A unique destination vacation
To keep our staff, guests and the animals safe, we’re reopening to the nearby public on June 25, 2020. This means that residents of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico or Wyoming who drive to the Sanctuary are welcome to book lodging, reserve a tour or sign up for a volunteer shift. We look forward to inviting guests from all locations soon and thank you for your understanding.
This is no ordinary experience. This is no roadside diversion. This is Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, a lifesaving haven for hundreds of adoptable animals, nestled in between the sprawling red rocks of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. Lengthen your leash and experience for yourself the nature and nurture of the largest sanctuary of its kind in America.
What can you expect when you visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary?
Anyone who visits the Sanctuary will tell you: There’s just something special about this place. On any given day, about 1,600 animals call Best Friends Animal Sanctuary a home-between-homes. Dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, horses, pigs and other barnyard animals come here from all over the country, each and every one seeking a safe haven where they can find refuge, love and acceptance.
Every inch of the Sanctuary — from the majestic red rocks to the spacious animal communities — is filled with hope and kindness shown by caregivers, thousands of volunteers and so many compassionate people like you.
There truly is no place else on earth like Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. If you haven’t already, we hope you’ll come experience the magic for yourself.
Best Friends: A dream vacation for animal lovers
In her groundbreaking series World 3.0, Yahoo's global news anchor Katie Couric takes you on a virtual tour of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in southern Utah and shows why it's a top vacation destination for animal lovers.
Watch the video below and see why everyone is talking about Best Friends as the premiere volunteer vacation.