Heart of the Valley opened its doors for shelter tours, kids activities and half price micro-chipping for cats and dogs on Saturday.
The animal shelter in Bozeman provides services for lost and surrendered pets in Gallatin and Madison counties.
“It’s a safe place for animals who either need a new home or who are temporarily lost from their home to come until they can either be adopted into that new home, or be returned to their owner,” said Sharon Burnett, operations director at Heart of the Valley.
This year, Heart of the Valley has found a home for more than 1800 cats and dogs and has cared for more than 3100 in the entire valley.
Events from the open house included a dog treat making station and a K-9 patrol demonstration from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office with five year old Belgian Malinois, Miles.
Anna Neikirk entered her dog, Piper, in the costume contest that was held later in the afternoon.
Piper was adopted from Heart of the Valley back in 2017.
“Heart of the Valley is amazing. They really go quickly which I think is a testament to our community,” said Neilkirk.
“Knowing that we got our dog from here and continuing to support Heart of the Valley is important to us.”
“It’s also a huge morale boost for our staff to see these animals that they have cared for from the time that they came in until they were adopted.To see them in their new home and thriving and being great family pets,” said Burnett.
You can learn more about how to adopt your next family member or donate to Heart of the Valley at their website: https://heartofthevalleyshelter.org