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

Hurricane City Animal Shelter

Hurricane City Animal Shelter is located at 2084 S 700 W in Hurricane. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed on Sundays and holidays. They work very hard to keep their facility clean and their adoptable animals comfortable during their stay with them. Adoption fees are $20 for cats and $30 for dogs. The adoption fee includes a goodie bag and a certificate for a free health exam with either one of the veterinarians in Hurricane. All pets must be sterilized prior to going into their new home if they haven’t been already. Phone: (435) 635-8314.


southern utah adoptable pets flapFlap is a dog who needs a very special home that will embrace the hound dog in him. This 22-year-old brindle goof likes to play and run around. Flap is friendly and loves everyone he meets. Flap is awesome with kids, and he just loves going to the dog park. Flap is an energetic, wiry guy who can keep up with the best of them. He is neutered. Did you know that the longer, floppy ears on hounds help to stir up the scents they are tracking on the ground and funnel those odors towards their nose? Flap has those floppy ears that help him with tracking. He is fun to watch as he is sniffing and whiffing around the yard, taking in all the smells. Flap needs a home with a big yard that he can roam around in. He’s a really sweet dog who will need a lot of exercise. If you’re a fan of hound dogs, get in and visit Flap soon.

Duecesouthern utah adoptable pets Deuce

Deuce is a big, goofy boy who just wants to play and have fun! With that being said, he needs an owner who will be patient and consistent with him to help him be the very best dog he can be. He is smart and catches on quickly. Eager to please, Deuce will be an awesome companion with just a bit of training. Deuce is approximately 5 years old and will need to be neutered prior to going into his new home. This energetic, black-and-white mixed breed is ready to run and romp with anyone who can keep up with him. He is a large dog and isn’t aware of his size, so he may not be a good fit with little kids. Deuce would be great with someone who is very active and will take him out on long hikes. He would probably love to be out on a farm or ranch where he could have a lot of land to roam around on.

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Jinx came to the shelter as a stray, so her history is a mystery to them. This beautiful black-and-white sweetheart just loves to have her long, lovely fur petted. Because she has been out on her own for a while, Jinx did have some matting in her fur that will need to be removed. One of their volunteers helped Jinx out by shaving off those horrible mats to free her from the discomfort of them. With that being said, Jinx is currently no longer a poof of fluff. She is now sporting what is called a “lion cut.” But no worries! Her gorgeous fur will grow back soon, and she will once again be her spectacular, fluffy self. Jinx is looking for someone who will help her keep her gorgeous coat sleek and groomed by brushing her regularly. That’s a wonderful way to strengthen the bond between feline and their person. Jinx uses her litter box like a pro. They don’t know how she is with other cats but she doesn’t seem to mind the kittens at the shelter. They also don’t know how she is with dogs. Jinx would no doubt be just fine around children who are gentle with and respectful of her. She’s a gorgeous kitty who deserves a safe and loving home where she will be a cherished member of the family always. Get into the shelter soon to meet Jinx!

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.


southern utah adoptable pets SpartacusHave you seen the movie “Up”? Spartacus is like the old man version of Dug. This lovely gentleman was born in 2008 and gets along with other dogs. Handsome and easygoing, he’d be the perfect TV-watching partner. But he’d be just as happy to go on a leisurely stroll in the park as he would to cuddle on the couch with you. Spartacus came to Best Friends from a shelter in New Mexico and is looking for a comfortable place to call home.


southern utah adoptable pets SunSun is a sweet dog who likes to smile. At the sanctuary, she loves every person she meets. She’s so affectionate that she’ll lean in for attention and love for as long as you’ll give it to her. Sun doesn’t like to be left alone, and she will jump fences if she is. She’ll need a home with a secure yard and appropriate fencing. Born in 2014, Sun came to the sanctuary from a rescue organization in Arizona. She is picky with her doggie friends and has shown aggression toward small dogs and cats in the past, so she cannot live with them. At Dogtown, Sun is working on loose-leash walking and basic training. She’ll do best in an active home with a person or family who can provide her both companionship and security.


southern utah adoptable pets TiggerTigger is as bouncy and full of life as the character by that name in Winnie the Pooh. He’s an active, friendly, vocal boy with a distinctive bark. Tigger is very sweet and full of personality. He enjoys being with people and loves snuggling up with Dogtown volunteers. He loves walks, does well on the leash, and enjoys playing with other dogs at the sanctuary. He’s also smart and enjoys learning new things, including agility training. As you might expect from his name, Tigger can be mouthy and jumpy when he’s excited. He can bounce right over fences, too. He can be anxious in new situations and when left alone, but he does fine when he’s around other dogs he knows. When he walks near another dog on a leash, however, he can be reactive. At Dogtown, Tigger’s been working on keeping all four feet on the floor and sitting nicely when cued. He’s also been doing training on walks to help with his reactivity, and he’s been doing very well with it. Born in 2016, Tigger came to the sanctuary from local animal control and is looking for his own active home.


southern utah adoptable pets SpottSpott is a little shy when he first meets you, but with time and patience, he will let you pet him. He happily accepts treats. He’s great with other cats and even willing to share his treats. We estimate he was born around 2014. He had a home, but his person passed away. Spott came to us missing his left rear paw; it slows him down a little bit, but not a lot. He would like to have a home again with maybe a few other cats for him to love. Once he knows he’s safe, he’ll be sweet, calm, and loving.


southern utah adoptable pets TatianaTatiana is a very sweet and affectionate cat. She was born in 2012 and came from a feral cat colony in Arizona. Here at Cat World, she likes to hang out in a wall cubby, but if you give her some quiet attention, she will come out and let you pet her. She’ll even let you rub her belly! Tatiana is in great health. She’s lovely with other cats, so she’d make the perfect companion for other kitties.

Umasouthern utah adoptable pets Uma

Uma is a very shy brown tabby who usually likes to hang out in high places. She is not yet comfortable around humans, but she doesn’t mind other cats. Born in 2010, she came to Best Friends from a cat rescue group in Nevada. She is perfectly healthy and is not fussy about her food. Uma is looking for that very special person who will take time and patience to make her comfortable.


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

Rickysouthern utah adoptable pets Ricky

Ricky is a darling 4-month-old Heeler mix puppy. He will be neutered on the 19th of February, and then he will be available for adoption. He is such a cutie pie and loves everyone. If you are interested in Ricky, please let us know and we can begin application process before he is neutered.

Coppersouthern utah adoptable pets Copper

Copper is a 6-year-old designer “Jack-A-Bee.” Copper loves to run and play but does not do well with other dogs. He would do best in a home with no other animals. Copper recently had to have a part of his ear amputated, but he is still as cute as ever. He is waiting for his forever home.

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.

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 three darling kittens. Cooper can be adopted alone, or if you are looking to adopt two cats and can wait a few weeks for the second one, we would love to reunite these two lovebirds. Cooper is currently at a foster home with his sweetheart.

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.

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.

Roscoesouthern utah adoptable pets Roscoe

Roscoe is a cute, social 1-year-old heeler/Schnauzer mix. He is great with kids and does well with other dogs. His adoption fee is $125 which includes his vaccinations, microchip, and neuter.


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Meet Cooper! He is an 8-year-old purebred Daschund and Cooper loves to cuddle. He is easygoing and gets along with children and other dogs. His adoption fee is $125.

Roberta is a beautiful 3-year-old declawed tuxedo with green eyes. She is very calm and has a laid-back personality. Roberta loves attention and would do best as an only cat since she is declawed. Her adoption fee is $65.

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Nixon is a 1-year-old male and has such a plush coat you just want to snuggle and hold him. He is very social and gets along with other cats. Get in and meet Nixon soon! His adoption fee is $65.


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Jasmine is a sweet, active 1-year-old DSH; she loves to play and has a fun outgoing personality. 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.


southern utah adoptable pets chuck1Chuck 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 JJ2JJ 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 UmchiUmchi 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 FreddyFreddy 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.