Adopt from Local Shelters and Rescues

Bring the whole family and find a new forever friend from the pets for adoption right at Pet Fest at the Missoula County Fairgrounds! Visit with pet rescue organizations and local shelters from all over Montana, Idaho and Washington. You’ll find a large selection of pets waiting for a new home. Many dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and more will be available on-site.

Not looking for a new pet? Support the fundraising efforts by donating to your favorite cause. You’ll also find education on behavior issues, choosing the right pet and more. Please visit the Shelter and Rescue area of Pet Fest to show your support of all these worthy causes!

Interested in participating Click HERE for an ONLINE registration for exhibitors, shelters and sponsors.

AniMeals is as a food bank for animals and a No-Kill Adoption Center. They supplement the food needs of the homeless animals in the care of shelters and rescue groups, pets of the homebound/disabled, caregivers of feral cat colonies and animals living on the streets.  Their territory covers all of  Montana–covering approximately 150,000 square miles. AniMeals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is supported entirely from the generous donations of animal lovers everywhere. A strong network of volunteers, doing everything from deliveries to daily chores and office work, is the backbone of the organization. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Bitter Root Humane Association
The Bitter Root Humane Association is a small, friendly, open admission shelter. They are a no time limit/no space limit shelter that finds homes for all adoptable animals. Enrichment programs provide all animals with mental and physical stimulation and training to prepare them for their “forever homes.” BRHA organized in an effort to prevent cruelty to animals, to promote animal population control, and to educate the public on the needs, care, and understanding of animals. They also attempt to return lost animals to their owners.They will have animals available for adoption at their Pet Fest booth. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Great Pyrenees Rescue Montana
Great Pyrenees Rescue Montana works at rescuing and rehabilitating Great Pyrenees and Pyrenees mix dogs. They get dogs for shelter and owner surrenders, place them with foster homes to be evaluated and rehabilitated if necessary. Then, they place them with appropriate adopters. Visit  their Facebook page for more information.

Humane Society of Western Montana
The Humane Society of Western Montana is a private non-profit organization offering companion animal adoptions and a variety of resources for pets and their people. In addition to adoptions, HSWM offers a free pet behavior helpline, low-income spay/neuter services, a pet food bank, low cost microchipping, lost and found services, , summer Critter Camp and an extensive behavior and training program for both shelter and community pets. They will have animals available for adoption at Pet Fest. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.

Missoula Animal Control
Missoula Animal Control promotes responsible pet ownership through education and enforcement and is responsible for sheltering stray animals and educating the public about proper animal care and pet ownership. They’ll have plenty of dogs and cats for adoption as well as information for licensing your pets. They are always on-hand to answer your question about owning pets in Missoula city and county. Visit  their Facebook page for more information.

Thompson River Animal Care Shelter
Thompson River Animal Care Shelter helps to provide shelter for homeless, abused, and neglected animals until they find their new home.  All animals adopted through TRACS will be healthy, vaccinated and spayed or neutered. New owners have to agree to license as required, treat the new pet humanely and continue to insure the pet is in a healthy and loving environment. Working with the community, TRACS has grown into a shelter that will not turn away any needful pet, and can assure a healthy and comfortable life for the pets in Northwestern Montana. TRACS will have animals available for adoption at Pet Fest. For more information about TRACS, Visit their Facebook page.