I visited close to 5 years ago, and it's an amazing place. Very tranquil and beautiful. The first thing I noticed was despite the fact that there's so many animals (spread out over acres!) the entire property is well maintained. Each animal shelter is extremely clean. The amazing thing is that the majority of the work is done by a steady stream of volunteers. You can even do sleepovers with some of the cats and dogs - i believe one overnight stay provided you've done daytime volunteering in that part of the sanctuary. You get to cuddle and take care of all sorts of animals, and be surrounded by beautiful vistas at the same time. It's a trip I would recommend to anyone.
I love the work Best Friends does in saving animals! They are changing peoples misconceptions of shelter animals and residing awareness of the needless killing of so many unwanted but good animals! I spent a vacation in Kanab volunteering and was amazed at the staff and facilities in Kanab but love that the work reaches far beyond that little town.
I've been to Best Friends multiple times and have a great time every time! Whether it's visiting horses or pigs or dogs and bunnies, every part of the sanctuary is unique and wonderful. The people who work there are wonderful and their mission is outstanding.
Best friends are the absolute best animal rescue group on the planet and the only one I donate to. I have supported them from almost the beginning when they were sitting outside of stores getting their message out. They have come so far. I visited several years ago when they still getting going. I was impressed then and am even more impressed now. I can't donate as much now that I am older, but I share their story whenever I have the opportunity. Thank you Best Friends for all you do for the animals. God bless you.
Best Friends is the absolute best. They took in many of the "Vick" dogs and rehabilitated them to be able to be adopted. They are true animal lover's. They help all animals, especially the most needy. They are great.
This non-profit has spent so many hours helping to save animals in the areas of Texas affected by Harvey and we appreciate you so much!
I don't have a personal story. I just know that Best Friends is the only organization making a concerted nationwide effort to end the travesty of the millions of shelter killings each year. I wholeheartedly support them in any way that I can.
I volunteered and visited Best Friends twice from out of state . What an amazing experience to be with like minded people. The work they do for animals is far reaching . It can be a bit overwhelming the sheer volume of dogs and cats at Angel Canyon however I also am so grateful for all the lives they have saved and the care they receive at Best Friends. I love Best Friends Animal Society for so many reason.
Best Friends does the BEST work. We adopted our dog from them 8 months ago. We had a wonderful adoption counselor, Lauren, she was so helpful. We were really impressed with how much love, time and attention goes in to helping the animals and finding them the right homes. All the staff and volunteers we met were so kind.
When I was a child I often worried about the homeless animals living through the hot Las Vegas summers. I thought about how great it would be to have a huge property where the animals could be safe and never suffer again. Best Friends made this childhood dream a reality. It's amazing when you find others that share the exact vision as you....only better!
A few years ago we traveled from Arizona to Kanab, Utah to visit Best Friends.
I had watched Dog Town on tv and was hooked. We traveled there and stayed on the grounds in our rv. We volunteered for two days, playing with puppies, walking senior dogs, washing doggie blankets and towels and participated in meal time. We saw many aspects of how Dog town operates on a daily basis. They are wonderful. They work like a fine oiled machine. We send support when we can because they are worth supporting. The place is beautiful, full of love and the most awesome critters on the earth . We love Best Ffriends.
We have supported Best Friends financially for over a decade, we adopted a senior Pet of the Week through them, and we receive and read their member magazine, Facebook posts, and other corresponce. What a wonderful, dedicated, creative and successful organization! They’ve gone from a unique stand-alone sanctuary to the driver of an international no-kill movement.
Best Friends is amazing! My son adopted an older cat, who has a bit of an interesting disposition. He will cuddle one second, and take a swing at you with his claws the next. Not the most adoptable characteristic! He spent a good deal of time at the shelter, waiting for the right home. He might not have lasted in a regular shelter. Best Friends ‘no kill’ shelter allowed him the time to find just the right home!
I visited the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab Utah twice. Both times I volunteered at several different animal areas, including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, pigs, and horses. Everyone I talked with was welcoming, knowledgeable, and professional. It is truly the best vacation I have ever had. Even the prearrangements were handled well. The volunteer web site is easy to use and thorough, allowing me to schedule my time well in advance of my trip.
I have long admired the goals and spirit of Best Friends. It was truly wonderful to experience the work of the organization first hand.
Best Friends is the leader in no kill shelters. They have a wonderful kind caring facility. They really,really care about animals. They help in all kinds of disasters.
Best Friends saved the lives of 10 of my beloved kitties. Back in 2013, I lost my home to foreclosure. I searched effortlessly to find forever homes for all 21 of my rescue fur babies. I was able to find homes for 8 of my cats. The lady who was helping me knew someone from Best Friends who came to Louisiana after hurricane Katrina. She informed me that Best Friends agreed to accept 10 of my cats and provide them with safe, loving, happy homes, whether they were adopted or not. It was devastating for me to have to give up my babies but I am forever grateful to Best Friends for taking my cats in, from Louisiana to Utah. I think about them everyday and miss them terribly however I know that, at Best Friends, they are well taken care of and Loved as much as I Love them. Thank you Best Friends, for all that you do!
Best Friends is a great organization that does so much for the animals in our area. I've adopted my cats and dog from them. Love their nice, clean Adoption center. I look forward to taking my dog to Strut Your Mutt every year. Save Them All!
So thankful for Best Friends animal society.
People who care, love and protect these precious creatures.
I adopted a 10 year old cat from Best Friends - he had spent 7 years in a shelter before making it to the Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah where I adopted him. I was blown away by the sanctuary and and the people that care for the animals - they set the bar for what it means to be a no-kill organization in the quality of care they provide. Because of them, the cat I adopted had a second chance at life in a home that showed him unconditional love. I can only hope the time we had with him made up for all the years he spent in a shelter. It breaks my heart to think of what would have happened to him without Best Friends.
I was driving to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT when I saw a puppy on the side of the rural highway pop her head out of the tall grass and hide again. I stopped and she came straight to me. She was a sweet, big pawed baby and dirty! She was all alone out there and I knew people had a tendency to dump their dogs there, so I took her with me. We weren't sure if Best Friends would have room for her, but they took her in right away. They searched for her family, but no one came forward. I visited a few weeks later to see how she was doing and saw this darling, happy, clean and spunky girl! She had already been adopted and was going to her new family that weekend! I've volunteered there many times since and am always so impressed with their dedication to the animals, the cleanliness of the facilities and the happiness of the animals. They work so hard to get the best outcome for the animals so they can live fulfilled and happy lives. I always have great interactions with the employees. They are so eager to teach and spread their passion for animals.