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 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.

Princesouthern utah adoptable pets Prince

Prince was born on April 21, 2016, the day tha the musician Prince died. He came to Best Friends orphaned at 10 days old, was raised on goat’s milk, and has been very healthy. He is living with four other young horses and loves to play all day with his buddies. He is a very confident, educated little guy who can ride in trailers all by himself and play all the seven games. His mother was pony sized, and he should be, perhaps, 13hh as a mature adult. Because he is so tame, smart, and friendly, he has the potential to be a great family horse. He is very quickly going gray – more so all the time. Because he’s so confident, he needs people in his life that are also confident and know how to help him continue to be a good citizen. With the right partner, we are sure that he’ll be a wonderful partner for someone.

Redsouthern utah adoptable pets Red

As his name implies, Red has beautiful, deep-auburn colored fur. While he’s a tiny bit slow to warm up to new people and is considered a flight risk, he really loves to give and receive love. Red has gotten along very well with his three doggie roommates once he was assured that they were respectful of his space. He really just needs time to build his confidence with new people and new dogs. Born in 2016, Red came to the sanctuary from a No More Homeless Pets Network Partner shelter. He has been working on leash walking and name recognition at the sanctuary. He would do best in an active home with someone who can keep him safe while helping him build his confidence.

Little Billsouthern utah adoptable pets LittleBill

Sweet Little Bill loves to cuddle and to get belly rubs. A devoted companion, he genuinely wants to spend as much time with his people as he can. He has anxiety and behavioral challenges that need to be carefully managed, especially given his large size. Little Bill can jump fences and is strong enough to easily pull an able-bodied adult down if he tries to bolt while on a leash. He has shown aggression toward other dogs (both large and small) and toward cats, so he can’t live with either of them. Born in 2014, Little Bill takes prescription medications for both anxiety and joint health. He also does physical therapy at the sanctuary. Dogtown caregivers and trainers are working with him to help him learn to stay calm. Besides doing a lot of training work, he is learning to do nose work, a fun scent-and-searching sport. Little Bill is looking for a special person who understands his anxiety and who will be dedicated to helping him successfully work through it. Because he is so strong, his ideal home would be one where he can be walked by two people whenever he’s out on a leash.

Belovedsouthern utah adoptable pets Beloved

Beloved is friendly with people, but she might play coy at first. With other cats, she’s fairly friendly but not overbearing. Best Friends estimates that she was born in 2015; she was abandoned. She is in good health, but she had bad teeth and had them all removed. She adapts quickly to new situations. Beloved is both playful and relaxed and would add to any home.


Symphonysouthern utah adoptable pets Symphony

Symphony loves people. She will come running right up to you and ask you to take her for a walk. Her favorite thing is to go outside with a harness and leash. Walks are also therapeutic for her, as they help quiet and relax her. You see, Symphony is quite the diva. Although she loves people and allows most anyone to pet her, just don’t bring out a brush and try to groom her. She tolerates other cats, but she’d really prefer to be your one and only. She needs and likes her own space. She has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, but she’s otherwise healthy and can live a long and happy life. Symphony would thrive in a home where she’s an only cat and can get her daily walks.

The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter

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

Roscoesouthern utah adoptable pets Roscoe

Roscoe came to the shelter as a stray. He is approximately 1 year old and is full of energy. He will need a home where he can get a lot of exercise, and he will need all the basic training. He would be best in a home with no small children due to his outpouring of energy.



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.

Bandit and Hermionesouthern utah adoptable pets BanditHermione

Bandit (male) and Hermione (female) are 5-year-old Jack Russell/silky terrier mixes. They love each other very much. Bandit is a little spunky, and Hermione just wants to cuddle in your lap. They are both great with kids and other dogs and would prefer to be adopted together. These two are housebroken and ready to find someone to love. You won’t meet any sweeter dogs than these siblings. Please get into PAWS and meet them soon.

Mistysouthern utah adoptable pets Misty1

Misty is 11 years old and absolutely loves attention. She enjoys being petted and brushed and will let you know by purring. She stays away from the other cats but is okay with them. She has also been around a small dog that she did not have a problem with. Her adoption fee through the end of November is $35 to adopters under 65. We are waiving the adoption fee for adopters 65 or older.

Muffinsouthern utah adoptable pets Muffin3

Muffin is 10 years old, and he is beautiful, soft, and social. He gets along with other cats and lived with a dog. Muffin was rescued from a hoarding situation. His adoption fee through the end of November is $35 to adopters under 65. We are waiving the adoption fee for adopters 65 or older.



Ambersouthern utah adoptable pets Amber

Amber is 8 years young, loving, and cuddly. She is looking for a home where she can relax and have a human she can cuddle up to. She is a beautiful black cat with chocolate streaks through her hair. She is very unique. Her adoption fee through the end of November is $35 to adopters under 65. We are waiving the adoption fee for adopters 65 or older.


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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Chuck is a happy, loving boy who wants to be with his human all the time, either 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.


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Felicity is a big sweetheart of a German Shepherd mix pup. She is approximately 1 year old. She is energetic and happy. Felicity weighs about 60 pounds and hasn’t met a human, dog, or ball she doesn’t like. She still has that puppy energy, so she 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, contact Danielle at (435) 862-7553. Felicity’s adoption fee is $125.


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Baley, a German Shepherd in a Chihuahua body, ended up at a local shelter after his owner died, and there was no one to take care of him. He is a happy little guy who just wants a lap to sit on, a warm bed, some walks and car rides, and of course food and water. BAM does know that he shared a kennel space with another dog and is good with them, but they don’t know about cats or children. Toddlers probably shouldn’t be in the picture since he was in an adult-only home before, but older, respectful children would probably be fine. Baley is ready to go to a new family immediately. His adoption fee is $125. To meet Baley or find out more about him contact Aggie (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378.


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Nikita was scheduled to die on July 21 at the shelter. Fortunately, BAM was able to come to the rescue! Nikita is a smaller pit weighing about 35 pounds and is about 4 years old. Nikita has some medical issues for which she is currently being treated (allergies and dysplasia, which means she won’t be going on long hikes or jogging) but is a happy, loving girl. Nikita always has a ball or a toy or a bone in her mouth, and her tail is constantly going at warp speed. Nikita is working on her manners and is a very energetic girl. She does not soil her kennel, and we believe she is housebroken and is good with other dogs and children. She is not good with cats. To find out more about him, contact Aggie (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. Call about her special adoption fee.