Disclosure: I was provided with travel in exchange for my post.Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Among some of the most stunning views in America, there is some very important work happening. Thirty years ago, a group of best friends got together and purchased a large chunk of land where they could make an impact on saving animals. Surrounded by stunning views, they began their mission of saving them all.
cuddle with the cats, walk the dogs, pet the horses, rub a potbellied pig's belly, chat with the birds, and much more. The animals are adoptable and Best Friends hopes to find permanent, loving homes for them. In the meantime, they've created a fabulous environment in which the animals can thrive, grow, and learn.
dogs, cats, horses, goats, rabbits, or birds, or you can set up a schedule to work with a variety of animals over a few days. Volunteers watch videos and work with staff to ensure safety for both people and animals. A color-coded collar system is used to indicate which animals are ready for full interaction with adults and children.
volunteers to take a dog or cat on an overnight visit. While I was there, I walked one of their senior dogs, Lester, through the beautiful Sanctuary. He was eager to walk and we both enjoyed it. I also sat in several of the dog runs just to scratch ears and rub bellies of some of the older dogs. It was heartbreaking to say goodbye.
puppies. Some of them could even skateboard! The staff works with the puppies to train them and socialize them. Every pet is neutered/spayed, given their shots, and microchipped.
Best Friends Animal Society reaches across the nation to help create "no kill" shelters in every city of America. By helping existing shelters make changes and by starting new safe shelters, Best Friends is getting closer every year to saving them all. Together, they've decreased the number of euthanized animals from 17 million each year to 4 million. That's still too many animals that lose their lives!
events that help to raise money for Best Friends. You can get involved right in your own town.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. It is a beautiful place with many trails to explore. During one of our hikes among the gorgeous sandstone mountains, we found home-sites from the 1400s, old wall paintings, arrowheads, underground rivers, wild deer and wild turkeys. Watching the sun come up over towering hills is simply breathtaking! It will change your life and you can help change the lives of the animals. You can stay on-site or in one of the many hotels in the area. It's truly a wonderful experience!