About Angels Rest at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

More than a final resting place for Sanctuary animals and cherished companions of Best Friends members and staff, Angels Rest and Angels Overlook are celebrations of the everlasting bond that we share with animals.

"I have visited Angels Rest and know in my heart that it is a special place, where love between all souls is heard and felt."
– Rowana, Best Friends member

Located at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, Angels Rest is one of the most peaceful and serene places for anyone to experience. Surrounded by the beauty of Angel Canyon, the musical sounds of wind chimes ring with the slightest breeze. Each marker is evidence of the love we hold for our dogs, cats and other pets. A visit to Angels Rest stirs emotions and kindles memories of our past.

Visiting Angels Rest

When visiting the Sanctuary, you are welcome to take a self-guided tour of Angels Rest. Explore the peace and serenity of this special place on your own schedule. To take a self-guided tour, please check in at the Best Friends Welcome Center during normal business hours. We will provide you with directions and resources for your visit.

Monthly animal blessings

A monthly blessing is held at Angels Rest to honor Sanctuary animals who have passed since the last ceremony. It's a special time for caregivers, staff, visitors and volunteers to come together in remembrance. Attendees are invited to participate in the reading of names and share their own stories during the service.

If you're visiting the Sanctuary, keep in mind that our blessing usually takes place the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information as you plan your visit, please call the welcome center.

About the chimes

Angels Rest is a place of profound beauty and sacredness. Even on still days, you can hear the sound of its many wind chimes, representing those who have so deeply touched our lives.

To place wind chimes at Angels Rest in honor of a person or pet or to have wind chimes shipped to your home, visit our memorials page.

Placing a pet at Angels Rest

We are honored to assist you in making arrangements for the placement of your pet at Angels Rest. This link has more information to determine what type of service is best for you. Visit our memorials page for more information on markers and other opportunities.

If you have any questions or require any assistance please call Gloria McBeth at 435-644-2001 ext. 4867.

Remembering a pet

You can explore ways to remember your pet or a pet lover in your life, explore our memorial giving options (including memorial gifts, wind chimes) and more.