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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in Kanab
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 4 million. That means there are still over 9,000 dogs and cats killed in shelters each day. And we will not be done until that number is zero. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All(R).
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful graveyard for pets with wind chimes. Facilities for all kinds of pets. Very large property with nice facilities for dogs, puppies, cats, horses. You name it. Great organization to help pets in need.
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I've been travelling here from MN five times in the past 10 years. It is pure joy. If you're an animal lover you will be thrilled. You can volunteer to help with all sorts of pets. Staying on site in their cottages is wonderful and convenient. The place has gotten very popular over the years so you must register to volunteer and reserve the cottages many months in advance. The employees love their jobs and make the volunteers feel very welcome. It's an amazing place that can't be explained. You have to experience it in person.

Thank gussman2
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BFAS, Social Media Community Manager at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed each of your trips to see us! You make a very good point — some of the volunteer areas do fill up quite a bit in advance, so we always recommend folks securing their spots as soon as possible... particularly in the summer months!

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind thoughts with us, we look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,
Emily Tolliver
Social Media Community Manager

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

A truly wonderful sanctuary caring for all those animals. Dedicated staff and volunteers. Well worth the tour. The canyon is beautiful and the pet cemetery is beautiful, all the wind chimes tingling in the breeze, peaceful setting.

Thank Scottishbear
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BFAS, Social Media Community Manager at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip to see us! Angels Rest is truly a special place, and we were glad you were able to experience the peace and magic of the canyons. We hope you will come see us again!

Sincerely,
Emily Tolliver
Social Media Community Manager

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We volunteered here for a few days, and cannot say enough about how incredible this place is, staffed by wonderful, caring people who truly want to attain no-kill status in the USA. There is a wide variety of animals - but this is not a zoo, you can't just drive up to an animal area and "visit" without volunteering. This makes it a much less stressful home for the animals, and makes the volunteer experience even more special.
If you do volunteer, make sure you have lunch at the cafe (vegetarian/vegan) - it's the best $5 lunch you'll get!
If you can't volunteer, sign up for a tour or three. The Grand Tour takes you all over the sanctuary, and gives you excellent background information about the mission of the sanctuary, the canyon, and the southern Utah area that is so beautiful.

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BFAS, Social Media Community Manager at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words and for sharing an insider's view of what it's like to visit the Sanctuary! You are right — the health and happiness of the animals in our care is our #1 priority, so it is true that the best way to get hands-on time with the animals is through volunteering. We are so happy to hear that your volunteering experience was so special! Please come see us again very soon!

Sincerely,
Emily Tolliver
Social Media Community Manager

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I love this place. They treat animals like family and do everything they can to find them forever homes. I wish we had one in Pensacola FL

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