John and Janis

John and Janis have been animal lovers their entire lives. From finding homes for abandoned animals to caring for all kinds of four-legged friends both small and large, their involvement in the welfare of homeless pets has been a lifelong endeavor. So when it came to deciding where they should leave their estate when they passed, it wasn’t long before they found Best Friends.

Upon visiting the Sanctuary in Kanab, they were impressed. “We were amazed by the facilities,” Janis says. “I would love to live there.” Even though emphysema prevents her from living with the animals she loves today, knowing that someone is watching out for the furrier kind warms her heart from afar. “It’s one of the things that keeps me going, knowing that Best Friends is caring for these animals,” she says.

John and Janis don’t think of themselves as having a large estate to leave behind. Janis even laughs at the word “estate,” commenting in her Southern drawl, “Every little drop in the bucket helps, and we wanted to make it count.” But to the animals, all gifts carry a wealth of love and kindness. For John and Janis, it gives them peace of mind knowing that what they leave behind will benefit the lives of homeless pets.

If you or someone you know has a passion for animals and would like to find out how to plan a gift to Best Friends, please contact us by email at or by phone at 435-644-2001, ext. 4503. Together, we can Save Them All.