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


YVAS is a Montana nonprofit corporation, with an organization inception date of December 11, 2007. Additionally, we are a tax-exempt agency. To view a copy of our IRS Determination Letter please contact our Executive Director. Thank you!

Support can come in many forms and we appreciate all of the dollars, donated items and time that the community provides so that we can continue to impact the lives of the animals in Billings.

We have received financial donations in all sums from $1.00 – $50,000.00. We value each of these regardless of the amount and recognize that each person who gives has the same compassion and caring. Children have designated their birthday party presents to be donations for the shelter. Community organizations have donated items for the animals in the shelter.

Of course, we receive donations in memory of loved ones, be it human or animal that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and also donations in honor of friends, family and pets that are still among us.

Please consider a gift to Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter. Donations make it possible to manage our programs, expand shelter services, develop an active public volunteer program and prevent animal suffering. Your tax-deductible donation will make a tremendous impact on the lives of many companion pets in your community.

Endowments and Bequests

As you consider your options for endowments and bequests, Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter would be happy to discuss options that ensure that lost and homeless animals in our community will receive the compassionate care they need and deserve. Please speak with your tax advisor about the tax benefits of endowment giving.

You may also want to consider Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter in your will to help pay forward the love and companionship for others. Please talk with your estate planner about your options.

Consider a planned gift through an instrument such as a charitable trust or annuity. Planned gifts carry significant tax advantages to the donor, allowing you to direct funds that would otherwise go to taxes, to be used for the benefit of the shelter animals instead.

Shop Our Merchandise – Support Our Animals!

YVAS merchandise is the purr-fect,guilt-free purchase because all proceeds go towards the care of our animals!  Merchandise can be purchased in-person at the shelter, or you can visit our online store.

Our Wish List


  • Packs of hot dogs
  • Collars – all sizes
  • Leashes – all sizes
  • Large and extra large dog coats
  • Rope toys
  • Raw bones (no raw hides, please)
  • Pig’s ears
  • Bully sticks
  • Kongs – large, extra large & double extra large


  • Kitten baby bottles
  • Catnip
  • Catnip toys
  • Toy wands
  • Breakaway cat collars
  • Breeder’s Edge kitten formula – From Amazon
  • Heating pads for kittens
  • Nutri-Cal
  • Kitty Kongs
  • Soft mouse/feather toys (machine washable preferred)

Pocket Pets

  • Timothy Hay
  • Aspen bedding
  • Rabbit food
  • Guinea pig food
  • Treats – apples, kale, romaine lettuce
  • Toys


  • Gallon Ziplock bags
  • 50 gallon outdoor trash bags – Kirkland
  • Hand held dust pans and brushes
  • Post-it notes – all sizes
  • Kirkland medium & large nitrile exam gloves – non latex, textured fingertips

You can also purchase from our Amazon Wishlist for quick and easy donating!