We're OPEN: Book your dream vacation to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah

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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located in beautiful Angel Canyon just five miles north of Kanab, Utah, is a place like no other. When you arrive in the canyon, you immediately feel the peace and tranquility of a place where ancient peoples, who considered the land sacred, gathered in centuries past. Today, many animals call this red rock canyon their home-between homes. They are loved and receive healing here, often after enduring difficult journeys.

We invite you to visit and experience the magic of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary for yourself.

Plan your Sanctuary trip in advance

Because thousands of volunteers and visitors come to the Sanctuary each year, planning ahead is important. Due to high demand, some activities should be reserved months in advance. We recommend booking your activities before booking your travel. There are also lots of opportunities to explore the Sanctuary on your own and plenty to do in and around Kanab, including fine dining and stunning national parks.

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile

While you're visiting the Sanctuary, experience the warmth of Best Friends hospitality at the Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile, our very own pet-centric hotel and your in-town connection to the Sanctuary. The Roadhouse offers you and your pet a home-away-from-home.

At the Roadhouse each morning you’ll be able to enjoy a complimentary vegan continental breakfast, and you can also take advantage of an on-site pet grooming facility, a complimentary guest laundry and a dog park with a seasonal splash pad. And if you are a Best Friends member, take advantage of our reduced rates for members.

We're open!  And with every detail designed with you and your pets in mind, the Roadhouse is an animal lover’s dream come true.

Book your Roadhouse lodging

Meeting adoptable pets

If you’re considering adopting a new best friend during your visit, you’ll need to make an appointment with our adoption team in advance. After finding a pet you’re interested in, you can start the process online by clicking "adopt” on that animal’s profile and filling out an adoption form. An adoption specialist will be in touch. If you have questions, please email adoptions@bestfriends.org.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, Utah 84741-5000
Best Friends Welcome Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain time, every day except Christmas