Best Friends Animal SocietyCurrently Closed
- Address: 2005 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA, Kanab, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8015742454
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Family And Kids
Best Friends Animal Society is a 3,700 acre no-kill shelter home to more than 1600 animals. This place is a living testimony of the innate compassion and kindness of mankind. Dogs, cats, birds, pigs and goats - everyone has found a loving home here. With a large staff, these animals are well looked after, and even their emotional needs are satisfied. Once you reach this place, you’ll be given a tour, followed by a vegetarian lunch only for 5$! The staff members are caring and supportive. If you’re an animal lover, you have to visit this place. The organization has rehabilitated many injured and traumatized animals, and has also helped them find a new home.
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We make it a tradition every year to spend a day volunteering here. You'll find it so easy and rewarding, whether you are walking dogs, playing with cats, or whatever they assign you, the process is so streamlined you have nothing to worry about and they have something anyone can do to help out. Also check out the $5 vegan buffet for lunch!! It's really the best food!
Absolutely worth a visit for any animal lover!! The visitor center in town is great, but the free tour of the facility where they house the pets is outstanding!! We went on the two hour tour and had an excellent driver who was passionate about helping animals and what the Society does. All the animals look well taken care of and it even seems like an animal paradise! All the animals we got to see and pet looked happy and relaxed being there. A wonderful mission and amazing organization!!
This is the 4th visit to the sanctuary. I love every minute of my time here. The folks from the welcome center to the animal areas are warm and welcoming. They know all of the animals in their care. Having the opportunity to interact and help out is so rewarding. As soon as you enter the canyon where Best Friends is located, a feeling of peace overcomes you. It is truly a magical and spiritual place.
We looked into Best Friends when we were looking for a new dog to adopt. It seemed like an amazing place with a wonderful mission. So we filled out the application found on their website. The next day we received an email saying that they had rejected our application because they require adopted dogs to be inside dogs. There was nowhere in the application or on the website that says this is a requirement. We have a fenced in back yard with trees, dirt, plenty of room to run and play but they won’t let us adopt a dog because they require it to be cooped up inside instead. We also were looking at a Labrador retriever puppy not a senior or small dog that wouldn’t enjoy an active outside lifestyle. It seems crazy in a world where animals of all kinds get killed, abandoned, and tortured that a young, loving couple isn’t allowed to adopt a dog because they want it to enjoy the freedom of the outdoors more than be cooped up inside. Don’t be fooled by the mountain of positive reviews from people who took tours. I’m just glad we didn’t try to adopt a horse because I know for sure we don’t have the room inside for one of those. I guess if I ever want to start an indoor dogfighting club this will be the place to adopt since they’ll be safely indoors and not in the evil outdoors.
The mission of this place is amazing. They truly seem to care about these animals and try to make a difference in there lives. We did the free, two hour tour on our way out of town (can’t beat that price). The staff was very kind. The only issue I had was how there is no option to “self tour.” We would have loved to explore a bit and see some of the animals. I understand that it would be difficult logistically but I still feel like some freedom beyond the gift shop would be nice.