Montana

Attention Montana Educators!

Are you an elementary educator in Missoula, Lake or Flathead County?  Do you want some fun, easy resources to bring the ideas of responsible pet ownership and invasive species prevention to the classroom? Take advantage of our free classroom packet focused on Don’t Let it Loose.  

Click on the button below to learn more about the packet and to view included materials. 

Where to get help in finding a new home for your pet

If you have a dog, cat, rabbit or other small animal check with your local animal shelter. Click for a directory of all shelters and adoption centers in Montana:

Montana Pets on the Net»

If you have a reptile, amphibian or unusual pet you can often get assistance from one of the following:

Dave Pauli, Humane Society
Wildlife Capture and Field Project Specialist
4235 Zephyr Lane, Billings, MT 59106
dpauli@humanesociety.org
406-698-1167 (email is best contact)

—OR—

Montana Reptile Rescue
1701 5th St. NW, Great Falls, MT 59404
dpauli@humanesociety.org
406.750-8663 

Another great resource to you is Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks aquatic invasive species hotline. Please call 406-444-2440 if you have questions or see something you’d like to report.

Check with your local pet store

MT-MAPLocal pet stores will almost always try to help you find a home for your pet. In many instances, the store itself may be willing to accept your pet. If not, they are often a great place to get assistance.

The following pet stores are all members of the Don’t Let It Loose, Montana pet turn-in network.

Belgrade, MT

Crystal Clear Aquarium
6325 Jackrabbit Ln., Suite C
Belgrade, MT 59714
406.585-1151

May be contacted for re-homing assistance advice.

Bozeman, MT

Aquatics Unlimited
618 W. Griffin Dr., Suite B
Belgrade, MT 59714
603.991-4067

May be contacted for re-homing assistance advice.

Billings, MT

An Octopus Garden
2500 Grand Ave. Suite J
Billings, MT 59102
406.969-3001

May be contacted for re-homing assistance advice.

Exotic Pets
2342 Grand Ave
Billings, MT 59102
406.656-6282

Accepts turn-ins of: Freshwater fish, freshwater plants, freshwater invertebrates, turtles, amphibians, reptiles, birds, small mammals (does not take cats and dogs but will try to assist in finding new home).

Treasure State Aquariums
923 Grand Ave.
Billings, MT 59102
406.534-3941

May accept turn-ins, please contact store directly.

Cut Bank, MT

Big Sky Aquariums
601 West Main St.
Cut Bank, MT 59427
603.873-0204

May be contacted for re-homing assistance advice.

Great Falls, MT

Jack’s Pet Center
508 Central Ave
Great Falls, MT 59401
(406) 453-1821

May be contacted for re-homing assistance advice.

Hamilton, MT

Wild About Pets
612 N 1st St #1
Hamilton, MT 59840
(406) 363-6111

Accepts turn-ins of most aquatic species, reptiles, birds, amphibians, small mammals. Check with store for assistance with other species.

Livingston, MT

Stafford Animal Shelter
3 Business Park Drive
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 222-2111

Accepts turn-ins of all animals. May be contacted for re-homing assistance.

Sleeping Giant Animal Clinic
4 Business Park Rd
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 333-7001

May be contacted for re-homing assistance.

Kalispell, MT

Aquarium Shop
1001 US Highway 2 E
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 755-6000

Accepts turn-ins of most aquatic species. Check with store for assistance with other species.

Miles City, MT

Pets Galore
202 Sprandel Ln
Miles City, MT 59401
(406).234-7387

May be contacted for re-homing assistance advice.

Missoula, MT

Big Sky Birds
5805 Helena Dr.
Missoula, MT 59803
(406) 251-5833

May be contacted for re-homing assistance or advice.

J and J Aquatics
1500 Stoddard St.
Missoula, MT 59803
(406) 203-7488

May be contacted for aquatics re-homing assistance or advice.

Reef Missoula
1623 South Ave. West
Missoula, MT 59803
(406) 541-3474

May be contacted for aquatics re-homing assistance or advice.