Southern Utah Adoptable Pets Guide – The Independent

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Southern Utah Adoptable Pets Guide

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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.


Fenton is a stunning red hound who has the most beautiful voice. He loves everyone that he meets and loves exploring the world around him with his nose and providing commentary all the while. While at the sanctuary Fenton is working on learning leash manners and basic skills. Fenton is a big boy, with a big bay and a big heart!


Ooodoo is a special guy searching for a special home! He absolutely loves other dogs of all sizes- if you’re furry, have a wagging tail, and communicate through barking, Oodoo will be your best friend for life. While we don’t know what his past looks like, we do know that he’s a shy guy who’s looking for a family who understands that he’ll take a little bit of time to get comfortable. He’ll approach any new person for treats and likes to follow you around like a shadow. We know that he’ll absolutely blossom in a home- could it be with you?


Cranberry is a sweet, very shy, curious girl who is just learning to trust people. She finds a great deal of comfort in other dogs. She bonds to them and follows their lead. Cranberry would do best in a home with another dog that can help her continue to build her confidence and trust with people and new experiences. She needs a role model and companion to help show her the way. Cranberry will take time and patients. She is not yet walking on a lead or riding in cars. She is still very fearful but she is learning and looking for a home that will help her feel safe and loved.


Luau is sweet, cuddly, and full of love. He loves other cats and is very social. He loves to cuddle with his kitty friends and also has a lot of energy to play! He’s the purrfect kitty looking for his forever home. Make arrangements to meet Luau today! He will be waiting for you.


Roper will draw you in instantly with his wide baby blue eyes. This gorgeous boy has plenty of experience being in a home and would love to put that experience to good use! Although he may seem a bit timid at first, Roper knows that after a short time where he can settle in, he can be the perfect house cat. Are you ready to meet Roper today?


Gato is a shy and beautiful young lady that is struggling to adjust to her new life at the sanctuary. We feel that in a home setting and with the right person Gato can work on her confidence and get the opportunity to come out of her shell. Reach out today about making Gato a part of your family so you can show her that people aren’t that scary.

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 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.

Bob Barker

This 12-week old baby just arrived. Bob Barker will be a large dog when fully grown. He needs an active home and will become a faithful companion. He will need someone who is patient and willing to train. He is currently being vetted but will get adopted quickly so get your application in now.


Ember is a one-year-old Border Collie mix. This breed has a high energy level and needs an active home. She will become a loyal companion with patience and training. Ember is good with people and other dogs. Make arrangements to come in and meet Ember today!


This little gem is 6 years old. Pearl needs a secure yard and a quiet home. She enjoys cuddles and calm play. Pearl is house-trained and would be good in a home with other dogs or alone but prefers a home without children.


It’s so hard to believe that Mike’s owners moved and left him behind. He is a very lovable cat and longs to be with a family again. He’s independent but also enjoys a good head scratch. Afterward, you will be rewarded with a hug. Mike is house-trained and would be good in a home with other cats or alone.


Hazel is a young cat who had been living outside. She is now enjoying her warm and safe bed. She’s learning to trust humans and is starting to enjoy her daily brushes. Hazel is house-trained and would be good in a home with other cats or alone.


Andy was hit by a car and had a broken hip. He is now completely healed after surgery and is ready to romp and play. Andy enjoys chasing toys and getting lots of head scratches. Andy is house-trained amd would be good in a home with other cats or alone.

PAWS Adoption Center is now open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM-3 PM. Located at 1125 W. 1130 N. in St. George. All pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and current on vaccinations. Below are the pets currently available for adoption from the shelter. Adoption applications here. For more information contact PAWS at (435) 688-9748.


Clifford is one sweet, fun-loving dog.  He is 4 1/2 years old, this guy is such a great and gentle boy, he loves kids, other dogs, hiking, playing, and he is so beautiful. Smart as can be and he will love training with his new humans.  He is potty trained and listens well. We believe he is a Shepherd mix breed, possibly a Belgian Malinois/Black Mouth Cur and we know he will be a great family or companion dog. He’s vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, and neutered. Submit an adoption application here and stop by PAWS to meet him.


Liz is a stunning dog looking for a laid-back owner who loves to cuddle! She also loves walks and playing with stuffed toys! She is vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, and spayed. To take your new fur baby home, submit an adoption application here.


Oso is a shy 8-year-old Chihuahua mix. Oso is reserved, gentle, and a little skittish. Oso is looking for a place to call home where he can slowly break out of his shell. Oso needs a home where the owners are willing to work to build a bond of trust with this pure bundle of joy! All PAWS Rescues are vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, and spayed/neutered. To take your new fur baby home, submit an adoption application here.


Sadie is almost 2 years old and is a wonderful Calico/Tabby mix. She was a mama cat this spring but has weaned her kittens and is ready to go home. She is sweet, playful, and loving. She gets along with other cats and is litterbox trained. She came from a shelter in Orange, Texas and she would love to find her forever home. She has been spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.


Shira is a beautiful 2-year-old black beauty. She is friendly and playful. She would be good in a home with other cats or as an only cat. Shira was a mama this spring and is now ready to find her forever home. Make arrangements to come into PAWS and meet this wonderful cat!


Meet the most delicious guy in town, this is Fluffy. He’s one handsome loving cuddling machine.  He loves humans, is super chill and clearly, he’s easy on the eyes. Fluffy is NOT an obese cat, but he is a big one. He weighs 20 pounds and he carries it well. This big soft gentle guy is vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, and neutered.  He’s 6 Yrs old and he’s looking to go to his new home. Submit adoption applications here.

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. If If you’re interested in any of our beautiful animals, submit a BAM Adoption Application and, if approved, we will contact you as soon as possible to arrange a meeting. If you don’t hear back within 7 days, please text us at (435) 773-5209.


Mikko” (pronounced Mick O), Hebrew for God, is a lovely gentleman who enjoys short walks and hanging out with other dogs, especially little ones. He’s an absolute lover boy and bonds quickly with everyone

Mikko will be having a mass removed from his leg soon and will be available for adoption once it’s done. He’s neutered, microchipped, housebroken, up-to-date on his vaccinations, and ready to move to his new forever home.


If ever there was someone in need of love, it’s our Maycie! This girl will be your best friend and closest companion. She loves people, is an excellent snuggle bug, and will probably crawl in your lap and give kisses the first time you meet her. She’s around a year old, smart, housebroken, knows basic commands, gets along with other dogs, and is as sweet as she can be!

Olive and Sunshine

Olive is the most stunning girl with amazing gold eyes and a cute little pink nose. She’s shy for about 10 seconds but as soon as you sit on the floor with her, she’s in your lap giving the sweetest kisses.

Sunshine is a beautiful, loving girl with piercing eyes who loves getting belly rubs and giving puppy kisses.

These pups will be available LOCALLY ONLY as foster to adopt until she’s been spayed, then the adoption will be completed and she’ll be all yours!


Pugsley is a charming one-year-old who is looking for a family of his own. He’s playful and smart; already knows sit and how to use the dog door, loves romping with other dogs, enjoys a good game of keep away, and adores tummy rubs!

Pugsley has not been neutered yet and males like that often have a nasty habit of lifting their legs on everything, at least at first. This will hopefully not be the case once he’s been neutered and his foster will need to keep an eye on him to help correct this behavior. He’s an awesome boy though, so it will be worth the effort.

Pugsley is available LOCALLY ONLY as foster to adopt. Once he has been neutered, the adoption will be completed and this handsome boy will be all yours!

Titan and Keeva

Meet this bonded pair: Titan (95 lb Male, 6 yrs) and Keeva (60 lb Female, 5 yrs). Keeva was 8 wks old when she met her big brother and they are tightly bonded. They were their mom and dad’s only children and did everything together: mountain camping, hiking, car rides, playing in streams, strolling the neighborhood. They are primarily house pets but obviously love being active in the outdoors and using their doggy door to explore the yard.

The family has now expanded with an infant and a toddler. Managing two full-time jobs and the babies has added stress and put a strain on the time and care mom and dad can spend with them. The dogs feel the difference and are longing for their pre-baby life back. Mom and Dad’s hearts are broken but feel it is only fair to find the perfect, active family for these two to get their show back on the road.

With the proper introduction, they are good with children and all animals, including cats. If children, 10 or older would be preferable so these dogs can get the attention they need. Huskies need to be part of the pack. They are not happy to be an outdoor pet that is not part of the family. With a little daily exercise and a home of their own, they make absolutely wonderful pets.