We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and believe that Pets Are Worth Saving. Our mission is to save as many lives as we can in our area. If you can help by fostering, doing chores at the PAWS shelter, or other tasks that need to be done, please contact us. The dogs always love going for walks, and being with people. Please consider volunteering to spend some time with them -- and taking them out to have some fun! If you can't help us with hands-on tasks, donations are always very welcome. We could use dog food & treats, as well as monetary donations.
If you can help us in our efforts to save lives, donations can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal. Thank you so much!
Please visit our supporters:
We also list our pets on Montana Pets on the Net at this website -- www.montanapets.org/chinook/. You can visit other Montana shelters from this website, as well as from Petfinder.
To find out more about Chinook, and events around town, check out this website. www.chinookmontana.com.
Lost your pet, or you donít see the animal you want to adopt on our site? Try these other local resources - contact information on their websites:
* Havre Animal Control
* Harlem City Animal Control
* Blaine County Animal Control
Area Low Cost Spay Neuter Info:
From the Tidbits of Hill & Blaine Counties, Issue 342: "Kitty Keepers Low Cost Spay/Neuter Service for cats on the 1st Wednesday each month Call 262-2279 for details or to reserve an appointment. Volunteers & donations greatly appreciated!"
You can also find out about participating vets for low-cost spay/neuter by checking with www.spayusa.org or call 1-800-248-SPAY or Email them at email@example.com.
The adoption donation is $50.00. All animals are spayed/neutered, and up todate on shots prior to adoption.
Please Email us at the Email address below or call Heather and leave a message at 406-357-3726 if you have questions about PAWS dogs, if you'd like to set up an appointment to come visit with the dogs, or would like to contact us for other reasons - volunteer, rescue questions, etc. Email is preferred. One of the volunteers can meet you at the shelter/kennels; we don't have "regular shelter hours". Don't forget to mention that you found the pet on Petfinder!
Thank you for considering a 'shelter' pet, and giving them a loving, responsible home.
Why rescue a shelter dog?
Dogs who have been uprooted from their happy homes or have not had the best start in life are more likely to bond very completely and deeply with their new people. Those who have lost their families through death, divorce or lifestyle change go through a terrible mourning process. But, once attached to a new loving family, they seem to want to please as much as possible to make sure they are never homeless again. Those dogs that are just learning about the good life and good people seem to bond even deeper. They know what life on the streets, life on the end of a chain, or worse, is all about, and they revel and blossom in a nurturing, loving environment. Most rescues make exceptionally affectionate and attentive pets and extremely loyal companions.
Please let us know when you'd like to visit with the dogs, and we'll have a shelter volunteer meet you there. The PAWS shelter building is on the northeast side of the fairgrounds behind Rainbow Implement which is on the west edge of town on Highway 2. Our shelter does not have regular hours when it is staffed by volunteers. Visiting the dogs is by appointment only.