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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

#1 of 45 things to do in Kanab Features Animals
5001 Angel Canyon Rd, Kanab, UT 84741-5000
+1 435-644-2001
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First impression - great impression

Just did stop by there to have a look , having it in the past never made in time for them being... read more

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Reiner B
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Omg what a place

This is first time visiting this place. My love of animals drew me here. I read about this place... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Becky V
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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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5001 Angel Canyon Rd, Kanab, UT 84741-5000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just did stop by there to have a look , having it in the past never made in time for them being open. This place is much bigger then what I expected to find , with a really nice , welcoming and with great people...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is first time visiting this place. My love of animals drew me here. I read about this place about 10 yrs ago. I volunteered several days. I tip my hat to everyone who works there. I worked 2 days in cats area with Kathy...More

Thank Becky V
BFAS, Social Media Community Manager at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Becky! Wow! Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful experience in Cat World, Horse Haven and Bunny House! Thank you for volunteering and for your hard work and service to the animals. We appreciate your...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Volunteering here was a great experience for family group of 8. These people are really dedicated and devoted to their animal guests. They know every one by name and are thoroughly knowledgeable about each animal's personality and individual needs. We did the Parrots, Dog World...More

Thank dudley010
BFAS, Social Media Community Manager at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Dudley! Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that your family had such a wonderful experience! Thank you for volunteering — we are glad that you got to have some hands-on time with the animals in our care. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited Best Friends this week for the first time, and actually adopted Gwen, a 3 yr old pup. The place is amazing, beautiful scenery, incredible facilities and staff. Jessica, my adoption counselor was great, along with all the caretakers of the pups. A visit...More

Thank Michael H
BFAS, Social Media Community Manager at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Michael! Thank you for your kind words and review. We are delighted to hear that you were so impressed by the facilities, and we are so happy to hear that Gwen has found such a wonderful forever family. Thank you for everything you are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Best Friends as part of a 5-day animal lovers tour that included national parks and I was amazed by the sanctuary. I volunteered at Cat World and also went on a tour of the entire facility. I was so impressed with the compassion...More

Thank Peggy K
BFAS, Social Media Community Manager at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peggy! Thank you for your incredibly sweet words and your amazing support of our work and mission! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that you got to spend some time in Cat World. We hope that you will return...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Friends does amazing work and offers opportunities to volunteer or take one of several free tours. If you are on vacation and missing your pets, it is a must stop just north of Kanab.

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the stop. If you love animals this is a place that will make you cry with joy. Take the time to go on a free tour or even volunteer with your best pet.

Thank Donovan2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

People may think that working with homeless animals is too sad and heart wrenching, so they couldn’t do it. However, at Best Friends, you will feel joy because the animals here receive such excellent care, and it is so well run, with the welfare of...More

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BFAS, Social Media Community Manager at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review! We greatly appreciate your support. We are happy to hear that you had such a positive experience on your trip! Hopefully you will be able to come again soon for that sleepover! Sincerely, Emily Tolliver Social Media Community Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We volunteered in the parrot garden as prt of a family vacation that included Zion and Las Vegas. Our 13 year-old told us this was his favorite part of our entire vacation. During our 3 hour volunteer stint, we cleaned and set out water bowls,...More

Thank john s
BFAS, Social Media Community Manager at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John! We are delighted to hear that you and your kids had such a great experience at the Sanctuary and volunteering in Parrot Garden! We hope you will be able to make a return trip soon to perhaps volunteer in some of the other...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect place! A special, one of a kind experience! Our fourth trip, and the best yet! 1600 animals at the sanctuary , and now many facilities throughout the US... no kill by 2025!!!! Help the cause! Adopt don't buy!

Thank mstrucks1
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judy1072016
I'm beginning a quick road trip starting this Monday, May 8th. Don't know yet what day or time we will be there but am hoping to tour the Sanctuary. What is the schedule for the tours and do you think it will be possible to join one without having a reservation? I do so want to see this place!
May 5, 2017|
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Response from BFAS | Property representative |
Hi Judy, Thanks so much for your interest in touring Best Friends! We offer tours at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. seven days a week. You do not have to make a reservation in advance, though we do encourage making... More
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ela829
Is it possible to walk / hike the property on your own and see how the animals live? We have signed up for both tour and volunteer time but trying to plan our 'downtime' and wondering if we are free to roam or will need to schedule some things outside of the sanctuary?
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Kj P | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there are areas open to hiking. As far as visiting where the animals live, there are controls on who can enter and when - as there should be. The folks at the visitors center are very helpful and i am sure... More
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Kcarpeneti1946
I want to take a spring or summer trip to the sanctuary and take my daughter and granddaughter. We would like to volunteer for a couple days or weeks. How do I get some information on how to plan this trip?
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Todd G | Reviewed this property |
Contact them directly. In their tour they stated you could come for one day or multiple days. This place is fantastic.
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