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 RavenRaven is an 8-month-old border collie/heeler mix. She is very mellow for her breed. She gets along with children and other dogs. Raven is very submissive and will roll over when she meets you for belly rubs. She will make a great family dog. Raven loves hiking, water, and probably camping, too. She came to PAWS from Hildale in late May. Come in and meet this great girl! If you’re interested in adopting her, please fill out an application at Her adoption fee is $125.


southern utah adoptable pets PepsiPepsi is a 3-year-old female black Lab. Her owners were moving somewhere that dogs weren’t allowed and had to give her up. She had puppies about 10 weeks ago but was unable to nurse them due to an injury. She will see a vet and be spayed in the next week or so. What a great pet she will make for some lucky family. She loves kids and other dogs. Pepsi does have some separation anxiety and may do better in a home with another dog or where someone is always home. Get in and meet her soon. If you’re interested in adopting her, please fill out an application at Her adoption fee is $125.


southern utah adoptable pets DaphneDaphne is a 5-year-old and is a domestic shorthair calico mix. She came from a hoarding situation, so she is a bit shy at first. Daphne is sweet and loves to cuddle. She gets along with the other cats at PAWS. Daphne has been spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. She is litterbox trained. She’s a beautiful girl who deserves to be loved and have a good home where she can be spoiled rotten. Please call PAWS at (435) 688-9748 for more information about this pet. If you are interested in adopting, please visit and submit an application. Her adoption fee is $65.


southern utah adoptable pets HarryHarry is a 5-year-old male orange-and-white domestic shorthair. He is a great cat, very sweet and cuddly. He came to PAWS from a kill shelter in late May. Harry is FIV positive. It is important to realize that a positive test for FIV is not a mandatory death sentence. With a high-protein diet and aggressive treatment of secondary infections, an FIV-positive cat can lead a reasonably normal lifespan. FIV is not passed to humans. Saliva to blood (biting) is generally accepted as the primary source of spreading the virus, and it is unlikely (but not impossible) that cats will spread FIV to other cats by drinking or eating out of the same food dish or by mutual grooming. If you are interested in adopting him, please submit an application at His adoption fee is $50.


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.

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 RockfordWalkRockford is a true survivor. Hit by a car and badly injured, he fought for his life and held on until someone found him and got him to a rescue group. He then came to Best Friends to get the critical medical care he needed. Rockford had surgery to repair the damage done to his legs and hips and has made a great recovery. He greets every morning with a happy dance and does not let his past hold him back. Rockford is a super happy dog. He loves his human friends so much that he gets really wiggly when they walk into his room. Going for walks or to the dog park with Dogtown volunteers and caregivers are the highlights of his day. Rockford is on limited activity while he completes his recovery, but he will soon be free of restrictions and able to romp and play as he pleases. Intelligent and sweet, Rockford has done well with other dogs at the sanctuary and is learning some cool training tricks such as “touch” and hand targeting. He was born in 2014 and is ready to rediscover life in a home of his own.


southern utah adoptable pets WookieBecause of a previous neurological condition, Wookie‘s tongue hangs out and his head bobs a little bit. That makes him a messy eater, but his caregivers at Dogtown have plenty of tips and tricks to help with this. Mealtimes are no problem as long as you’re a little creative about how and what you feed Wookie. Born in 2012, Wookie is nothing but love. He adores other dogs and loves to play. He cannot live with cats, however, as he has shown aggression toward them in the past. Wookie came to Best Friends from a humane society in Arizona. He’s an all-around fun guy and will make someone an awesome companion.


southern utah adoptable pets KatzeKatze loves people and getting and giving affection. She also loves toys and food! She’s comfortable with other cats but doesn’t single out friends. Born in 2015, she came from a hoarding situation. She adjusted to life at the sanctuary really well. Katze is just about the perfect cat, and she’d do well in any home.




southern utah adoptable pets VernVern is a very social cat who loves being around people. He’s a very playful young cat who enjoys wand toys and stroller rides. He peacefully coexists with other cats, but if they start a fight with him, he will definitely fight back. Born in 2015, Vern came from a hoarding situation. He’s in good health, but his ears need regular cleaning. He’s a goofy boy who’s just waiting for the perfect home.



southern utah adoptable pets MichaelMichael is very shy with people, and he’ll run away and hide if you approach him. He hangs out with the other cats in his room and joins in their play. All of his behavior is not surprising, seeing that he came from a hoarding situation. We think he was born around 2010, and he’s in good health. We’re very patient with him here, and he’s coming around slowly, but he would really benefit from some one-on-one time with his own person who has a lot of love to give.


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 ParadiseParadise’s owner could no longer keep her. Paradise is approximately 7 years old. Paradise is a very calm dog, and she does great on a leash and on walks. Paradise knows how to sit. Paradise really likes people but is a little shy until she feels secure. The adoption fee for Paradise 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 RonnieRonnie was found as a stray. He was very matted and had lots of foxtails but is in better condition now. Ronnie is a tiny little fellow, and he loves everyone. He likes to be petted and snuggled and receiving attention. Ronnie will follow you everywhere and will make a great companion in his new home. The adoption fee for Ronnie 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 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 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.