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 5 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 RackoLooking for a super smart, energetic guy? Racko thrives on tasks that require both mental and physical energy. He excels at canine sports such as nose work and treibball, and he’s fast and fearless on the agility course. Racko gets along well with other dogs, but he can be reactive to them when he’s behind gates and fences or on a leash. He’s also got a strong herding instinct and needs to learn to enjoy down time. Born in 2014, Racko’s hoping to become someone’s adventure dog. Running, camping, skiing, biking, or hiking, he’ll be there. Racko’s looking for a home where he’ll have plenty of “work” to do, whether it’s running after you or wowing you with his agility skills.


southern utah adoptable pets GoogleGoogle is a friendly and outgoing dog. He loves being with people and rolling over for belly rubs. He’s extremely smart and easily trained. This affectionate boy loves giving kisses and receiving attention. Sadly, he was previously kept on a tight rope in a yard and it caused some minor neck damage. He sees a chiropractic vet periodically to make sure his neck and spine are healthy. Born in 2007, Google is gradually becoming hard of hearing and has minor problems with bladder control overnight (but potty breaks right before bed help with this). None of these things stop Google from enjoying life. With his friendly demeanor, good energy and his dedication to pleasing people, Google will make a great companion. And he has a generous sponsor who will pay for his adoption fee and his flight to his new home. Google is part of our Single Pets program! That means that he is eligible for a free flight home and waived adoption fee! Single pets do best as the only dog or cat in the home.


southern utah adoptable pets CaineCaine is a happy-go-lucky fellow who loves to be around people and his doggie friends. Born in 2016, he enjoys running around the dog park, going for long walks, and tossing around his toys. Caine has great dog skills and can often be found snuggled up close to one of his best doggie friends after they’ve had enough play time. Caine loves to give and receive attention. He is eager to learn, treat motivated, and crate trained, and he would be thrilled to go home with you. He is ready to find that forever home to go home to.

Princess Esme

southern utah adoptable pets PrincessPrincess Esme loves making friends of new people and is eager for attention and affection. She’s a diva with other cats, and can be saucy if they’re not the right match. She is very interested and unafraid of dogs and, in fact, seems to really love their company. Born in 2014, she came from a Utah animal shelter. She arrived with intestinal problems, but they have been resolved with a raw food diet. Princess Esme is always open to new experiences, and she’s looking forward to checking out a new home.


southern utah adoptable pets PenskePenske loves people and enjoys getting attention and being petted. He’s a very sweet cat with a loving personality. He likes the company of other cats, but can sometimes try to be dominant. Born in 2005, he came from a hoarding situation. Penske is in good health. He adjusts to new situations quickly and is looking forward to adjusting to being in your home.



The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter

The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter is located at 795 Hardy Way and is open for adoptions from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays. 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.


southern utah adoptable pets guide RedRed is one happy dog. He smiles. Red is approximately 4 years old and has spent most of his time in the yard. He is overweight and will benefit from a change in his diet and a regular exercise routine. He loves to play with toys and can’t make up his mind which one is his favorite. Red knows “sit” and “shake.” He will need some training on his manners. What a wonderful opportunity you can have with Red for a diet and exercise training partner.  It’s a win-win, you both get into shape.

Honey Bear

southern utah adopable pets guide Honey BearHoney Bear came to shelter with two other cats when their owner passed away. She is a flame-point Siamese and approximately 8 years old. She is very friendly and a calm little cat. She loves to be brushed and enjoys watching what is happening outside the windows.





southern utah adoptable pets BonnieBonnie was found as a stray. She is shy but loves attention. she wants to be with you and enjoys being cuddled. Bonnie will need basic training including commands, leash walking, and probably house training. She is very eager to please.