Southern Utah Adoptable Pets Guide
The Independent’s, Southern Utah Adoptable Pets Guide features adoptable pets from various animal shelters throughout southern Utah. Get a new pet today!
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 [email protected]. 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.
Dealla is ready to fly away with her giant ears. She’s shy and unsure of strangers, but she’s starting to warm up. She enjoys taking treats and eating her meals while being hand-fed, without the pressure of petting. She loves soft beds and blankets as well as toys, but she prefers to entertain herself with the toys when she thinks people aren’t watching.
Dealla (pronounced Dee-ALL-ah) is nervous about walking in new places, but she’s making progress and is also learning about crate training. She prefers the company of dogs and will flourish in a home where she has a canine companion to show her the ropes as well as a secure, fenced yard.
Beetle is a bouncy little guy with super-quick reactions. He prefers to take his time meeting new dog friends and people friends. When his world is calm and safe his personality shines and he is funny and sweet. When his world is unsettled or life is happening too fast, he gets scared and nervous. With patient understanding, Beetle will be a wonderful lifetime pal.
Fidget is as cute as they come! This adorable guy is ready for his forever home with you. Fidget is so sweet and loves attention from people he knows. He prefers if new people take it slow with him, but once he is comfortable, he is so loving. Fidget likes to go on walks here at the sanctuary and really enjoys chilling out on big comfy beds. He has done well with other dogs here at the sanctuary. Contact Best Friends today to bring this little guy into your life!
Beautiful Cates is still a bit shy but loves to cuddle with her BFF Connelly. She is becoming more confident and enjoying her pets.
Beautiful Connelly is shy around people but loves to be close to her BFF Cates. She likes pets and is gaining confidence all the time.
My name is Munchie! I’m a super sweet fluff that loves to be loved! I make biscuits in exchange for some nice pets. I’ll squeak meow to let you know that I see you and I would love to be your new best friend! Anyone in need of a sweet lovebug, I’m the one for you!
RSQ Dogs+ is Southern Utah’s newest nonprofit animal rescue group. It is an all-volunteer group dedicated to saving the lives of animals in underserved, rural areas of Washington County. All of the animals in their care are fully vetted including spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and any medical care they may need. For more information, please contact RSQ Dogs+ at (800) 897-1136 or [email protected] or visit RSQDogsUtah.org. Note: With respect to the unprecedented situation around COVID-19, any interested adopters can complete an online application and will be contacted by the team.
Sadie was dumped out in Cane Beds and was found by a family that was out hiking! She is estimated to be around one or two years old. She is very sweet, great with kids, and will fall asleep with her head on your shoulder. She is definitely a snuggle bug. Sadie needs and deserves a loving home!
Falcon came to RSQ DOGS+ with his brother Hawk. Hawk has been adopted and now Falcon wants to find his furever, loving home. Just look at that sweet face. Falcon is a male, Black Labrador Retriever mix puppy. He would be good in a home with other dogs, children or alone.
Sage is a shepherd mix and is approximately 1.5–2 years old. Sage is the most loving, sweetest girl. She takes her time to trust but, once she does, she’s the best! She is able to jump fences, so she really needs a secure yard or a plan to keep her safe when her owners are away. She is a great loving dog, who bonds quickly to her people, and is loyal to a fault. She LOVES water, and hiking, and being able to run. She would make a good hiking, running, or even biking buddy!
Amora is a powerful sorceress capable of casting complex spells. No doubt you will fall in love with her. Even without her casting a spell! She is playful and has several siblings – Cupid, Arrow, and Juliette. She would love to have one of them go home with her. She is house-trained.
Juliette is a beautiful tortie. Tortie are known to be talkative and bring good luck. She is playful and has several siblings–Cupid, Arrow, and Amora, she would love to have one of them go home with her. She is house-trained.
You can’t pass this Gumdrop. Goody, goody Gumdrop is a young calico who is happy to be out of the cold. Her life would be sweetened if she could be in a loving, forever home. You won’t have to climb Gumdrop Mountain to find her. Head over to our website and fill out an adoption application so you can meet this sweetie. She is house-trained and would be good in a home with other cats or alone.
PAWS Adoption Center is now closed again until further notice. We will be showing and adopting animals by appointment only to pre-approved adopters. Please submit adoption applications to dixiepaws.org/adopt and we will arrange an appointment for approved adopters to meet with proper social distancing and in a sanitized environment. All pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and current on vaccinations. Below are the pets currently available for adoption from the shelter.
Venus is such a sweetheart pup. She’s an approximately 7 week old Aussie/Heeler Mix and is squishably huggable, soft and cuddly and a very calm pup. She’s had her first set of puppy shots, is dewormed, microchipped, and will be fully vaccinated and spayed at the appropriate age.
Meet the adorable spunky Cinder. She is a 2 1/2-year-old Heeler-Pit Mix with the most beautiful blue brindle-white coat. She’s a natural athlete who will be a great running, walking, hiking companion. She’s sweet, a pleaser, and adorable.
Cinder is potty trained, knows her basic commands, she will take treats from you gently. Because of her love for playing, she will do best with older children. She appears to like other dogs and seems neutral towards cats. She is currently in training at WOOF Wellness Center for Active Pets where she is learning to be an excellent walking buddy. Cinder loves to be with her humans and is a natural pleaser.
Meet the sweetest chick in town. At 8 months, Violet is one great pup. She is sweet, playful, energetic and a great cuddler. She loves to play, will make a great hiking and walking companion. She’s a Lab/Pit Mix and has the very best temperament.
Matthew is a sweet boy who is about 1 1/2 years old. He loves to be brushed and is such a cuddly guy. You’ll love his little mustache! He’s playful and will make a wonderful pet. You can meet him at The Modern Pet in the PAWS Cat Room.
Marley is a beautiful gray and white male cat. If you’ve had male cats, you know they are so sweet and loving. He is about 7 years old and loves a sunny spot or lap. He likes to play and gets along with other cats. All of our cats are up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped and altered.
Rancher is a 2-year-old male. He is a stunning, longhaired cat who is such a love. He is playful and gets along with other cats. All of PAWS cats are up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped, and altered. Submit adoption applications to dixiepaws.org/adopt and we will arrange an appointment for you to meet Rancher today!
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.
Looking for a new best friend? You’ve got to meet Grayson! This beautiful brindle boy enjoys going on long walks and is good on a leash. And he LOVES a good game of tug-of-war!
Grayson would prefer to be an only dog so he can have all the attention to himself and small children make him nervous so any children should be older and respectful. But he is such a love bug that you won’t want to share him with anyone anyway!
If you are interested in meeting this little cutie, call or text Julie at (435) 773-5209 Tuesday through Saturday between 9–5 p.m.
Flaco (pronounced Flock O) is Spanish for skinny although we’re not sure why. He is a beautiful, energetic one-year-old boy looking for someone active to give him plenty of exercise or another dog with whom he can rumble and tumble. Flaco is a bit skittish but he just got here and needs to get to know everyone. He can also jump a 4′ fence so he’ll need something taller to keep him safe.
Flaco is available LOCALLY ONLY as a foster to adopt until February 11th (he is scheduled to be neutered on February 10th), at which time his adoption can be finalized and he can be yours for keeps!
If you are interested in meeting Flaco, call or text Julie at (435) 773-5209 Tuesday through Saturday between 9–5 p.m.
One of eight puppies (Bonnie is the only one with a little ridge on her back), these sweethearts are well socialized and love to play with the bigger pups. They will probably be great with other dogs, kids, and maybe even cats!
Bonnie will be available LOCALLY ONLY as a foster to adopt on February 2nd. Once spayed/neutered, the adoption can be finalized and the pup will be yours forever and ever!
Meanwhile, we’re accepting applications. If you are interested in getting in a snuggle or two and getting a whiff of puppy breath, call or text Julie at (435) 773-5209 Tuesday through Saturday between 9–5 p.m.
Oso, Spanish for bear, is a rough and tumble one- to two-year-old boy who is very smart (he already knows sit and shake) and is looking for someone active to give him lots of exercise and maybe even a canine brother or sister.
Oso is available LOCALLY ONLY as a foster to adopt until February 11th (he is scheduled to be neutered on February 10th), at which time his adoption can be finalized and he can be yours forever!
If you are interested in meeting Oso, call or text Julie at (435) 773-5209 Tuesday through Saturday between 9–5 p.m.
Meet baby Jubilee. She’s only about eight weeks old and cute as a button! She may be a mix between border collie and pit bull…no one knows for sure but she’s smart. She already knows how to use the doggie door and is learning to go outside to potty!
Jubilee loves playing with kids, toys, other dogs, and even cats! Her favorite thing to do, however, is snuggle with her foster family. She’s smart and lovable and will soon be able to learn lots of tricks and how to walk on a leash.
Jubilee will be available LOCALLY ONLY as a foster to adopt on February 10th. Later, when she has been spayed, the adoption can be finalized and she will be yours forever!
If you are interested in checking out this adorable little girl to see if she could be your new best friend, call or text Julie at (435) 773-5209 Tuesday through Saturday between 9–5 p.m.