The Rimrock Humane Society was started in 2000 with the intention of raising funds for a brick and mortar shelter to house homeless pets. As the years went on the local, non-profit organization morphed into a virtual shelter, and now fosters pets in homes – cage and kennel free. Potential adopters can visit their future best friend in a natural, relaxed environment to really get a feel for them, and ask a foster parent any questions they may have. Additionally, the RHS has set up a Pet Food Pantry and Hay Bank to help pet-parents in the case of a disaster or emergency – a pooch has still gotta eat!
Within this 123-acre park for swimming, boating, walking and more, is a fenced-in 200-square foot dog park with a waterpark for your canine buddy to doggy paddle through – or maybe just lounge in on a hot day. Each dog lover is allowed to bring up to two dogs at a time, as long as they’re 4 months old or older (the dogs, that is). Throughout the rest of the park enjoy hiking the nature trails, birdwatching, picnicking and people-watching with your dogs – as long as you keep them on a leash! Hit the park anytime between 5 am and 10 pm year-round.
With two miles of trails and an abundance of wildlife, this year-round destination is the perfect spot for you and your pup to catch some relaxing vibes – or waves if your dog is the river-swimming/surfing type (that Yellowstone River has got to look inviting to doggy eyes!) Explore the open fields and beaches, watch the sun go down over the Yellowstone, or play fetch with one of the many dogs on this doggy-lovers island paradise. Also be sure to swing by the Conservation Education Center for some environmental 411 for you and your (soon-to-be) scholarly pup!
Equipped with sprayers, temperature regulated water, professional dryers – and not to mention a free bag of dog treats for guests – this is like a day at the spa for Fido! Treat your dog, any day of the week between 7am-9pm, at either of their Grand Ave or West End locations. Much like the company’s all-natural selection of food and supplements, their spa products are also all-natural – they use Isle of Dogs shampoos and conditioners which are soap-free, PH balanced, phosphate-free, enzyme-free, and 100% biodegradable. We should mention that the Grand Ave location has a pet grooming salon complete with services like “Pawlish” where you can choose a fab toenail color for your pup’s stylish new look!
Enjoy fine wine, brunch, happy hour and even Monday Night Steak & Pint Night with your best pup by your side. Keep him on a leash and close to your seat on the patio, and the servers will keep the freshest seasonal meals coming. Open seven days a week, there’s no better way to wine and dine with your canine in such elegant style. Maybe just don’t order the “hot dogs” – just kidding they don’t even have hot dogs!
Explore the origins of human life in Montana through the Pictograph, Middle and Ghost caves. You and your pup can explore the 23 acre area of the three caves where prehistoric hunters left artifacts and over 100 pictographs (aka rock art) – the oldest of it being over 2000 years old! Excavation began in 1937 and it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. Bring binoculars along with your dog treats to really be able to explore the detailed images of animals, warriors and weapons that tell the story of the Native Americans (and their dogs?) who occupied the area for thousands of years.