When a forgotten animal finds a forever home, there is a spirit of gratitude and love they express that not only impacts their new family, but everyone they meet. It's a life-changing experience for both the animal and his owner. But as we all know, too many animals are still neglected, abandoned, and unloved. Yet, for the lucky few who find their way to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, the world becomes infinitely better in an instant. Home to nearly 1,700 homeless animals, Best Friends is the kind of place you'd only dream about - dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses, goats, pigs, and even some wild friends have room to roam and knowledgeable caregivers who give the love, affection, and attention they so desperately need until they find their forever homes. Nearly all of the animals are up for adoption! The sanctuary also provides the extensive medical care, training, and rehabilitation that sick or special needs animals require.
Located in Kanab, Utah, the sanctuary sits amid an inspired setting of rolling pastures, sunny skies, and staggering million-year-old sandstone rock cliffs. It's a space a human would be lucky to live in, and a therapeutic experience to visit. Anyone can visit, tour, and volunteer—and come away forever touched to the very core. Learn more about this magical place by clicking the gallery.