FAQs

We are located at 5930 Hwy 93 South, 3/4 of a mile past Blue Mountain Road.

We are open Wednesday through Friday from 1-6 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 pm. We are closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.

To provide a safe, compassionate shelter for pets in need, place these animals into loving, lifelong homes and advocate for the welfare of all companion pets.

We guarantee the placement of all adoptable animals and have no time limits. Our adoption rate has been 98% or higher since 2010. Animals spend anywhere from a few days to a few months here before they are adopted. We also have a great foster program, dog training, and an enrichment-based volunteer program for pets needing more help to find their new home.

We provide a companion animal adoption program and have staff knowledgeable about the care and behavior of cats, dogs and small animals commonly kept as pets. We offer a referral list for those species that we are not equipped to house.

The care provided to each pet during their stay costs about $270. We ask for a monetary contribution to surrender an owned animal, and while there is no cost to bring in a stray, we do accept donations.

We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization funded by restricted grants and donations.

Adoptions include basic vaccinations, a microchip, spay/neuter surgery, collar and tag, leash (dog), carrier (cat), a free post-adoption check-up (thanks to area veterinarians) and information on how to help your new pet adjust to a new household.

Cat: $50
Kitten: $125
Dog: $100
Puppy: $200
Ambassador Pets: $250

The Humane Society of Western Montana is an independent, non-profit organization. We are governed by our members and Board of Directors. Missoula County Animal Control is supported by tax dollars and government funds. They are responsible for picking up stray dog and cats, for following up on animal related complaints and abuse cases in Missoula County, and for conducting the pet census. They also can take in any stray, some owned and abandoned animals as long as they are from Missoula County.

We offer, lost/found services, microchipping, low-cost spay/neuters (as grants allow), a pet food bank, dog training classes, a behavior helpline, low-income spay and neuter clinics, private cremations, humane education presentations, tours and much more.

We ask that you spend time with the pet to make sure that its personality matches what you are looking for. We also ask that resident dogs meet the potential new family member. The time involved varies from family to family. The adoption itself usually takes about 45 minutes.

Yes, volunteers are an integral part of our organization, and the success of our programs depends on the support and participation of those from the community. Please attend our next volunteer orientation to learn more!