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

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.

Jacksonsouthern utah adoptable pets Jackson3

Jackson is approximately 1 1/2 years old and is a Lab mix. He is black with white on his chest and feet. He has lots of energy and loves people and kids. Jackson is a great dog and will make a wonderful family pet. He likes hiking and water, but he needs to be taught how to play ball. He gets along with other large dogs and loves to play. Come into PAWS and meet this wonderful boy! Don’t wait too long, Labs don’t stay long in shelters. His adoption fee is $125.

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This 6-month-old guy is super playful, loves water, and will be a great addition to any family. If you’re looking for a hiking buddy and a smart dog who is willing to learn and is a big love, come meet Dock. He’s not very good with chickens but is good with other dogs and children. He’ll need a yard and humans who have time to spend with him, and he loves having a dog playmate. PAWS believes he may be a Great Pyrenees mix, but they know he is charming, sweet, and fun! His adoption fee is $125.

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Tripp is a 1-year-old tripod. His front right leg has been amputated. Being a tripod does not stop this gorgeous, agile feline. He jumps, walks, runs, and gets around great. He’s also one of the nicest cats around town. He’s gentle and loving and loves to cuddle and be on your lap. He’s perfect and beautiful. His adoption fee is $35 through the end of August.


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This 1-year-old golden girl is not only stunning and graceful, she’s sweet, loving, playful and charming. Yep, she’s purrfect! When she’s walking across the room or in one of the window sills, you can’t help but stop and admire her. Wise beyond her age, you look into her eyes and meet an old soul and a kitten at the same time. She’s smart, sassy, and playful. She craves love and attention. She will be a great family cat and companion for anyone. Her adoption fee is $35 through the end of August.

Nancysouthern utah adoptable pets Nancy3

Nancy is a young calico approximately 10 months old. 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. Nancy is spicy and sweet. She’s a player and a curious girl. Her striking looks match her fun personality. Come meet her and you’ll see what a doll she is. Her adoption fee is $75. If you adopt two kittens under one year old, the price is two for one through the end of August.

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.


Ruth is a really sweet dog with a great smile. She is happy interacting with people she knows and with other dogs. In fact, she’s so good with other dogs that she regularly meets new dogs so that caregivers can see how those dogs respond to other friendly dogs. Ruth often plays with dogs who need an easygoing and fun companion. Born in 2015, she has a hip problem for which she will need surgery. She came to Best Friends from a small, rural humane society and is an all-around great dog.

Milagrosouthern utah adoptable pets Milagro

Milagro seems a little shy at first, but strangers can become his best friends within five minutes. He walks easily on a leash and loves to sniff things. Milagro also loves car rides and soft blankets and beds. He even enjoys baths and being brushed. Born in 2008, Milagro has bowed front legs and minor mobility issues. But he takes a joint supplement and still gets around well. He does have some separation anxiety and sometimes cries when left alone. Overall, Milagro has a calm personality and seeks attention from people he trusts. He came to the sanctuary from a shelter in Arizona and would love to find a home of his own.

Cometsouthern utah adoptable pets Comet

Comet is a talkative little dog who loves to hang out with her favorite people. She also loves to take a walk and then lie down and rest with her friends. She is always happy to see people and lets them hear her excitement. Born in 2010, she came to Best Friends from another rescue organization that was closing its doors. She has shown some guarding behaviors, and because she bonds deeply with her person, she can sometimes get upset when left alone. Comet would prefer a quieter household with one or two other dogs at most. She generally prefers male dogs to other females. She has lived in a home with multiple cats and was good with them.

Annasouthern utah adoptable pets Anna

Anna is a very sweet girl. She likes to perch up high and watch people. But she doesn’t like to be out of reach for long because she loves to receive attention. She does fine with other cats but mostly keeps to herself. Born in 2011, Anna came from a Best Friends Network Partner in Michigan. They tell us that she gets along with calm, mellow dogs. She has kidney problems for which she takes medication and should be on a special diet. Anna adjusted to the sanctuary quickly, and she would adjust well to a new home. Though she has special needs, her care is quite easy.

Maddiesouthern utah adoptable pets Maddie

Maddie is very friendly with people. She is confident around other cats but mostly keeps to herself. Born in 2011, she came from a Utah shelter. Maddie is quite thin, and they let her eat as much food as she wants as long as it agrees with her. She is prone to upper respiratory and urinary tract infections. They give her a lysine supplement for general health. Maddie has a quiet, unassuming, yet gentle demeanor. She is a lap cat but is not demanding. She’ll quietly wait until you’re ready to give her attention. She takes no time to adapt to new environments, and she’s just waiting for you to take her home.

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.

Baxtersouthern utah adoptable pets Baxter

Baxter was found as a stray. He is a wonderful little dog. He loves people and other dogs. He does great on a leash and loves playing with toys. He is house trained. He does not like being alone or not receiving attention. Baxter will sit beside you for hours. Baxter’s adoption fee is $60.



Topazsouthern utah adoptable pets Topaz

Topaz had one owner that passed away, and the other owner is unable to care for her and her housemate Onyx. Topaz is declawed in front. She is a smaller sized lady. She loves receiving attention and being held. The shelter is not sure of her age or history or even her name. She is a wonderful, quiet lady. Topaz’s adoption fee is $40.


Onyxsouthern utah adoptable pets Onyx

Onyx had one owner who passed away, and the other owner is unable to care for her and her housemate Onyx. She is learning to play with toys. She loves receiving attention and being held. The shelter is not sure of her age or history or even her name. She is a wonderful, quiet lady. Onyx’s adoption fee is $40.



Rosasouthern utah adoptable pets Rosa

Rosa’s owner could no longer keep her. She is less than a year old. Rosa is very friendly and loves people. She will come when called. Rosa’s owner had her trained to a harness so she could be on the patio when she was outside. She has beautiful coloration and unusual facial markings with striking blue eyes. Rosa’s adoption fee is $40.


Joeysouthern utah adoptable pets Joey

Joey’s owner could no longer keep him. He is less than a year old. Joey is very friendly and loves people. Joey will come when called. Joey’s owner had him trained to a harness so he could be on the patio when she was outside. Joey has a shiny black coat, a white spot on his front leg, and huge golden eyes. He is quite stunning. Joey’s adoption fee is $40.



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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Hunk is a gorgeous 2-year-old dog believed to be a pointer/pittie blend weighing in at about 60 lbs. BAM is taking applications on him because he’s receiving some medical treatment for the next month or so for Heartworm. Following his treatment, he will be well and ready to go to his new family. He’s a favorite of everyone who meets him and good with other dogs. He is a bit rambunctious and may not be good for toddlers but should do fine with older children. To see Hunk, call Aggie at (435) 773-1667 or Sue at (801) 554-3378. His adoption fee is $125.


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Lizzie 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 BAM 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 Lizzie, 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; he 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 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.


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Rosemary is a beautiful cat. She is approximately 7 years old. She is a sweet cat. She is calm, quiet, and very loving and enjoys receiving attention. She does get nervous in new situations but settles in fairly quickly with a little patience and love. She is good with other cats and tolerates nice dogs. She is house trained and prefers a home without young children. She has a special adoption fee of $25. If you are interested in adopting Rosemary, please call (435) 773-5209.