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 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 adoptions@bestfriends.org. 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.

Frido

southern utah adoptable pets FridoNo one’s happier to have company than Frido. He loves attention and is eager to be with people, especially when they brush his beautiful coat or take him for rides on the golf cart. He’s also great with other dogs and gets along well with cats. Born in 2008, he is sweet, gentle, and mellow. He’s a wonderful listener and easy to walk on a leash. Frido has already lost a lot of weight and is currently working on dropping even more pounds to get down to a healthy weight. He gets insulin and takes medication for diabetes, Cushing’s disease, and pain in his leg. Despite his medical needs, Frido is a very happy boy. He’d do great in a quiet, loving home where he can spend hours hanging out with his special person on the couch.

Columbo

southern utah adoptable pets ColumboSuper-sweet Columbo loves all people. This gentle soul also loves affection and walks. Born in 2010, he came to Best Friends from a rescue organization in rural Texas. Columbo is a bit picky about his doggie friends and prefers those who are more mature rather than puppyish. He will also need a home without cats. At the sanctuary, Columbo is working on crate training, and he meets lots of new people regularly. This well-mannered, smart, and adorable boy has lots of love to give and will make someone a great companion.

Al

southern utah adoptable pets AlAl really likes to show off his pearly whites; he’s all smiles all the time. This happy guy loves walks and hanging out at the dog park. He’s always excited to see people and will greet you with a full-body wiggle. Born in 2010, Al has heartworm disease and is receiving treatment at the sanctuary. He is a well-behaved boy who gets along great with other dogs. He’s sure to capture your heart and be a wonderful companion.

 

Rusty

southern utah adoptable pets RustyRusty is very affectionate and loves people. He’s initially wary of other cats, but once he gets to know them, he’s fine. Rusty was born in 2000 and came from a humane society in California after he was found as a stray. He is mellow and friendly with people, and he loves to go for rides in a stroller. We don’t know if Rusty’s ever had a home, but he loves people so much that we’re sure it would be his idea of heaven to have his own people just to love on.

Bess

southern utah adoptable pets BessThough Bess can be a little shy at first, she enjoys attention once she gets to know people. She tends to keep to herself when it comes to other cats. Bess was born in 2014 and originally came to Best Friends from a shelter in Maryland. We found her a home, but then her new family lost their home, so she was returned to the sanctuary after two years. Bess has mild cerebellar hypoplasia, which causes her to wobble and sometimes fall over. She makes it to the litter box most of the time but sometimes goes just outside the box. Bess is hoping to find someone with a big heart and lots of patience to take her home.

Southern Utah Adoptable Pets: PAWS

PAWS Adoption Center is located at 1125 W 1130 N in St. George. Please submit an application at dixiepaws.org. Call (435) 688-9748 or email officepaws@gmail.com. All pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and current on vaccinations. Below are the pets currently available for adoption from the shelter.

Lady

southern utah adoptable pets LadyLady is a sweetheart. She is a 9-year-old female long-haired Chihuahua. She is currently in a foster home with three other Chihuahuas. Lady is playful and loving and will make a great companion for someone. She came to PAWS from a kill shelter in Nevada. Chihuahuas are the second most euthanized dogs. Senior dogs are some of the most loving dogs, so please consider giving this cute little girl a forever home. Her adoption fee is $75.

 

Presley

southern utah adoptable pets PresleyPresley is a 1-year-old heeler mix. She is very loving and smart. She is looking for a home with an active family and someone who can take her to basic training. She loves to hike and is very playful. Presley came to PAWS in May from another shelter. She gets along with other dogs well. She is ready to find her forever family and home. Come meet Presley at the PAWS Adoption Center! Her adoption fee is $125.

 

Dixie

southern utah adoptable pets Dixie1Dixie is a young female tuxedo, approximately 7 months old in May. She came to PAWS from another shelter, and she is a very sweet little girl. Dixie is litterbox trained. She is up to date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. She is the perfect age for adoption. She’s still a kitten (PAWS call them teenagers) and a lot of fun. She doesn’t have a problem being around other cats. Dixie will make a great addition to any family. Come into PAWS and meet her! Her adoption fee is $75.

Kiva

southern utah adoptable pets Kiva1Kiva is a 2-year-old female Russian blue. Her owner had to move out of state and said that Kiva doesn’t travel well. Kiva is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, litterbox trained, and microchipped. Kiva was just recently brought to PAWS, so with her not being at PAWS very long, they are still learning about her. Russian blues are adopted quickly, so don’t wait too long to meet this little beauty. Her adoption fee is $65.

 

London

southern utah adoptable pets London1London is a 1-year-old female domestic shorthair white-and-gray cat. She is a little shy at first but is a very loving cat and will warm up to you quickly. She has beautiful, mesmerizing golden eyes. Her best friend here at PAWS is Adam, an 8-year-old male. London would love to find her forever family or companion. London is litterbox trained, up to date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. London loves to curl up with Adam. Come in and meet her soon! Her adoption fee is $65.

 

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 becauseanimalsmatter.com for more information.

Felicity

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

Jimmy

southern utah adoptable pets Jimmy2Jimmy is a sweet dog with a lot of personality. He is approximately 1 year old and weighs 12–14 pounds. He is playful with other dogs but timid when meeting new people and takes some time to warm up. He may have been abused because he cowers when corrected or unsure. Because he is unaltered, he demonstrates behaviors typical of unaltered male dogs but will be neutered at the end of May. To meet Jimmy, call Phyllis at (435) 705-9227. Jimmy’s adoption fee is $150.

Maggie

southern utah adoptable pets MaggieMaggie 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 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 her, call her foster parent, Lisa, at (435) 313-6422. Her adoption fee is $150.

Roger

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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 and 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 neutered and 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.

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 mesquiteanimalshelter.petfinder.com. 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.

Les

southern utah adoptable pets LesLes was found as a stray. He was running on his own since December 2016. Les is a wonderful, loving little dog. He is shy, but he does want attention from you. He loves people, sitting beside you, being told how wonderful he is, and receiving attention. Les is still learning to walk on a leash and he will need basic training. The adoption fee for Les is $60. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering and a one-year rabies shot. Mesquite residents only receive one-year city pet licenses.

Carl

southern utah adoptable pets CarlCarl was found as a stray. He had multiple embedded foxtails. He went to vet to be shaved and have foxtails removed. His left front paw needed follow-up treatment and bandage changes. He is doing well now but still is having bandage changes. Carl can be a bit shy, but once he feels secure, he is your best buddy. Carl does well on a leash. He will need basic training. The adoption fee for Carl is $60. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering and a one-year rabies shot. Mesquite residents only receive one-year city pet licenses.

Chica

southern utah adoptable pets Chica(1)Chica is a little Chihuahua. Chica’s owners moved away and could not take their dogs with them. She is friendly but is still a little frightened with all of the changes that have happened in her life, and she is ready to find a stable forever home. Chica likes to receive attention and be held. Chica will need basic training. The adoption fee for Chica is $60. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering and a one-year rabies shot. Mesquite residents only receive one-year city pet licenses.

Thai

southern utah adoptable pets ThaiThai is a little Chihuahua. Thai’s owners moved away and could not take their dogs with them. Thai is a tiny little dog. She is friendly but is still a little frightened with all of the changes that have happened in her life and she is ready to find a stable forever home. Thai likes to receive attention and be held. Thai will need basic training. The adoption fee for Thai is $60. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering and a one-year rabies shot. Mesquite residents only receive one-year city pet licenses.

Cloud

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. The adoption fee for Cloud is $40. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering and a one-year rabies shot. Mesquite residents only receive one-year city pet licenses.

Honey Bear

southern utah adoptable pets Honey BearHoney Bear is a flame point Siamese. Her owner passed away. Honey Bear had surgery to remove three stones from her bladder. She is all healed and ready for a new home. She will need to be on a special diet for the remainder of her life. She needs to be the only cat in the home. She is shy until she gets to know you, but she is very loving and enjoys being petted or brushed and sitting with you. Honey Bear will come to you when called. The adoption fee for Honey Bear is $40. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering and a one-year rabies shot. Mesquite residents only receive one-year city pet licenses.