If you’re looking for a handy list of the best dog rescues in Montana, we’ve featured 5 in this article for you. Read on to learn about them.
1. Rimrock Humane Society (Roundup)
Rimrock Humane Society was founded in Roundup, MT, in 2000. Initially, the organization’s founders wished to raise funds to build an animal shelter, and rescued animals were housed in foster care until the shelter could be built. However, the founders realized that foster care was a much better environment for rescued animals than a loud, stressful shelter, and they instead put their efforts into saving animals, supporting foster families, and rescuing as many pets as possible.
Rescued dogs and cats receive personalized care, space to rehabilitate, and a quieter, more relaxed environment than a traditional shelter can offer. As well as rescuing and fostering animals in need, the team at Rimrock Humane Society runs an affordable spay/neuter program, as well as a pet food pantry and hay bank to help owners who are experiencing financial difficulties feed their pets. All rescued animals also have access to professional trainers and veterinary care. If you’re interested in adopting from Rimrock Humane Society, you can view their available dogs here, or donate to Rimrock Humane Society here.
2. Tiny Tails K-9 Rescue (Manhattan)
Tiny Tails K-9 Rescue is another non-profit animal rescue organization without a physical location. Instead of being housed in a shelter, all rescued dogs are placed in the care of loving foster families across Manhattan, MT, and beyond, until their forever home can be found. Pets are rehabilitated and provided with all necessary medical care before being listed for adoption.
Tiny Tails K-9 Rescue relies entirely on volunteers to care for their rescued animals. Typically, the organization focuses on rescuing small breed dogs and puppies (sometimes they also have kittens and cats), and also offers low-cost spay/neuter services to prevent pet overpopulation. Adoptable dogs can be viewed here, or you can donate to Tiny Tails K-9 Rescue by clicking the yellow button on this page.
3. Paw to Peaks Rescue (Helena)
Paw to Peaks Rescue is a non-profit dog rescue organization that specifically focuses on the rescue of German Shorthair Pointers (GSPs) and other types of pointing dogs. These dogs are taken in from overcrowded shelters across Montana and other states, and sometimes also taken from owners who are no longer able to care for these dogs. All rescues are given a loving home and the care they need until they can be adopted into a permanent family.
Based in Helena, MT, Paw to Peaks Rescue ensures that all rescued dogs are given medical care, including all necessary vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery. They also undergo re-training while in foster care and learn basic obedience commands, fetch/retrieval training, leash training, crate training, and socialization with both dogs and people. If you’re interested in adopting, the available dogs can be viewed here. You can also learn more about donating to Paws to Peaks Rescue at the bottom of this page.
4. Paws of Perseverance (Kalispell)
Paws of Perseverance is a Kalispell, MT-based rescue organization that focuses on rescuing and re-homing “bully breed” dogs, including Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and more. In fact, they are the only non-profit bully breed rescue organization in Montana. These dogs often have a bad reputation due to their breed, but many can make great pets with the right training and socialization.
Most of the dogs at Paws of Perseverance are rescued from high-kill shelters, where they may be likely to undergo euthanasia simply because of their breed. Rescued dogs are placed in foster care with experienced owners where they can undergo rehabilitation, training, and receive any necessary medical care. If you would like to adopt or foster one of these sweeties, you can view the available dogs here. If you’re interested in donating, contact Paws of Perseverance directly here.
5. All Hearts Rescue (Polson)
All Hearts Rescue is a Polson, MT-based rescue organization where unwanted cats and dogs are taken from overcrowded shelters throughout Montana and beyond. Most of these animals would face euthanasia, but thanks to All Hearts Rescue they are given a second chance at life. Rescued dogs and cats are vaccinated and spayed/neutered before being listed for adoption.
All Hearts Rescue is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. They are just a small group, so they cannot rescue a large number of animals at any time. All rescued pets are in foster care until they can be adopted. If you’re interested in meeting one of their rescues, you can view the available dogs here. If you would like to donate to All Hearts Rescue, contact the organization to learn how you can help.
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