Lost & Found
Call the shelter at (406) 294-7387 and report that your pet is missing. We want to see you reunited as soon as possible, so please don’t wait. After 72 hours in the shelter, pets become the property of the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter and will be available for adoption.
Come down to the shelter often and visit this website often. Bring pictures if you have them. Please visit often as your pet could be brought in at any time. We are located at 1735 Monad Road and you can get directions here. In order to claim your pet, you must come to the shelter.
We try to keep the website as current as possible but your pet may not be listed yet.
Click this link if you have lost or found an animal. Lost Pet Process
Flyers in your neighborhood can be very helpful. You may also consider posting them at PetSmart and local businesses in your neighborhood. The Billings Gazette offers free 3 Day, 3 Line lost and found pet ads. Please notify us when your pet is found. It helps us keep our files current and we like to hear good news!
Note: If your pet was brought in by the Laurel Police Department, authorization is needed from them in order for your pet to be released to you.
If you are able, try to calm the animal with a safe and secure environment while you contact animal control or the shelter. Please don’t wait as the owner may be searching too. If you have a way to keep the animal at your home, you can file a Found Pet Sheet with us and have the owner call you directly to pick up the animal. You may also want to consider flyers and putting an ad in local newspapers. If you find the pet’s owner, please let us know so we can share in the news!
Do you need to surrender an animal to us?If there is any way for your pet can remain a member of your family, we would like to help you consider all the options available to you. We recommend that you surrender your pet to a shelter only as your last option. But if that’s not possible, we do understand that it is a difficult and heartfelt decision to do what is best for your pet. We know that parting ways is extremely difficult for you and your pet. During this emotional time, we want to make this process as easy as we can. Please contact the shelter to discuss your options or to schedule an appointment to bring your animal to us.