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: 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.


southern utah adoptable pets HankHank is a 9-month-old red bloodhound. He has been in a foster home since the end of February. Hank was found in Dammeron Valley, and no one has claimed him. He has now been neutered and is up to date on his vaccinations and microchipped. If you’re interested in meeting him, please submit an application at Once approved, a meeting time will be arranged. His adoption fee is $125.


southern utah adoptable pets HunterHunter is new to PAWS. He is a 4-month-old German shorthair pointer. He will be neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before he is adopted. Since he is new to PAWS, they are still getting to know him. Hunter is a puppy and will need some training. Go into PAWS and meet him or submit an application at His adoption fee is $150.


southern utah adoptable pets ToriTori is a 1-year-old domestic shorthair tortoiseshell. She had two kittens this year, and after they were weaned, she nursed two orphans until they were weaned. Tori is one of the sweetest cats you’ll ever meet. She is one of the volunteer favorites and gets along with other cats. Tori is litterbox trained, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. You will want to meet her soon! If you are interested in adopting her, please submit an application at Her adoption fee is $65.


southern utah adoptable pets LynnLynn is a 9-year-old black female domestic shorthair black with beautiful gold eyes. She came to PAWS in May with five kittens and was a very good mom. Lynn is just a kitten herself, and she is so ready to find her forever home. She gets along with other cats at PAWS and is a very sweet cat. She is also litterbox trained, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. Get into PAWS and meet her soon. If you are interested in adopting her, please submit an application at Her adoption fee is $75.


southern utah adoptable pets JoJo is a 1-year-old female domestic longhair tortoiseshell. She came to PAWS in early May with seven kittens from another shelter. She was in foster care with her babies until they didn’t need her anymore. They have all found homes, and now it’s her turn. Jo is a gorgeous tortoiseshell who deserves to have a home of her own. She is litterbox trained, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. Come into PAWS and meet her soon! If you are interested in adopting her, please submit an application at Her adoption fee is $65.

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 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.


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.


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.


southern utah adoptable pets WillowWillow was found as a stray. She is a very friendly, playful dog, and she loves people. She went on a sleepover and was loved by everyone and the other dogs in the home until it was playtime or feeding time. She does not share toys with other dogs, although she does with people. She has some food sharing issues. She will eat out of the same bowl as another dog, but with two bowls, she becomes protective of her bowl. She would do best as the only dog in the home. The adoption fee for Willow is $60. 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.

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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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.


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.


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 three 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.


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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.

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.


southern utah adoptable pets ClooneyMeet one of the legendary “rafter cats” here at Best Friends! Cats like these make wonderful companions from afar. You can’t hold them or pet them — at least not yet. But they think and feel and love, just like the rest of us. And if you give them the chance, they can be a real part of your home. They just haven’t had any experience being pets. Clooney was born in 2014 and was abandoned. He’s in good health, and he gets along well with other cats. Shy cats like these have always been an important part of Best Friends’ culture. They have special spirits and deep personalities. And this beautiful cat would love to be a part of your life.


southern utah adoptable pets SolarflareSolarflare is very laid back with people and likes everyone to pet him. He ignores other cats unless they get in his way, and then he smacks them. Born in 2012, he came from an animal shelter in New York. He is incontinent and requires daily expressing. His back legs are weak, but they are getting stronger with exercise. Solarflare is such a mellow guy that he would make the perfect companion for anyone who can handle his special needs.



southern utah adoptable pets MiltonMilton is quiet and does not seek out attention, but he does enjoy it when you pet him. He’s very mellow. He gets along with other cats but seeks out quiet spaces where he can be by himself. Milton has feline leukemia, so he will need to live with other cats with feline leukemia or be an only kitty. Born in 2013, he came from a hoarding situation. Milton would do well in a calm home where he could find a quiet spot to hang out.



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 litterbox 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 weekend events KennedyKennedy is very affectionate and sweet. He loves attention and will run over 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 MonkeyMonkey is very friendly and outgoing with people. She peacefully coexists with other cats, but prefers to keep to herself. Born around 2007, she came from a hoarding situation. Little Monkey adjusts easily to new environments. She’d love to find a stable home where she can live out her senior years.