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 Saphira1Saphira is a 3-year-old pitbull. She was turned in to a shelter to be euthanized after being bred too much. She was 20 pounds underweight when PAWS rescued her, and she was afraid of everything. Saphira has gained the weight she needed and is very outgoing now. She loves to go for hikes and play in the water. She loves people and children but would probably be best as the only pet in a home.



southern utah adoptable pets FionaFiona is a 2-year-old female Chihuahua. She is a sweet but timid girl. Once she gets to know you, she is very friendly and loving. Fiona came to PAWS from a shelter in Vegas in April. She gets along with older children and dogs. If you’re looking for an addition to your family, consider this cute little girl.



southern utah adoptable pets Gracie2Gracie is a 10-year-old black female domestic shorthair. She came to PAWS in October 2016 from another shelter. Gracie is a very sweet girl and would make a great companion. She gets along with other cats and is litterbox trained. It is time for her to find her home, so please come meet this beautiful girl with the gorgeous green eyes. Her adoption fee is $50.




southern utah adoptable pets MaeMae is approximately 2 years old and is orange and white. Her owner died, and the family couldn’t keep her. She is declawed on the front. She is very sweet, litterbox trained, and very clean. She would be a great companion for some lucky person or family. Mae is currently in a foster home with 2 dogs.  Her adoption fee is $65.




southern utah weekend events NancyNancy is a 7-month-old calico. She was abandoned when her owners moved out of their rental. The landlord rescued her, and that’s how she came to PAWS in April. Nancy is very playful and loves receiving attention. She enjoys the company of other cats, too. She’s a very beautiful girl and will make a great addition to any family. Her adoption fee is $75.



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.


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Felicity is a big sweetheart. She is approximately 1 year old. She is an energetic and happy German shepherd (mix?) pup. Felicity weighs about 60 lbs. and hasn’t met a human, dog, or ball she doesn’t like. She still has that puppy energy and needs an active family with a yard to call home. She is smart and loves to please but is still learning her manners, so she needs guidance and consistent reinforcement of the rules. She walks well on a leash but would make a loving companion for a walker, runner, or hiker. Her special skills include fetch, morning snuggles, and loving everyone who walks through the door. To meet Felicity, call Danielle at (435) 862-7553. Felicity’s adoption fee is $125.


southern utah adoptable pets Jimmy2Jimmy is a sweet dog with a lot of personality. He is approximately 1 year old and weighs 12–14 pounds. He is playful with other dogs but timid when meeting new people and takes some time to warm up. He may have been abused because he cowers when corrected or unsure. Because he is unaltered, he demonstrates behaviors typical of unaltered male dogs but will be neutered at the end of May. To meet Jimmy, call Phyllis at (435) 705-9227. Jimmy’s adoption fee is $150.


southern utah adoptable pets MaggieMaggie is a cutie. She likes to play but also knows how to relax and soak up the sun. She is in a foster home with other dogs with whom she shares a loving relationship. She came to Because Animals Matter from a shelter at 3 months old and had a bad case of mange, but it has been treated. However, mange can recur in dogs, so her new family will have to keep an eye on her. However, it is easily treatable and not contagious to you or other pets in the family. To see her, call her foster parent, Lisa, at (435) 313-6422. Her adoption fee is $150.


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Roger is a wonderfully sweet and happy dog. He was picked up as a stray and is estimated to be between 2 and 4 years of age. He is quite excited when he first meets you but settles after a short time and is a good walker. He is learning his manners and already sits nicely for a treat and will learn quickly as he is food-motivated and wants to please. He plays well with other dogs and is energetic, as is typical of his age. He is neutered and ready to meet his forever family. To meet Roger, call Aggie at (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. His adoption fee is $125.

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. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering and a one-year rabies shot. Mesquite residents only receive one-year city pet licenses.


southern utah adoptable pets LesLes was found as a stray. He was running on his own since December 2016. Les is a wonderful little dog. He is shy but wants attention. He loves people, sitting beside you, and being told how wonderful he is. Les is still learning to walk on a leash. He will need basic training. The adoption fee for Les is $60.


southern utah adoptable pets CarlCarl was found as a stray. He had multiple embedded foxtails. He went to vet to be shaved and have foxtails removed. His left front paw needed follow-up treatment and bandage changes. He is doing well now but still is having bandage changes. Carl can be a bit shy, but once he feels secure, he is your best buddy. Carl does well on a leash. He will need basic training. The adoption fee for Carl is $60.


southern utah adoptable pets ChicaChica is a little Chihuahua. Chica’s owners moved and could not take their dogs. She is a tiny dog. She is friendly but a little frightened of the changes in her life. Chica likes to receive attention and be held. Chica will need basic training. The adoption fee for Chica is $60.


southern utah adoptable pets ThaiThai is a little Chihuahua. Thai’s owners moved and could not take their dogs. She is a tiny dog. Sshe is friendly but a little frightened of the changes in her life. Thai likes to receive attention and be held. Thai will need basic training. The adoption fee for Thai is $60.


southern utah adoptable pets CloudCloud was in a family and given away, but that person could not keep him. Cloud has beautiful coloration and bright blue eyes. Cloud is a little shy due to all the changes in his life and needs a stable forever family. A quiet home would suit this boy the best. Cloud is friendly and easily handled. He loves to receive attention and have his belly rubbed. The adoption fee for Cloud is $40.

Honey Bear

southern utah adoptable pets Honey BearHoney Bear is a flame point Siamese. Her owner passed away. Honey Bear had surgery to remove three stones from her bladder. She is all healed and ready for a new home. She will need to be on a special diet for the remainder of her life. She needs to be the only cat in the home. She is shy until she gets to know you, but she is very loving and enjoys being petted or brushed and sitting with you. Honey Bear will come to you when called. The adoption fee for Honey Bear is $40.