Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah



On any given day, there are about 1,700 dogs, cats and other animals living at the Best Friends sanctuary, in Kanab UTAH. This is the nation’s largest animal sanctuary. Everything from bunnies and parrots to horses and pigs!  They come for special care from shelters and rescue groups all across the country. Many of them just need a few weeks of special care before they’re ready to go to good new homes with loving families.

(The city of Kanab, county seat of Kane County, is often called “Little Hollywood” because of its film-making history over the years.

This town of 4,300 sits at the hub of the southwest’s national parks and offers exciting vacation opportunities year round. Kanab is located seven miles north of the Arizona border on U.S. Alternate 89, and is centrally located between Las Vegas, NV, Phoenix, AZ, Albuquerque, NM, Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT.)




The animals come to the sanctuary from far and wide. “But once they’re here, we make sure that nothing bad will ever happen to them again.

But there are also those who are the outcasts of society – unwanted, lame, too traumatized by past abuse, or too old, handicapped, or ill. For these lovable, innocent creatures, Best Friends is a unique home and haven. There’s just nothing else like it anywhere. “

PLAN A VISIT, TAKE A TOUR and/or VOLUNTEER!


It’s easy to become a volunteer and takes only a few minutes to sign up. You can volunteer at our beautiful sanctuary in Kanab, Utah; in your community, or right from your own home.


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