Take a homeless dog like this brown pittie mix on a sleepover.

Sanctuary sleepovers: Adventure awaits!

Planning a volunteer experience at the Sanctuary? Looking to explore the area while staying in pet-friendly lodging? Great! Consider giving an adoptable dog, cat or bunny some one-on-one time by hosting a sleepover at your pet-friendly accommodations (such as the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, or a Best Friends cottage or cabin).

Please note that sleepovers are available solely to those traveling without their personal pets.

What are the steps to take an animal for a sleepover?

  1. In order to host* an adoptable animal for a sleepover, one adult member of your party must have a current volunteer account. The volunteer account must be created prior to pickup. An account can be created on our volunteer site
  2. One member of your group must complete a volunteer shift with Dogtown, Cat World or Bunny House (consistent with the animal you would like to take on a sleepover). 
  3. Please ensure your accommodations are pet-friendly. All Best Friends accommodations allow animal sleepovers. This includes the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile and Best Friends cottages, cabins and RV spots.
    • Please note: guests staying at Best Friends accommodations do not have to complete a volunteer shift in order to host a sleepover animal. If you are staying at Best Friends accommodations but are not volunteering, you must:
      • Create an account (if you do not already have one)
      • Submit a sleepover interest form
      • Contact the animal care area of choice when you arrive in Kanab via phone at 435-644-2001, ext. 4362 Dogtown, ext. 4575 Cat World, or ext. 4249 Bunny House.
  4. Pick up your sleepover animal at 3:30 p.m and return the next day at 8:00 a.m.

Questions? Email volunteers@bestfriends.org or call 435-644-2001 ext. 4119

*Note that sleepovers are dependent on animal availability. In addition, there may be minimum ages for all group members, based on the animal you would like to take for a sleepover. 

Volunteer shifts must be scheduled as far in advance as possible. Each animal area has a maximum number of volunteers it can accommodate during each shift. To get started, please visit volunteers.bestfriends.org or contact the Sanctuary Volunteer Department at volunteers@bestfriends.org or 435-644-2001, ext. 4119.

We truly appreciate the wonderful work our volunteers do towards making a difference in the animals’ lives and would love to welcome you as a volunteer.