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Rimrock Humane Society was founded in 2000 as a private, non-profit organization. They're a "virtual" shelter assisting homeless animals in Musselshell, Yellowstone, and surrounding counties in rural Montana. All of the animals live in the care of loving foster homes while they wait for a new forever family. Their lives are stress-free, happy, and healthy.
When you want to meet one of the pets, you do so in the comfort of a loving home, observing the animal in a relaxed environment with a foster parent right there to answer any questions you have. This allows adopters to get a good read on the animal's true nature and behavior patterns and provides quality one-on-one time with the pet.
In addition to full pet adoption services, Rimrock Humane Society has an ongoing low-cost spay/neuter program, a pet food pantry, and a hay bank.
Rimrock Humane Society tries very hard to match their animals with appropriate families and situations. Here's the process to follow to adopt:
Please be aware of the requirements to adopt from Rimrock Humane Society:
Application forms to adopt from Rimrock Humane Society are found below:
Adoption fees at Rimrock Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, distemper and rabies vaccinations, deworming, 1 free month of pet insurance, leukemia testing for cats, and a collar and leash for dogs.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.