Perhaps because of the heavy dog population, Missoula is also home to several dog shelters, organizations, and charities. One of the most popular is the Humane Society of Western Montana. A no-kill shelter, this organization takes in about 1,300 animals annually and boasts a 98 percent adoption rate! The humane society not only offers pet therapy programs, adoption services, fostering programs, and other educational services, but they also help by hosting annual adoption fairs, giant fundraising events, and safe, affordable services for your pets.
Another well-known organization in the Missoula area is the Animeals no-kill shelter, adoption center, and food bank. The organization doesn't just shelter, adopt, and re-home homeless pets, they also have distributed over 650 tons of food through their food bank. The main message that Animeals hopes to convey with their organization is that homelessness is not just a human condition and working toward responsible pet ownership, such as spaying and neutering our animals, can help us move toward a decline in the staggering number of homeless animals.
Additionally, Missoula offers pawesome hikes for you and your pup. Some of the most popular off-leash spots are Pattee Canyon and Blue Mountain Recreation Area.
You love to be wined and dined, so why wouldn't your pooch love it, too? Luckily, the Resort at Paws Up hosts an annual dinner that meshes all the fancy fixings into one night for you and your pup. The annual Wine & Bitch dinner is hosted every Fall before their Canine Classic charity event and aims to spoil both you and your classy canine. The two of you can bond over gourmet dishes, dog massage therapy appointments, agility demonstrations, and of course, specially-paired wine for the humans. The dinner is held at the Paws Up Resort and will feature raffles, giveaways, and other assorted prizes. Paws up, pups and humans, you won't want to miss this Missoula event!