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: P.A.W.S. Adoption Center

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. If you are interested in adopting a pet from PAWS visit and fill out an application.


southern utah adoptable pets guide StanleyStanley is a 4-year-old Poodle. He is very loving and great with other dogs. He was brought to the shelter 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 will see the vet this week to be neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and dewormed. Then he will be ready to go home.




southern utah adoptable pets guide MamaMama had litter after litter, then she was dumped at the shelter. But there is only happiness, love, and spoiling in her future now. Mama is approximately 3 or 4 years old. She loves going on walks and being with people. She is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. She would love to have a family to come home to.




southern utah adoptable pets guide PhilPhil is approximately one year old. He is very sweet and gets along well with other cats. Phil loves to receive attention. He is litterbox trained and is a very clean cat. Please come in to meet him soon!





southern utah adoptable pets guide EddieEddie is a 7-year-old male tabby. He is very mellow and loves to just lay around on the bed. Eddie is currently in a foster home so we will need an approved application before we can arrange a meet and greet. He is in home with other cats and two small to medium-sized dogs.





southern utah adoptable pets guide JessJess is a 10-year-old male domestic longhair bobtail. He was a show cat and won several awards. Check him out on YouTube. He is a little shy at first but loves to receive attention. His owner had to reduce the number of cats in his rental, so that is how Jess came to PAWS.



Southern Utah Adoptable Pets: 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 guide RedRed is one happy dog. He smiles. Red is approximately 4 years old and has spent most of his time in the yard. 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.” He will need some training on his manners. What a wonderful opportunity you can have with Red for a diet and exercise training partner.  Its a win/win — you both get into shape.


southern utah adoptable pets guide Bandit 1Bandit’s owners brought him to the shelter because they did not have the time needed to spend with him. Bandit is approximately 2 years old. He loves going on walks. He wants to be with people, and he has climbed a chain link fence just to be with people. He does bark for attention and to be with you but will soon settle down.



Honey Bear

southern utah adopable pets guide 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. She loves to be brushed and enjoys watching what is happening outside the windows. She is comfortable with the cats she came to shelter with.




southern utah adoptable pets LucyLucy came to shelter with two other cats when their owner passed away. She is a large dark tortoiseshell. Lucy is approximately 2 years old. She is a bit shy until she gets to know you. She loves to be beside you receiving attention and loves to be brushed. Lucy is very inquisitive and will explore everything. She is comfortable with the cats she came to shelter with.




southern utah adoptable pets guide MissyMissy came to shelter with two other cats when their owner passed away. She is a large, beautifully colored calico cat. Missy is approximately 3 years old. She is very outgoing and will follow you around and come when called. She loves to be brushed receive attention. She is comfortable with the cats she came to shelter with.



Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is located 5 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 pets guide TedTed is an active dog who loves being on the move. Playing fetch with stuffed toys is one of his favorite pastimes. He also likes to take dips in his pool and to run around and play with his many doggie friends. He’s a popular, happy-go-lucky guy who loves people, too. Because Ted is so active, he has a tendency to run off to try to find adventures. He’ll need a home with a secure enclosure and a person with a watchful eye. Ted was born in 2011 and came to Best Friends from an overcrowded shelter. Now he’s looking for a home full of love and fun.


Adopt a friendly, playful, snuggly puppy! Vampire is a puppy born in September 2016, and he came from an animal rescue group in New Mexico. All Best Friends puppies are already spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and infused with extra love and cuddles. They need to be taught all those good things that puppies need to learn in order to grow up to be adult dogs, of course. A puppy is a project! But there’s nothing these little ones would love more than to grow right up in your family.


southern utah adoptable pets guide MozartMozart is extra friendly with humans. He’ll come up to seek attention, rub against your leg, and offer his belly for a rub. He is, however, uncomfortable around other cats. He enjoys walks on a harness and stroller rides. He’s very smart and has been clicker trained to give high-fives. Born in 2006, Mozart came to Best Friends when his New Jersey sanctuary closed its doors. He is FIV positive (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and didn’t feel well when he first arrived at Best Friends, but he’s doing much better now. Mozart is an easygoing cat who would love to live in a low-stress environment. He just wants a quiet home where he can love you and be loved. Mozart is part of Best Friends’ Single Pets program! That means that he is eligible for a free flight home and waived adoption fee! Single pets do best as the only dog or cat in the home.


southern utah adoptable pets guide KennedyKennedy is very affectionate and sweet. He loves attention and will run to greet you. He wants to be picked up and hugged. We estimate he was born in 2004, but he acts much younger. He tolerates other cats but gets jealous if they get more attention. Kennedy was abandoned. He has a heart issue for which he gets medication. He takes his pill very easily with treats. He also has dental issues that cannot be treated because of his heart condition. Kennedy loves people so much. We’d love to see him in a forever home where he could get all the attention he wants.


southern utah adoptable pets guide AuggieAuggie loves people. He enjoys being picked up, petted, and snuggled. He especially loves to sit in your lap and be brushed. He’s playful with other cats but doesn’t like dogs. Born in 2011, he came from an animal rescue group in Ohio. Auggie has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). He can live with cats without the virus, since FIV is only spread via deep bite wounds. He is sweet and affectionate and is great at playing fetch.