Adopt a dog or cat in search of a forever home

Adopt from Our Sanctuary

By adopting a furry (or feathered) friend from the Sanctuary, you will be changing the life of a homeless pet and taking part in a lifesaving movement to Save Them All.

On any given day, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located in Kanab, Utah, is home to around 1,600 animals, including dogs, cats, horses, burros, birds, rabbits, pigs and others. Many of these animals come to the Sanctuary for extra care and healing until they are ready for their forever homes.

Start your search for a sanctuary animal


How to adopt

The first step in adopting an animal from the Sanctuary is to complete an adoption interest form which will give us some information about what you are looking for in your next pet.

Select the type of animal you are interested in adopting:

An adoption specialist will email you within 48-72 hours of completing the adoption interest form. If you do not receive an email in this time frame, please check your spam or junk folder.

If you have any questions, please include them in your survey and one of our adoption specialists will be happy to answer them.

Best Friends Lifetime Return Policy

Best Friends is committed to all animals adopted from our organization. Our Lifetime Return Policy means that at any time during the life of the adopted pet, if the adoption does not work out, or if an adopter can no longer care for the pet, Best Friends will accept the animal back into our program.

How does it work?
If an adopter is unable or unwilling to care for an animal adopted from Best Friends, they may contact Best Friends and return the pet to the Lifesaving Center where the pet was adopted. In some cases, the pet may no longer be located near the Lifesaving Center where the adoption occurred. In that event Best Friends staff may arrange to accept the pet at an alternate Lifesaving Center or authorize an individual to receive the pet on Best Friends’ behalf in order to transport the pet to a Best Friends facility.