be slow to rise and he will sometimes require a boost when getting in and out of the car. He does have environmental allergies that are present year-round. He was given a monthly Cytopoint/allergy injection which he has responded well to. Overall, Umchi is an independent guy; he will love you when you are there but may be in another room as he does like having his own space at times. He does adore affection but he is more likely to lie around the house and wait for you to come to him. He does not have a mean bone in his body. If you are interested in adopting this sweet oaf, please go to and complete an application to adopt and submit it to us. His adoption fee is $100 but Umchi is also eligible for our Seniors Helping Seniors Program. You won’t regret adding this guy to your family!


southenr utah adoptable pets Freddy

Freddy was released by his owner when her illness made it impossible for her to care for him any longer. He’s about 5 years old, maybe a Chihuahua/Doxie blend or pug/Doxie blend. He’s a very sweet little boy who is house-trained and likes everyone but needs his own family. Older, respectful children should be a good fit for Freddy. He gets along with other dogs but got attacked by a big dog once and so would rather the home have dogs his size. To meet Freddy and find out more about him, contact Phyllis at (435) 705-9227. His adoption fee is $125.




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