Obedience Classes Offered!

Tony ClassStafford Animal Shelter in Livingston Montana is now offering basic dog obedience class instructed by Tony Marcuzzo, our staff Canine Behavior Consultant and Evaluator. Most of you who have adopted a dog from the shelter have probably had the pleasure of meeting Tony or have seen him at outreach events or at “Downtown Dogs” with adoptable pets. He conducts behavior assessments on all of our dogs to determine their level of safety before adopting them into the community. He also offers continued post adoption behavior support for all of our alumni. He comes to the shelter with 7 years experience training and handling animals in kennel and shelter environment as the behavior assistant for 5 years at Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter in Bozeman, MT where he honed his training and evaluating skills. He also has guided sled dog rides for two winters where he was responsible for up to 18 dogs and 5 guests at a time in remote locations.  Not only is Tony experienced with canines,  he is the resident volunteer caretaker of horses and goats at M.A.E.R.A. Ranch (Montana Awareness, Education and Equine Rehabilitation Association) in Paradise Valley.   Tony is an excellent resource for the shelter & the community and we’re happy to have him teach the course!

To enroll,  please download the registration form here, complete and email back to k9@staffordanimalshelter.org, fax to (406) 222-8752 or drop off at the shelter during business hours.Enrollment for our classes are open to the public. Class size is limited in order to give individualized attention to you and your dog (so sign up soon).

The first course begins on Thursday June 15th.  This course is 4 weeks long, 1 hour each. Cost for the entire course is $40 for Stafford alumni, $60 for altered dogs and $80 for unaltered dogs. Proof of vaccinations is required (rabies, kennel cough, and parvo/distemper vaccinations) and (human) participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Tony will contact you to approved your dog.  Once approved,  you can pay in person at the shelter,  via credit card over the phone or online by clicking “donate” button here.  You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online,  click the “donate” button and be sure to leave a note at check out that you’re paying for classes.  $40 for alumni, $60 for altered dogs, $80 for unaltered.  Please wait to be approved to pay for your spot in dog training class.  All classes must be paid for before the night of class.

If this session doesn’t fit into your schedule,  be sure to sign up for our next session.  Feel free to email Tony at k9@staffordanimalshelter.org or call (406) 222-2111 with any questions.  All proceeds from classes benefit the shelter, thank you for your support!

Tee Up for Tails! – Golf Fundraiser at Overland

We are excited to announce that Overland Golf Course is hosting us at their “TGIF Friday Night Golf Tournament” on June 16th, 2017 and donating 100% of the proceeds to the shelter!   The event will start at 5:30pm at their beautiful 9 hole course in Big Timber overlooking the scenic Crazy Mountains.  The entry fee of $30.00 per person will include a casual dinner in their clubhouse afterwards while mingling with other shelter supporters.  We will have door prizes, raffles and fun contests like, Longest Drive,  Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt and more!   Golf Carts and beer will be available at an additional charge. To reserve a spot in our tournament,  please contact Erik Sveum at Overland directly at 406-932-4297.  We are also looking for businesses who would be interested in being hole sponsors, if interested please contact our Development Director at pr@staffordanimalshelter.org  Don’t get caught in the “ruff” and miss your opportunity to join us for fun and fundraising,   RSVP by June 12th!

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SOLD OUT!! Luxury Raffle Tickets

SOLD OUT!  AS OF 5-18-2017!!  What’s better than winning a fabulous prize?  Winning a fabulous prize AND helping homeless pets! Win, win!

Our popular luxury raffle is back for Fur Ball 2017.   It’s a great way to support the shelter even if you can’t make the Fur Ball event or live out of town. (Choose one of our fabulous trips for a good reason to visit Montana…)

How it works?

  • We only sell 100 tickets for $50 each.   That’s a 1 in 100 chance of winning.
  • We draw the winner the evening of Fur Ball right before the auction 5/19/17.
  • Winner gets to choose ANY one of our Live Auction items and it is removed from the auction block.
  • Winner does NOT need to be present to win. (shipping will be arranged at winner’s expense if necessary. Items can be stored at shelter until winner can arrange to pick them up.)

How to buy?

  • Stop in the shelter Wednesday – Sunday from Noon-5:00 and purchase at the desk.
  • Call and purchase over the phone 406-222-2111.
  • Purchase your tickets online by using our “donate” button. When checking out, please be sure to include a note that says “luxury raffle” and indicate which item you’ll be choosing if you win.
  • All prizes must be selected at the time of purchasing (online, in person or by phone).  Due to the nature of the raffle, if an auction item is not selected by the winner ahead of time, SAS management will select the prize on behalf of the winner.

Interested in bidding?

  • We are taking absentee bids this year on Live Auction items.  We will accept maximum bids up to 5:00pm MST on Thursday, May 18.  Please call 406-222-1313 for details.

5-9-17 Raffle Ad

 

 

Fur Ball 2017 “We Love Them All”!

UPDATE – SOLD OUT FOR 2017

Chico Hot Springs Resort presents Stafford Animal Shelter’s Fur Ball 2017,
“We Love Them All” celebrating the fun, furry fact that we are the only shelter in South Western Montana that takes in ALL domestic pets, not just cats & dogs.  It’s going to be a great fundraiser full of gourmet food, wine and fabulous auction items!

The event sells out very quickly and presale tickets have already been offered to our business partners and VIP donors, so purchase your seats quickly to ensure you will be at the Fur Ball!

Click here to buy tickets online. (SOLD OUT FOR 2017) $100 per ticket or $700 for a table of 8. Be sure to put “Fur Ball” in the notes on your donation at checkout, we will email you to confirm that there are tickets still available.  Tickets are on a first come / first serve basis and will not be held without payment.  You may also purchase the tickets in person at the shelter or call during business hours, Wed-Sun Noon-5:00pm.

Check back in the coming weeks to hear more details on our Luxury Raffle and other exciting details!

Please contact Development Director, Alicia Davis at pr@staffordanimalshelter.org with any questions regarding the event or if you are interested in donating auction items.

Fur Ball Invite

Josie

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Josie came home with me in May- She has been the best pup EVER!

Thank you all for the work you do.

Submitted by: Spring

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