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

Southern Utah Adoptable Pets: 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.


southern utah adoptable pets ChurchChurch is a 3-year-old male Chihuahua mix. He’s quite a snuggler and loves to cuddle and receive attention. He came to PAWS from a Vegas shelter in April, and he’s ready to be adopted. Church loves other dogs, children, and men. He walks well on a leash and likes to hike. He will make a great addition to some lucky family. Church is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all his shots.


Egg Roll

southern utah adoptable pets eggrollEgg Roll is a 6-year-old male Chihuahua mix. He came to PAWS from a Vegas shelter in April. He is totally ready for his forever home. Egg Roll gets along with other dogs. He is a lap dog and will make a great companion for someone. He is low energy and would be good for an older person. Egg Roll is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all his shots


southern utah adoptable pets BaxterBaxter is a 5-year-old male domestic shorthair tabby mix. He came from a hoarding situation and has been at PAWS since February. Baxter is a little shy but does like to receive attention once he warms up to you. He is a clean, litterbox-trained cat. He is also microchipped. Come into the adoption center to meet this great cat!




southern utah adoptable pets AudreyAudrey is an approximately 8-year-old orange-and-white female domestic shorthair. She came from a shelter up north and has been at PAWS since April. Audrey came in with chemical burns on her face and required a lot of love to heal. She is now ready to find her forever family or companion. Audrey is very sweet and loves to receive attention and be loved. Please come in to meet her soon!



southern utah adoptable pets FrankFrank is approximately 2 to 4 years old and is a domestic shorthair black cat with beautiful gold eyes. He came from a hoarding situation and would really like to find a great home. Frank is very sweet and loves to receive attention. He is a clean, litterbox-trained cat. Please come in to meet him soon!



Because Animals Matter

Because Animals Matter is dedicated to reducing animal abuse and neglect through education. Because Animals Matter offers fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped animals for adoption through a network of foster homes and a transition facility. Please contact Because Animals Matter at (435) 773-5209 or visit for more information, to volunteer, or to become a foster.


southern utah adoptable pets abbyAbby is a sweet Lab/shepherd mix. She is approximately 2 years old. She is loving but timid and will require a patient owner as she is afraid of sudden movements. She wants nothing more that to be your companion for walks, car rides, and hiking. However, she will run, and her owner will need to work on building her confidence. She has not been child tested, but she is quite interested in watching the kids out the window and Because Animals Matter believes she would be fine with children, especially for older children as she may knock over smaller children with her zest for life. Abby is spayed, current on her vaccinations, and microchipped.


southern utah adoptable pets KachinaKachina is a terrier/great Pyrenees mix who was abandoned in the desert with her four puppies. She was a great momma, but now her pups are all adopted, and she is looking forward to a home of her own. She is very loving and sweet, approximately 2 years old, smart, very obedient, and knows basic commands. She is good with children of all ages, house trained, and playful. She is picky with dog friends and would have to be introduced carefully to any new dog friend before placement. She loves her dog bed and would be well behaved in a household. Although she is crate trained, she prefers to be a member of the family and wants to be as close to her humans as possible. And, like many other breeds, she has a cute little black tongue and belly. Kachina will reward you with love and cuteness and cuddles. Letting you rub her belly is just one of the nice things she’ll do for you. She walks well on a leash, too.

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 RedRed is one happy dog. He smiles. Red is approximately 4 years old and has spent most of his time in the yard. Red is on a diet and is doing well with his food and green beans. 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.” What a wonderful opportunity you can have with Red for a diet and exercise training partner. It’s a win-win, you both get in shape.

Honey Bear

southern utah adoptable pets 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.