Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
The nation's largest no-kill sanctuary is home to 1,600 adoptable cats, dogs, pigs, horses, parrots, bunnies, and more. Drop in for a free tour of the sanctuary, or sign up for a volunteer shift to spend time with the animals.
This is no shelter. This is no roadside diversion. This is Best Friends, the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Nestled in between the sprawling red rocks of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks, lengthen your leash and experience for yourself the nature and nurture of this lifesaving haven for hundreds of adoptable animals.
These two-hour tours begin at the Best Friends Welcome Center every day of the week. You’ll watch a brief video and then follow their van to visit the cats and dogs and see other Sanctuary sites. *Note, due to the Covid-19 pandemic visitors are currently not able to interact with the animals. Please register in advance online or by phone.
Currently, all tours are outside and take place weather permitting. Closed-toe shoes and masks are required. We also recommend that you bring water, bug spray, and a hat or sunscreen. All tours are limited to a total of six people. Durations and distances are approximate. Some tours are accessible by wheelchair.
Tours are available seven days a week.
Now that you are ready to plan your trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, it makes sense to stay at the sanctuary so you can make the most of your time with the animals. You'll have several lodging options including Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile, cottages, cabins or RV sites. Your own pets are also welcome guests here.
Located in the heart of Kanab, Utah, just five miles south of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is an in-town extension of the warmth and hospitality you’ve grown to expect from Best Friends. The Roadhouse features 40 rooms as well as a variety of dog- and cat-friendly amenities and services, such as built-in cubbies for snuggling, dog washing stations, and a fenced dog park area with a splash zone – all with no additional pet fees.
Nestled in the red cliffs of Angel Canyon, near the Welcome Center, with a view of the horse pastures.
$120-$140/night, March through November
$95/night, December through February
A smaller, cozier alternative to the cottages with easy access to walking trails.
$75-$95/night, March through November
$60/night, December through February
30/50-amp electricity, water, septic tank, 35-foot concrete platforms.
$30-$50/night, March 15 through October 31 (closed November 1 through March 15)
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