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 ShadowShadow is an adorable cocker spaniel mix with melting dark eyes and a sweet face, he is approximately 8 years old. He loves to receive attention and is a great lap dog. Shadow is an amazing little guy. He is great with everyone and other dogs. He is house trained and dog-door trained. He was adopted from PAWS four years ago and just returned due to his owners moving. He is very depressed at the shelter, and he would love to find a quiet home maybe with an older couple and a dog door with a big yard to explore. Come meet Shadow and you will fall in love.


southern utah adoptable pets StanleyStanley is a 5-year-old poodle. He is loving, friendly, and great with other dogs. He came to PAWS very matted and neglected. But thanks to the wonderful groomers at All Fur Love, he is all cleaned up and ready for his new life! Stanley is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and dewormed. He is ready to go to his forever home.


southern utah adoptable pets BertBert is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair black-and-white male. He is so sweet and loves receiving attention from his humans. Bert came from a shelter in northern Utah in May. He is litterbox trained, neutered, microchipped, and current on his vaccinations. Bert gets along with other cats at PAWS. He is playful and would make a great family pet.




southern utah adoptable pets ErnieErnie is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair black-and-white male. He is very friendly and will run to you for attention. Ernie came from a shelter in northern Utah in May. Ernie is a loving and playful cat who will make a great addition to any family. He is litterbox trained, neutered, microchipped, and current on his vaccinations. Get into the adoption center and meet this great cat!




southern utah adoptable pets WalterWalter is a 7-year-old white-and-gray male domestic shorthair. He is such a nice boy and enjoys receiving attention. Walter came to PAWS in February from another shelter and is declawed. He is litterbox trained, neutered, microchipped, and current on his vaccinations. You need to meet him to appreciate all he has to offer. He is low energy and would make a great companion.



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 BlackieBlackie was left with a neighbor and his owner never came back for him. He lived in a yard for two weeks. Blackie is a very friendly and loving little dog. He loves to play with toys and is adjusting to walking on a leash. He gets along with everyone and just wants attention. He will need basic training. You are encouraged to visit the City of Mesquite Animal Shelter and meet Blackie. The adoption fee for Blackie is $60.


southern utah adoptable pets WillowWillow is a fox hound blend. She was found as a stray. She is a nice young lady but will need some training. Willow does well on a leash, and she will fetch and bring back a ball. She loves people and wants to be with them and receive attention. Willow will need a lot of room to run. You are encouraged to visit the City of Mesquite Animal Shelter and meet Willow. The adoption fee for Willow is $60.


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. You are encouraged to visit the City of Mesquite Animal Shelter and meet Les. The adoption fee for Les is $60.


southern utah adoptable pets WafflesWaffles was found as a stray. Waffles is small, but he loves people. Waffles loves being cuddled and carried and just receiving attention. He is a very tiny little dog, but he has a huge heart. Waffles is still learning to walk on a leash, and he will need basic training. You are encouraged to visit the City of Mesquite Animal Shelter and meet Waffles. The adoption fee for Waffles is $60.

Kovu (co-vue)

southern utah adoptable pets kovuKovu was found as a stray. The people that found him kept him while looking for his owner. Kovu is a young but large dog. Kovu has great brindle coloration that looks like tiger stripes. He is very strong and full of energy but will listen. Kovu likes to fetch toys. He is still learning to walk on a leash, He will need basic training. You are encouraged to visit the City of Mesquite Animal Shelter and meet Kovu. The adoption fee for Kovu 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. You are encouraged to visit the City of Mesquite Animal Shelter and meet Cloud. The adoption fee for Cloud is $40.

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 pet BullBull is full of excitement and love. He enjoys walks and car rides, but his favorite thing is spending time with people, especially when it involves a good belly rub and some treats. Born in 2014, Bull came from an animal rescue organization in New Mexico. He was treated for heartworm disease at the sanctuary and is now healthy and heartworm free. Now that he can run and play again, he’s working on losing a little weight. Bull would prefer a home where he can be the only dog. His smiling face and lovable character are bound to brighten up all of your days. Bull has a generous sponsor who will cover his adoption fee.


southern utah adoptable pets PecosPecos is a giant marshmallow who will follow you anywhere — as long as you don’t look at him. He’s so shy that he’ll run and hide if you watch him. Because he has a tendency to run away when he is scared, he will need to find someone who can keep him safe. Born in 2010, Pecos loves his doggie friends and takes comfort from them. He would do best in a home with canine companions who can show him the way and help him be brave. This gentle giant is ready to blossom. All he needs is for someone to give him a chance.


southern utah adoptable pets AlanaAlana has never met a stranger. She loves everyone and will do anything for attention. She generally does well with other cats, but she can be sassy if they have something she wants. Born in 2007, Alana came from a hoarding situation, so she’s used to having to hold her own with her fellow felines. Despite her age, she is high energy and wants to be involved with everything that’s going on around her. She loves to go for stroller rides. Alana is looking for a home where she can get lots of stimulation and attention.


southern utah adoptable pets GlennGlenn is very sociable with people. Even if he’s never met you before, he’ll come up and squeak to be petted and played with. He can be moody with other cats, sometimes being snuggly and other times aggressive. Glenn was born in 2014 and was pulled from a Utah animal shelter. We think he would do well in a home where he was an only cat or there were only one or two quiet cats.



southern utah adoptable pets VernVern is a very social cat who loves being around people. He’s a very playful, young cat who enjoys wand toys and stroller rides. He generally peacefully coexists with other cats, but if they start a fight with him, he will definitely fight back. Born in 2015, Vern came from a hoarding situation. He’s in good health, but his ears need regular cleaning. He’s a goofy boy who’s just waiting for the perfect home.


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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Meet Joe, a deaf English pointer who is about a year old. He was rescued from a breeder who wanted to put him down or take him to the pound as he is of no use as a breeder or hunting dog due to his deafness. He is a good boy and is learning how to be an inside dog. His foster family is continuing to socialize him. He loves to run and play. Daily walks help tame his energy, but he would make an excellent running companion. He is great with kids and other dogs. He is curious about cats but won’t chase them. He is soft with his mouth when taking treats or if you are retrieving an item from him. He has learned to sit and will train easily as he is highly food motivated. He is coming out of his shell and shows a natural curiosity. He is house-trained and is very comfortable in a crate. The challenges with Joe are obviously that he cannot hear you so he cannot respond to voice commands. He cannot be taken out without a leash. If you have patience, he is a very smart dog who will make a wonderful companion. His caretaker says she loves him and would keep him if her husband would go for it.


southern utah adoptable pets lizzy bodyLizzie 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 when she was 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.


southern utah adoptable pets WaltWalt is an older gentleman, approximately 11 years old, with a gentle soul. He is a shepherd mix and would like nothing better than to go on a walk with you and then lay down at your feet the rest of the day. Walt is house trained and well behaved and seems to be good with all dogs. Older children would be best for him. He would be a great pet for an older couple. He is well behaved in a house, and although he is crate trained, he prefers to live in close proximity with his humans. To meet him, call Aggie at (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. Walt is at a St. George satellite facility, and arrangements need to be made to meet him. Applications can be found at  Walt’s adoption fee is $100.


southern utah adoptable pets Bonnie2Bonnie is a sweet, loving little dog who bonds quickly and is eager to please. She is approximately 2 years old, weighs about 15 pounds, and is house trained. She is even tempered, loves her humans (especially children), and is great with other dogs both large and small. She has not been cat tested. Bonnie is very playful, loves her walks, and does well at doggie daycare and the dog park but also settles nicely and is content to lay near her human or on his or her lap. She is not crate trained and currently sleeps in her doggie bed with her two foster siblings. She has no guarding issues and shares food and toys easily. As is typical of most white dogs, Bonnie has mild allergies that manifest as a small, irritated spot on the end of her nose with some minor hair loss. Current treatment includes natural licorice drops, which will reduce inflammation.  She is also on a grain-free diet, which she eats without protest.