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. 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!
All Hearts Rescue
Their mission is to save unwanted and abandoned animals and place them in loving homes. They are taken in from local and non-local shelters. Most of these animals would otherwise be euthanized. All Hearts Rescue works with shelters, Tribal Animal Control and anyone that needs to find an unwanted pet a home. All of All Hearts Rescue’s pets are up for adoption, and they are all up to date on vaccinations and spayed or neutered. And they are all in need of a loving home! Visit their Facebook page for more information.
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. Animeals has served over 2 million meals in the last seven years and saved the lives of countless animals. 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
This rescue operates under the guidance and umbrella of National Great Pyrenees Rescue, a 501C3 non-profit organization. They work to rescue Great Pyrenees dogs and re-home them in the best conditions possible. There is an adoption fee on the dogs that come through their organization, because though operated by volunteers there are expenses for the dogs – vet bills, transport is not always free, sometimes the organization provides feed for foster homes, even printer ink – but they keep everything to a minimum, including their adoption fees. Learn more about this organization and the dogs they care for by visiting their Facebook page.
Humane Society of Western Montana
Did you know the Humane Society of Western Montana has a 98% adoption rate? Last year, they saved 1374 companion pets, including aging dogs and cats and young, fragile puppies and kittens, and pets that came to them injured or ill, or in need of behavioral training. There are no time limits for any of their guests. They provide top-notch care and medical treatment for their shelter guests who need extra care to make them adoptable. Each pet can stay as long as it takes to find a home of their own, regardless of age, beauty, or infirmity. They will have animals available for adoption at Pet Fest. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.
Thanks to our sponsors for helping us put together Pet Fest!