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
The mission at All Hearts Rescue is to save unwanted and abandoned animals and place them in loving homes. All Hearts Rescue works with shelters, Tribal Animal Control, and anyone that needs to find an unwanted pet a home, to find forever homes for animals who would otherwise be euthanized. All of All Hearts Rescue’s pets are up for adoption, and they are all up to date on vaccinations and spayed or neutered. They are all in need of a loving home! Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Paws of Perseverance

Paws of Perseverance Bully Breed Rescue is located in Kalispell Montana. They have been rescuing the most severe cases and breed discriminate cases in the area for 3 years now. They take in strays, surrenders and neglected animals. Each dog is evaluated, put on a two week observation, or longer if needed, vetted, trained and rehomed. Visit them at Pet Fest to learn more about their program and the sweethearts they help. Visit their Facebook page for more information.


AniMeals is a food bank for animals and an 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 website or  Facebook page for more information.

The Wings Program Inc.

The Wings Program, located in Corvallis, provides assistance to both horses and horse owners in need. Horses in their care receive rehabilitation for physical and emotional problems, training as necessary to be able to transition into a new permanent home. Some of the horses are sanctuary horses, meaning they are not available for adoption for various reasons. These horses participate in Equine Assisted Programs including Life Skills, Equine Assisted Growth and Learning and Veterans programs. Visit them at Pet Fest to find out more! You can also learn more about their programs, and the horses they help, by visiting their website or Facebook page.

Great Pyrenees Rescue, Montana

Great Pyrenees Rescue Montana rescues and rehabilitates Great Pyrenees dogs and places them in appropriate homes. Visit them at Pet Fest to learn more about the Great Pyrenees breed and the dogs the rescue currently has available for adoption. There will be at least two of those dogs in attendance at Pet Fest. You can learn more about Great Pyrenees Rescue, Montana by visiting their website or Facebook page.

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.

Montana German Shepard Rescue

The Montana German Shepherd Rescue finds caring, loving, permanent homes for surrendered, abandoned or neglected dogs and puppies. Montana German Shepherd Rescue hopes to ease the problem of the population overflow occurring in many of our shelters today. Their goal is to match the right dog with the right family. They are often able to help coordinate logistics if you are interested in a dog that is not in your immediate area. For more information about the rescue, visit their Facebook page.