Come Visit Us!

Tours It all begins when you arrive at the Welcome Center.

Driving through the lower canyon, the signs pointing the way, you'll immediately feel the peace and tranquility of a place where so many animals have been loved and healed from their hard journeys in life.

The Welcome Center is a comforting place in itself, complete with a lucky fish pond and frequently visited by hummingbirds.

Any day of the week, you can take a guided tour of the Sanctuary. There are a minimum of four tours per day. Tours are free, and start from the Welcome Center.

Be sure to call ahead to find out the times and reserve your space. Call (435) 644-2001 ext. 4537. Full tours with a video take approximately two hours and wind through the magnificent red rock landscape of Angel Canyon, with stops at Dogtown and Cat World. These tours start at 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Shorter tours are also available, as well as specialty tours and talks, such as walking tours to pigs and horses, Dogtown tours, and guided tours of Angels Rest and Angels Landing. Shorter and specialty tours do not require reservations ahead of time, so please stop in the Welcome Center to inquire about the dates and times of availability.

Separate daily tours are also offered at the Bunny House, Parrot Garden and Wild Friends, staff and weather permitting. Reservations are not necessary, but call (435) 644-2001 ext. 4537 for availability.

If a tour just isn't enough, and you have time to interact more closely with the Sanctuary animals, you may sign up to volunteer via our Volunteer Center.  Please go to https://volunteers.bestfriends.org/login to log in to your account. If you are a new Best Friends volunteer you can create a profile here as well. Once you have completed these steps you will be able to search for the opportunities for which you wish to volunteer.