The Best Friends Visitor Center

The Best Friends Visitor Center, located in the heart of Kanab, is an interactive educational center for tourists to learn more about Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, our national programs and, of course, the animals. Folks will have the opportunity to sign up for Sanctuary tours, get information on volunteering, grab a tasty drink, and even meet a few adorable, adoptable pets! Be sure to check out our upcoming events listed below, like Bunny Yoga and Paint Your Pet's Portrait! 

235 South 100 East in Kanab, Utah
Across from Glazier’s Market
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Summer hours (March - October): Sunday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Thursday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Winter hours (November - February): Closed Sundays/Mondays. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 


Thursday, June 22nd, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Ask-A-Trainer

Need dog training advice? This free event is for you! The Behavior Consultants at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Dogtown use the most current scientific evidence supported relationship based training practices to help dogs get adopted. They are now bringing all that knowledge to you and your animals! Join us at the Best Friends Visitor Center and get all your dog behavior and training related questions answered. We'll also be giving out free dog treats and there will be a dog toy making station for the kids! We do ask that you leave your canine companions at home for this event. 

The Visitor Center and Dogtown trainers will continue to offer dog training talks and demonstrations on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Stay tuned to learn what topics will be covered in future classes!

Tuesday, July 4th, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Freedom Adoption Event

Celebrate this Independence Day by 'freeing' a shelter pet! Visit with adoptable dogs, cats and even bunnies during our Freedom Adoption Event. 

Every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Kittens & Coffee

Join us for free coffee and free snuggles from adorable, adoptable kittens. Come for the buzz, stay for the fuzz! 

First Saturday of every month, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Bunny Yoga

Need a bunny fix? Best Friends Visitor Center in town invites you to a gentle yoga class and opportunity to meet a few adorable, adoptable Sanctuary bunnies. Just watch where you step! Mats will be provided if needed. Suggested donation of $10 will be gifted to Best Friends. Best Friends' members and staff receive free entry. All ages are welcome! To reserve a spot, click here and use the calendar to select the appropriate date. 

Trouble booking? No problem! Just give us a call at 435-644-8584 or email for assistance. 

Every Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Paint Your Pet's Portrait! 

Searching for an indoor activity to do? Or maybe you're looking for something new to do for date night or family night? For just $20 per person, you're provided with an 11x14 canvas, paints, brushes, and artist instruction. And no prior painting experience is needed! Just email to sign up.

Don't have a pet? No problem! Thumb through one of the many Best Friends' magazines to find an animal of your liking or email a web image to and we'll print it out for you.

Third Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Purrs & Poses (Yoga with Adoptable Cats)

Join us for a gentle yoga class and an opportunity to meet adoptable cats! Mats will be provided. Suggested donation of $10 will be gifted to the animals. Best Friends members and staff receive free entry. All ages are welcome! To reserve a spot, click here and use the calendar to select an appropriate date. 

Trouble booking? No problem! Just give us a call at 435-644-8584 or email for assistance.