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 Copper1Copper is approximately 6 months old and is very active and smart. He needs a family who will take him for walks and runs and give him lots of love and attention. He loves to play. He is 95 percent housetrained, 100 percent if you watch him closely, and would easily learn to use a doggy door. He knows “sit” and is learning to wait, but in his short life he has been on the streets and had to go hungry, so he is food motivated. He is eager to learn. Copper is funny and has a quirky personality. He will bark when he wants to play but isn’t a barker. He’ll also sit quietly in the yard and watch the neighbors once he meets and knows them. He does well with bigger kids but could be a little rough with very small children. He plays fetch and will bring the ball back as long as he isn’t distracted by something. Copper is just a great dog and would be a wonderful companion to an active family that is looking for a forever best friend.


southern utah adoptable pets FoxyFoxy is a 14-year-old female heeler mix. Her owner lost her home and could no longer take care of her. Foxy is very sweet and gets along with other dogs and children. She is a cuddler. Foxy is very healthy for her age, and she just wants a home and someone to love. She has been with PAWS since May of 2016. Seniors make the best pets, so please consider adopting this great gal. Foxy is a very loving dog and would make a wonderful companion. She has never had a potty accident in the house. She is currently in a foster home with other dogs and a small child.


southern utah adoptable pets DutchessDutchess is approximately 5 years old and is a domestic shorthair Siamese mix. She came from a hoarding situation, so she is a little shy. She is litterbox trained. She will make a wonderful pet for someone. Dutchess is ready for a new home where she can be loved furever.





southern utah adoptable pets DaphneDaphne is approximately 5 years old. She came from a hoarding situation, so she is a bit shy at first. She gets along with the other cats at PAWS. She is litterbox trained. She’s a beautiful girl who deserves to be loved and have a good home where she can be spoiled.





southern utah adoptable pets StoneyStoney is approximately 1 year old and has blue eyes. He came to PAWS from a kill shelter last November. Stoney is so sweet and loves to play with cat toys. He gets along with other cats at PAWS and isn’t aggressive at all. Stoney is ready for his forever home.




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 TiffanyTiffany came to the shelter as a stray. She is friendly and loves attention. She has a tipped ear. She gets along with the other cats in the room. She will sit and let you pet her for hours. She will be a great companion animal for her new owner.




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.



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.


Masonsouthern utah adoptable pets Mason is a floppy-eared goofball filled with love and excitement. He is eager to please and ready to learn. He can be a bit mouthy when overly excited, but he is working on his manners and is doing very well. He likes to play with toys, especially the squeaky kind, and he can often be seen tossing them around outside. Mason was born in 2015. He is a smart boy who enjoys spending time on food, puzzles, and learning new things that keep his mind busy. He enjoys his doggie friends and his sunbathing time. Mason is sure to shine in a home of his own.


southern utah adoptable pets DiggerThis girl will melt your heart with her sweet, soulful eyes. Digger is easygoing and friendly with a relaxed personality. She enjoys her walks, and with a little help getting into the car, she loves her car rides too. Digger was born in 2007 and takes a prescription medication. She does a beautiful “sit pretty” and gets along well with most other dogs. If you’ve got room in your heart and home for a sweet older gal, Digger would love to join you.


southern utah adoptable pets SpartacusHave you seen the movie “Up”? Spartacus is like the old-man version of Dug. This lovely gentleman was born in 2008 and gets along with other dogs. Handsome and easygoing, he’d be the perfect TV-watching partner. But he’d be just as happy to go on a leisurely stroll in the park as he would to cuddle on the couch with you. Spartacus came to Best Friends from a shelter in New Mexico and is looking for a comfortable place to call home.


southern utah adoptable pets RomeoRomeo is very affectionate and playful with people, and he loves to be the center of attention. With other cats, however, his alpha-male attitude sometimes gets him in trouble to the point that he is on medication to help keep him calm. Born in 2014, he came from an overcrowded situation. Romeo has an extremely bright personality, and we believe he would do well in a home where he could be the only cat or where  there were only one or two quiet cats.


southern utah adoptable pets PenskePenske loves people and enjoys getting attention and being petted. He’s a very sweet cat with a loving personality. He likes the company of other cats but can sometimes try to be dominant. Born in 2005, he came from a hoarding situation. Penske is in good health. He adjusts to new situations quickly and is looking forward to adjusting to being in your home.