1735 Monad Rd
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 294 7387

Welcome to the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter


7/15/20 – In response to Governor Bullock’s Mask Directive, the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter is now requiring masks to be worn by adults and children aged 5 and up; effective immediately.  Masks for the public will not be provided.  To further protect the health of our customers and staff, we are limiting the number of guests in the building at one time.  If you have a fever, cough, or are not feeling well, please stay home.

Looking to Adopt?  Since our animal areas are narrow and do not allow for social distancing, these areas are closed at this time.  We encourage you to view adoptable animals online before you visit.  We also have books showcasing our adoptable animals at our check-in station at the front entrance of the shelter.  Once you decide on which animal you would like to meet, we will prepare one of our meet-and-greet areas so you can better get to know the animal.

Missing Your Pet?  We encourage you to call first and file a lost animal report.  If you believe your animal is at the shelter, please come down and wait in line to reclaim your animal.

Found a Lost Animal?  Stray dogs can be brought to the shelter during business hours or Animal Control will pick up.  We will take stray cats that are injured, ill, nursing, pregnant mothers, or kittens.

Need to Surrender an Animal?  We require an appointment to release or surrender an animal.

Need a License?  To minimize traffic through the shelter, encourage pet owners to mail in their licensing information.  More information can be found on our website.

Lobby Hours: M-F (closed Wednesdays) from 12-7 PM, Saturday & Sunday from 12-5 PM.  Adoptions cease one hour before close each day.



We are the provider for animal care services for the City of Billings. The City of Billings Police Department provides animal control services. Our organization is founded on the principle of community engagement with the goal of building partnerships to save lives. We cannot overemphasize the important role animals play in the lives of humans and we’d like to return the favor.

» Lost Your Pet

We want to see you reunited as soon as possible, so please don't wait.
Call the shelter at (406) 294-7387 and report that your pet is missing.
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