About Angels Rest and Angels Overlook at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Angels Rest and Angels Overlook are much more than the final resting places for Sanctuary animals and cherished companions of Best Friends members and staff. They celebrate the everlasting bond that all of us share with animals.

Angels Rest is one of the most peaceful and serene places that anyone can experience. Surrounded by the beauty of Angel Canyon, the musical sounds of wind chimes ring with the slightest breeze. Each memorial marker pays tribute to the love we hold for our dogs, cats and other pets. A visit to Angels Rest stirs emotions and kindles memories.

Angels Overlook, a special place for Sanctuary animals and beloved pets of Best Friends staff, is just up the hill from Angels Rest and is just as peaceful, but with more of an alcove feel.

Visiting Angels Rest and Angels Overlook

You are welcome to explore the peace and serenity of these special places while visiting the Sanctuary You can walk the grounds of both Angels Rest and Angels Overlook, or you can sign up for an Angels Rest guided tour, offered on Thursday mornings.

Monthly animal blessings

A monthly blessing is held at Angels Rest to honor Sanctuary animals who have recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge. 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 the animals’ names and share  memories.

If you're visiting the Sanctuary, you are welcome to attend the blessing, which usually takes place the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call the Best Friends Welcome Center at 435-644-2001 during our normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mountain time.

Attend our animal blessings virtually via the Best Friends Facebook page at 5:30 p.m. MT the last Thursday of each month.

Placing a pet at Angels Rest

If you have lost a beloved pet, we are honored to assist you in making arrangements for the placement of your pet at Angels Rest or Angels Overlook. Visit our memorials page for more information on markers and other special ways to remember a beloved pet.

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

Wind chimes and other symbolic memorials

Angels Rest is a place of profound beauty and serenity. Even on still days, you can hear the sound of the many wind chimes representing those who have so deeply touched our lives. To place wind chimes at Angels Rest in honor of a pet or person, or to have wind chimes shipped to your home, visit our memorials page.

You can also explore other memorial options to remember your pet or an animal loving person in your life, including memorial gifts, dedication plaques, memorial cards and more.