Archive for the ‘PetWork Montana’ Category

The mission of Small Paws® Rescue Inc., a charitable, Federal not-for-profit organization, is to rescue and supply non-aggressive Bichons, nationwide, with love, shelter, food, human companionship, and medical care, until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home, as the rescue’s resources allow.

Small Paws takes responsibility for each Bichon rescued and placed. should they ever need to return to Small Paws during their lifetime.

Small Paws Rescue Inc. is composed of approximately 6000 people in 26 countries, and over eight hundred volunteers across America. The volunteers are willing to foster, transport, or otherwise assist in this massive rescue effort. Small Paws is supported entirely by donations and fund raisers.


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Flathead County Animal Shelter (Kalispell, Montana) has dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens available for adoption.

All shelter animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption .

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At the Westie Rescue USA web site you can learn more about West Highland White Terriers, find your local Westie rescue contact, volunteer to help Westies, or report a Westie in need.

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Wheatens In Need is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned, abused, unwanted, or otherwise homeless Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. Each dog is carefully evaluated for temperament and personality for a minimum of two weeks, before being placed into a carefully screened home.

A large network of volunteer Wheaten Terrier lovers provides foster homes and transportation throughout the U.S. and Canada. Wheatens In Need has rehomed more than 500 Wheatens since 1998.

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Companion Golden Retriever Rescue (West Jordan, Utah 84084) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of homeless Golden Retrievers. The rescue works to place loving Golden Retrievers into permanent homes. These dogs come from a variety of backgrounds, and are carefully screened to check for health and temperament concerns. All dogs of all ages placed by CGRR are spayed or neutered, unless their health prevents such surgery. Pups too young for neutering are placed on a conditional contract requiring that they be altered when they reach the age of 6 months.

CGRR serves the Intermountain West, accepting and placing dogs in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada.

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The Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary (Ovando, Montana 59854) rescues and shelters disabled animals.

Every animal who arrives at the Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary gets another chance to have a safe and loving home. Sanctuary residents include blind dogs, blind horses, deaf dogs, blind cats, and animals with other neurological and orthopedic disabilities.

Although these animals may have disabilities, they do not consider themselves handicapped. They just want to get on with life and enjoy themselves. Thanks to the support of the sanctuary’s friends, that’s what they get to do.

The sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that is supported entirely by private contributions. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter (Bozeman, Montana 59718) is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter located in Bozeman and serving the Gallatin and Madison valleys.

Its primary service territory encompasses the area between West Yellowstone, Three Forks, and Livingston. Heart of the Valley also has contracts to serve as an impound facility for animal control officers for Gallatin County, the City of Bozeman, and the Town of West Yellowstone.

HOV handles more than 2,500 cats, dogs, and rabbits every year. The average daily census in the summer is about 300 animals (200 cats, 90 dogs, 10 rabbits). The average daily census in the winter is about 200 animals (130 cats, 65 dogs, 5 rabbits).

One of the unusual facts about HOV is that it is both an “open door” and “no kill” shelter. Most “no kill” shelters have no animal control impound contracts and are not “open door,” allowing them to turn away undesirable animals.

Being an “open door” shelter means that HOV accepts any lost, abandoned, or surrendered companion animals (cats, dogs and rabbits) from anywhere. The animals arrive at HOV for all sorts of reasons and in every imaginable condition. No matter the circumstance or condition, HOV accepts them.

Being a “no kill” shelter means that all incoming animals are given both a medical and behavioral evaluation. If they are deemed adoptable with reasonable medical and/or behavioral treatment, then they are held until they are adopted. If they are deemed unadoptable, then they are humanely euthanized. Animals are re-evaluated regularly to ensure that they remain adoptable and are maintaining a reasonable quality of life. Animals are never euthanized at HOV after an arbitrary number of days or for space.

“No kill” is a term that can be confusing because it suggests no animal is ever euthanized. However, it is a term widely used in the shelter industry and shelters that never euthanize are called animal sanctuaries. HOV is not a sanctuary.

As important as re-homing is, HOV also takes seriously its obligation to the community to ensure it does not send out animals that are sick or a danger to the community. Nobody wants to live near an aggressive dog that might bite a child or kill another dog or cat. HOV is committed to the concept that every animal that leaves HOV for a new home must be an ambassador, not a liability, for other homeless animals waiting in shelters to be adopted.

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United Yorkie Rescue is a national Yorkshire Terrier and Yorkie mix rescue organization. The rescue is 501(c)(3) approved, and listed on GuideStar.

United Yorkie Rescue has pledged to rescue all Yorkies and Yorkie mixes in need, regardless of size, age, or health condition. In addition, the rescue is devoted to providing love, nourishment, rehabilitation, socialization, and “pawesome” forever homes.

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Samoyed Rescue Alliance is an affiliation of local Samoyed rescue organizations from across the U.S.

The web site offers information on Samoyeds, adopting a Sam, available dogs, local rescue contacts, training and behavior, how to help rescue, responsible breeding, and more.

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief & Rescue is dedicated to purebred Chessies as well as mixes.

The rescue is a national organization broken down by region and state. Its web site includes information for individuals who are interested in getting involved in doing Chesapeake Bay Retriever relief and rescue.

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