Southern Utah Pet Adoption Guide
Southern Utah Adoptable Pets Guide – September 8, 2023
ST. GEORGE, UT – September 8, 2023. The Independent’s Southern Utah, Pet Adoption Guide features pet adoption options from various animal shelters throughout southern Utah. Meet your best friend 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 are up-to-date on vaccinations. If you have questions about a specific pet or the adoption process, please email email@example.com, or call (435) 688-2327. If you’d like to apply to adopt one of these featured pets, search their name here then click the orange adopt link and fill out the form. Check out our current and ongoing adoption specials here.
Dempsey is a sweet boy who can be a little bit shy at first. He takes some time to warm up, but once he knows and trusts you he’s a cute cuddler and enjoys sitting on laps.
Dempsey has been around other dogs his size and interacted appropriately. If you’d like to meet him, please fill out an adoption application today.
Ridgeway is the strong and silent type. She’s quite timid initially but working every day on building her confidence. She is a bit wary of strangers at first and can take a while to warm up but it’s well worth the wait! Once she trusts people she is gentle, kind and loving.
Ridgeback is just a young pup, so she needs some help with her basic manners. However, she’s highly intelligent and learns quickly. She loves playing with her sister, Silkie, and is always thrilled to get attention from the people she knows. With a little bit of extra time and patience, Ridgeback will make an absolutely wonderful family member.
Taupe and his siblings are sweet, fun pups. At just about six months old, they are curious and friendly. They enjoy hanging out with people, getting lots of petting, and playing with toys.
They also love to run and play together and with other dogs. If you’re looking for a new family member, please reach out to an adoption specialist today!
Meet Dante, a soulful feline searching for a patient and understanding forever home. If you’re seeking a quiet and gentle companion who has the potential to become your most cherished friend, look no further than Dante.
Make arrangements to meet this beautiful cat today!
McNova is sweet kitten. She was born to a feral mom, but raised by a human with her two brothers.
She loves to cuddle, specially in the morning.
She enjoys a window with a view to cackle at birds, she’d be happy to have cat friends.
McNova’s disposition is a great balance. She has some kitten energy, but is also very gentle and affectionate.
Franchesca is a curious young cat who enjoys the company of her cat friends. She is still a little shy around humans but lets us get closer and closer every day. It takes a little time to adapt to new situations but once she feels comfortable her confident and fun-loving nature begins to shine.
She is a FeLV+ cat, so it would be best to go to a single home; or a home with other FeLV+ friends.
RSQ is a non-profit animal rescue in St. George, Utah. Our mission is to be a voice for the voiceless, bettering the lives of animals in Utah’s rural communities. All the animals in our care are fully vetted including spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchipped, and any medical care they may need before adoption. We are open for walk-in visitors on Thursdays, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. For more information on RSQ and our adoptable animals, please contact RSQ at (800) 897-1136 or visit rsqutah.org.
Corduroy, Panda, and Sister
Corduroy (male) and his two sisters, Panda and Sister are three of the “Bear Cub” pups. They and their 7 other siblings were found (along with their mom who has been adopted) when they were only 4 weeks old.
These gorgeous shepherd/cattle dog mixes are all healthy and fun as can be. They are old enough now to be ready for their furever homes. They deserve a safe and loving home. Could it be yours?
Orbit and Orion
Get ready to orbit into a world of sweetness and sass with Orbit! This energetic and outgoing kitty is a celestial ball of love and playfulness. Paired with her beloved sister, Orion, they’re a cosmic duo that will bring endless joy to your life. Adopt Orbit and let her brighten your days with her irresistible charm and sassy personality!
Prepare for a stellar experience with Orion, the energetic runt with a space-sized personality! Joined at the hip with her sister Orbit, they’re an inseparable cosmic duo. Adopt this adorable pair and witness the universe of love and fun they’ll bring to your life!
Meet sweet Cactus, a petite bundle of love who yearns to be your devoted companion. This affectionate feline has left her outdoor days behind and is ready to embrace the comforts of a forever home.
She may seem timid at first, but once you spend a few moments in her presence, you’ll soon realize her unwavering desire for human affection. This girl purrs nonstop, delights in gently bumping you for more attention, and happily rolls over, inviting belly rubs.
Cactus has shown immense resilience and has made a wonderful recovery after coming to us covered in cactus spines.
Please visit Mesquite Animal Shelter’s Petfinder website for a current listing and more detailed information on the animals. Mesquite Animal Shelter Petfinder or Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information at Mesquite Animal Control. We are located at 795 Hardy Way in Mesquite, Nevada. Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at (702) 346-5268. Appointments will be made for you to visit an animal you are interested in adopting. All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter and receive 1-year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximate.
Lucas is a wonderful dog. He has lived his life in a backyard so he will need a yard and also needs secure high fencing.
He will need basic house training. Loves being with people and playing with toys and in the water.
Mikey was found as a stray. He is very friendly and loves attention. He has a lot of energy and loves to play. He seems to be ok with other dogs.
We think he is approximately 2–3 years old. He is not one to instigate any confrontation with other dogs, but we feel that he would be best in a home without other pets. He is a good boy and would benefit from an experienced dog owner.
Mikey is very independent and dignified. He has shown to be loyal and smart. He is going to make a very good dog for any home willing to give him a chance.
Gilligan and Skipper
Meet Gilligan and Skipper they are very friendly and outgoing. They have the perfect name for all the laughable antics they play with each other.
These beautiful kittens are in foster care but can be adopted now and are able to go home after their vet visit on the 15th of this month.
Providing Animals With Support (PAWS)
PAWS Adoption Center is now open to the public Tuesday- Thursday 11 AM–6 PM, Friday- 11 AM–4 PM, and 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.
Meet Sam! He is a 1-year-old cattle dog/heeler mix. He is the happiest shy doggy and you’ll have a hard time trying not to fall in love with him.
He loves to run and wiggle that tail around as fast as the wind! He is learning commands and manners and is so smart!
Come meet this boy at the PAWS Adoption Center.
My name is Charlie! I am a 6-month-old Heeler/Shepherd mix who loves to play, give kisses, and cuddle! I know how to use a doggy door and I love everyone.
Please come meet me at the PAWS Adoption Center so you can adopt me! I’ve had all my shots and am neutered. I’m ready for my family to adopt me!
Sansa is a 3-month-old Heeler mix and she is so very smart. She is almost potty-trained, knows some commands, and loves to learn. She is very playful and sweet. She will make a great family pet and loves the outdoors.
She will be spayed soon and has 2 sets of puppy shots. She is currently in foster so submit an application and be approved to meet her. You will love her!
April is about 1½ years old and is a very sweet girl. She loves to purr on your lap and take a quick nap on you. She is shy at first but after she warms up to you, she is absolutely in love with you as if she’s known you forever.
She is waiting for you to visit her in the PAWS Cat Room.
Dustie is a gorgeous 3-year-old female. She is an absolute sweetheart but is a bit timid and scared of new environments. She needs a quiet and calm family who will give her time to get to know them.
She will do great with other cats that love to cuddle. Once you get to know Dustie, you will see just how sweet she is. If you adopt her portrait (done by local artist, Sue Kroll), you get the cat!
At first glance, you might think Michael is a tough Tom with a cool and aloof personality, but honestly, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. When Michael first came to PAWS, he was sensitive and shy. Now he’s still sensitive and shy, AND the sweetest, mushiest little cuddle bug!
He is often one of the first to greet people when they enter the room. Find Michael in one of the cats’ many snuggle beds and he will roll over, purr, and beg you for pets and love. He adores humans, and he gets along very well with other cats as long as they are gentle and calm with him.
Michael is the best example of why you can never judge a book by its cover. Come down to PAWS to meet him today, but be careful, you might never want to let him go!
Jackson Day Animal Rescue is a Utah nonprofit seeking to enhance the lives of shelter and rescue animals through adoption, medical services & community involvement. All efforts of Jackson Day Animal Rescue are run by our volunteers and the donations we receive. Our mission is to increase adoptions, assist in medical expenses, and bring awareness in our community about homeless pets.
Visit our website at JacksonDayFoundation.org. To adopt please fill out our Adoption Application here. We are always looking for volunteers and fosters! Please email us for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us today!
*All of our kitties are spayed/neutered, microchipped, have 1st vaccines, and come with a free vet checkup.*
Good golly, it’s Miss Molly, and she is still looking for her fur-ever home!
Molly is an adorable little mini-Aussie mix. She is about 11 months old. She is housetrained and spayed.
Molly is great with other dogs and she loves people! However, she is a bit too rambunctious for little kids.
Playful, fun, and cuddly, Molly would make a great companion for anyone.
Midnight is a charming little female kitten. At 3 ½ months old, she is ready to find her fur-ever home!
Midnight will surely brighten all of your nights and days with her purrs, playful antics, and sweet cuddles.
Georgy is a seriously gorgeous little house panther! Just look at that silky black fur and those beautiful golden eyes! This kitten will surely grow into a stunning adult feline!
Don’t miss out on the chance to adopt this playful, handsome boy. Stop in at PetSmart in St George to meet Georgy today!
This beautiful little kitty is Ash. She is almost four months old and her fur is such a lovely color!
Ash is a sweet girl who loves to play. When she’s all tuckered out, she would love to curl up on your lap for a nice cuddle sesh and cat nap together.
This gorgeous feline would be a purr-fect companion for anyone!
Milo is a playful little guy who loves to have fun running around with his kitten buddies. He loves any and all kitty toys!
This spunky boy is also super sweet and cuddly. And he has the prettiest colors and patterns in his fur. Milo is sure to grow into a very handsome and purr-fect adult kitty!
Because Animals Matter is dedicated to reducing animal abuse and neglect 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. 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.
Playboy Bernie is approximately two years old. He’s a great boy who is a bit of a clutz but who LOVES playing catch (and will play all day!). He’s very affectionate and great with adults and most likely children … we just haven’t seen him with any yet. He’s also super smart and learns commands quickly!
Bernie sometimes gets possessive of his people and toys when other dogs are around so it might be best if he were an only dog. He’s a total love, though, and is going to make someone a wonderful companion.
Bernie was pretty matted when he came to BAM. He may not require professional grooming but his adopter will need to keep him brushed to keep his beautiful coat tangle free. It’s easy, and he’s so happy when he’s being brushed.
Five-year-old Elvis is a big galoof who loves everyone he meets (although he didn’t show much interest in cats). He’s a gentle giant who plays well with all sizes of dogs … even the little ones and puppies. He adores kids but can knock a little one over just giving a good sniff. He has an EXCELLENT sniffer!
Although he’s pretty quiet most of the time, the signature hound bay howl comes out when he plays. It’s adorable!
Elvis seems to have some training. He bolted on us once when we first got him but has been great since then. His new adopter just needs to be aware it can happen and they need to keep him safe, especially getting into and out of cars.
Who would believe this butterball loves to run and then cool off in a cold stream?
Wide as she is tall, chunky monkey Misty is a lot of loving lap dog! She’s also a super sweet girl who gets along with other dogs and probably kids although we haven’t seen her around any yet.
Misty is 8 years old, spayed, microchipped, and current on her vaccinations. She needs an adopter willing to monitor her food and exercise to get her down to a healthier weight.
Thought to be around five years old, skinny little Rooster is such an affectionate boy and so much fun to be around. As you can see, he’s a real crowd-pleaser!
Rooster plays well with all dogs, adores kids, and loves to run! He’s housetrained, neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and is ready to go!
Ryder is about approximately one year old and, as with some other rescues, he has some trust issues. He’s cautious around people at first but warms up and is very sweet and worth a little extra love and affection.
Ryder is just learning what dog treats are for (although he loves deli meat and cheese) and still hasn’t figured out what to do with toys. It didn’t take him long, however, to decide he adores ear rubs and pittie scratches and will snuggle up close to be loved on. He will be exceptionally loyal to whoever adopts him as long as they promise to shower him with all the love every dog deserves.
Ryder gets along well with other dogs but can get a bit possessive of his people so his dog buddies should be introduced properly. He might also take a little time to feel safe in a new yard so supervision is critical in the first weeks.
Ryder will need an adopter willing to give him the attention and love he’s been missing, and patience with him while he learns he’s in a safe and loving environment.
What a cutie pie! Born around mid-January, little Willy is friendly and playful with other dogs.
Willy is a herding dog so he’ll chase livestock and might be nippy because that’s what cattle dogs are bred to do. It doesn’t mean he’s aggressive but he will need to be trained to tell the difference between people and cows. He could be a great ranch dog with a job to make use of his natural talents. If not on a ranch, Willy will still need a job in a home environment and will be happiest with lots of exercise/hiking/running.
Willy is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on his vaccinations. Because of his nippiness, he would probably do better with older kids.