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Our Vision...

A community where roaming and uncared for dogs and cats are given temporary shelter, nourishment and love, 

where these animals receive spay and neuter support services,

and are placed into permanent, loving homes.


The Mission Valley Animal Shelter 

is committed to 

The Humane and Compassionate

Treatment of Animals



We shall shelter and care for lost and unwanted dogs and cats.

We shall seek to return lost animals to their owners.

We shall place adoptable dogs and cats into humane and responsible environments.

We shall promote the sterilization of dogs and cats.

We shall work to reduce euthanasia rates and end the tragedy of pet overpopulation.

We shall aid in the prevention of abuse and cruelty to animals.

We shall implement programs and provide services to promote responsible pet ownership.




The Mission Valley Animal Shelter is a small private no-kill facility serving Lake County, Montana.  As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), we depend upon the kindness, generosity and love for animals that we all share.  Our goal is to reduce the number of abandoned, unwanted and homeless pets through adoption and education.

Serving an area spanned by Lake County and the Flathead Indian Reservation, we are faced with both a rural and a reservation environment where stray animals often wander and breed on the streets.  Being the only animal shelter between Missoula (60 miles to the south) and Kalispell (60 miles to the north), and serving a county where no Animal Control services exist, we are regularly challenged by the number of animals in need.

Our shelter is managed and supported by a Development Director, a Shelter Manager, a Board of Directors, a small staff and a host of wonderful volunteers who help us with the maintenance of the facility and care for our animals.

Our Board of Directors meets monthly and all Directors take an active role in ensuring the organization is run efficiently and professionally.

The MVAS projected 2023 annual budget is $352,650, which is to be covered by Thrift Store sales, grants, event fundraising, private donations, investment returns and client fees.  We receive no government funding.  The organization has a 501(c)(3) nonprofit determination, meaning that all donations are 100% tax deductible.

Our adoption numbers for the last three years:  307 (2019), 218 (2020), to 185 (2021).

Our animal intakes from 387 (2019), 275 (2020), to 235 (2021).

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