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About Adopting Dogs and Puppies.

Adoption fees are $80 for dogs & $100 for puppies. An additional $40 vet visit deposit is required for all dogs and cats and is fully reimbursable upon documentation of a vet visit within 3 weeks  We have special reduced fee programs for seniors, long-stays, special needs and more! All our adoptable dogs are neutered or spayed, have an i.d. chip, have received medical exams and immediate health care, core immunizations and anti-parasitic medication. We spend an average of $450 on each pet so adoption fees don’t cover care costs but rather function as a screen to assure that adopters can afford to responsibly care for their new pet.

All pets are adopted on a 7 trial basis and may be returned for a refund if it is not a good match for your home. Adoption counseling and administrative approval  is required on all adoptions and we may require landlord approval, veterinarian check, employment check, dog introductions, (if you already have a dog) or a meeting with our Canine Behaviorist. 

Your adoption packet includes your new pet’s medical history, a free introductory month of pet health insurance (for cats and dogs only), dog or cat food from Science Diet and a coupon for Science Diet Pet Food, Pet Treats, informational handouts tailored to your needs, and many coupons for local pet services. We are grateful to these businesses who make it possible to offer so many free or discounted services to adopters.


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If you rent and your landlord doesn’t allow pets, click here and here to find local pet friendly housing.

We seek to make ideal, life-long matches, and work diligently to match the perfect pet for your family and lifestyle.

Meet adoptable pets Wednesday – Sunday between noon and 5 p.m. at 3 Business Park Road, East of Livingston, Mt.

Adoption Forms

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To save time, you may complete your application before visiting the shelter.  We do not adopt out animals to anyone who has not come to the shelter to meet Email completed form to: or fax to: 406-222-8752. Or visit us Wednesday – Sunday, 12 Noon to 5 PM.

WE DO NOT HOLD ANIMALS.  Adoptions are NOT on a “first come first serve basis”,  we place the animals in the home we feel is in the best interest of the animal based on our professional evaluation.