There is an animal sanctuary located in a small town in southern Utah called Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
It is located in the tiny town of Kanab at Angel Canyon and the Golden Circle of national parks.
The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is home to approximately 2,000 homeless cats, dogs and other animals. Not only is the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary a haven for homeless and abused animals it is also a travel opportunity unlike anything else.
You can plan a trip[travel tips] to the beautiful tri-state area of Utah, Arizona and Nevada. Fly into Las Vegas which is the largest and most metropolitan airport closest to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
Spend a night in Las Vegas and rent a car the next day. Head straight east to the Grand Canyon and spend a day at the Grand Canyon.
Now, head north to Angel Canyon where you can stay in one of the eight Angel Canyon Guest Cottages. Each cottage is complete with a kitchen, sitting room and bedroom and overlooks the horse pastures.
Contact the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ahead of time to make a reservation for a tour and call ahead of time to reserve one of the cottages. Spend a few days or even a week at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary volunteering your time to the two thousand animals.
Another approach to this whole trip would be to road trip in an RV from wherever you live. You can make a day trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon and back to Angel Canyon for another day trip.
The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary has RV Sites available with a beautiful view and 50 amp electricity. The only thing to keep in mind is the RV sites are not parking spots you can pull your RV through, so you will have to be aware that you would have to actually back your RV into.
The local city near The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, is a very popular city in the summer so if you would want to stay in the city of Kanab you would need to reserve rooms at your hotel far in advance.
You would also want to reserve your tours at The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary as well as your cottages here very far in advance as they book up quite a ways in the future as well.