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Most strays available after 4 days -- Most owner surrenders available after 24 hours
11/11/2017 [17-11-003] Colby C. Corgi
Corgi/Heeler X, blue merle/black, Male Intact, Young Adult
Colby arrived as a transfer from another rescue on 11/11/2017. Colby C. Corgi looks mostly Corgi but with that special, unique blue merle coat. Colby also has two different colored eyes: one brown and one green-gray. He weighs in at 18 pounds 10 ounces, and has the short, cute pudgy legs and the nub of a tail. And, oh, those great ears too! He even has the Corgi "get along little doggies" bark. Colby is a happy, friendly little guy, who could possibly stand to lose a few pounds. Ha! So there, Queen Elizabeth; bet you have never had a merle Corgi! Update: ADOPTION PENDING! Colby has gone viral and we are swamped with applications!
11/11/2017 [17-11-007] Aubrey
Cattledog/Corgi X, tri - black/white/brown, Female, 3 months
Aubrey arrived as a transfer from another rescue group. She is a live wire -- very active and of course, very cute! She has short little legs but looks most like a cattledog. Adoption pending.
11/11/2017 [17-11-008] Ringo
Australian Shepherd/BC X, white/black/blue merle, Male Intact, 4-6 mos.
Ringo arrived as a transfer from another rescue group. He is an opinionated little tyke. He's smart as a whip and needs a job to do... bike riding, hiking, chasing butterflies. You name it and he is willing to do it. He has a sturdy, compact little body, mostly white with black markings. Oh, and a blue merle face too.
11/11/2017 [17-11-004] Phoenix
Australian Shepherd X, white/brown accents, Male Intact, Young Adult
Phoenix arrived as a transfer from another rescue. He is a fabulously handsome specimen of a cattle dog arrangement: part Border collie, part Aussie, part ethereal spirit. He is very trusting and loyal. Walks pretty well on a leash for previously being essentially a street dog. He has a finely chiseled profile; perhaps we should call him Barrymore. No. Phoenix is a fine name for this fabulous dog rising from the ashes, spreading his wings, and flying to the sun.
11/11/2017 [17-11-005] Shaun
Australian Shepherd X, blue merle/black/white, Male Intact, 4-5 mos.
Shaun is a transfer from another rescue. What a cute little guy! He is a happy, mischievous guy, perfect for an active family. Not too big, not too small, just waiting for a person to recognize his potential. He is a thief; he'll steal your heart.
11/11/2017 [17-11-002] Marie
Labrador Retriever, dark, dark brown, Female, Young Adult
Marie is a transfer from another rescue group. Marie is mostly black Lab but upon further inspection has a very dark chocolate hue to her coat. She is somewhat shy and needs some practice walking on a leash. She is super sweet though. She presently has a serious, kind of worried, side. We are hoping (no, confident) that the rest of her life will be nothing but happy, happy, happy-go-lucky with blue skies, pink sunsets, and crackling campfires.
11/6/2017 [17-11-001] Shadow
Labrador/Hound X, shaded silver/white, Female, Adult
Shadow arrived as a stray from Anaconda. Her owners did not have a fence that contained her and she was allowed to run on the streets of Anaconda (we hear that is OK for teenagers, but definitely not for dogs). Shadow is an incredibly, outlandishly, strikingly handsome dog reminiscent of an Egyptian Pharaoh hound. But this being Montana, those bloodlines are pretty rare or nonexistent here. We just call her a shepherd/hound/Labrador cross. She has the stance and physique of a coursing hound. And, oh, those ears!
10/30/2017 [17-10-022] Mia's Piper
Cattledog arrangement, white/reddish brown/tan, Female, Puppy
Born to Mama Mia, who was transferred to us on 09/27/2017. The pups were born (DOB) 10/01/2017. There are 8 in this litter (one already spoken for): half brown/white and half are black/white and all are cute! They will be available for their new homes when they are spay/neutered and vaccinated .... about the first part of December. Piper is a female, brown, white and tan. She already has an approved adoption application on her. Adoption pending.
10/30/2017 [17-10-013] Danny
Border Collie X, tri -black/white/brown, Male neutered, 12 weeks
Spunky, Danny and Jake are all siblings transferred to us from another rescue. They are estimated to be about 12 weeks old. All three are cute and outgoing. They will probably be medium sized dogs and will have cattle dog energy. Danny is a tri-color, with predominantly soft white fur and then black, and just a little bit of brown. Adoption pending. Out on a test drive, 11/12/2017.
10/30/2017 [17-10-018] Jasmine
Collie/Border Collie X, tri - black/white/brown, Female, 1-2 yrs.
Jasmine arrived as a transfer from another rescue group. She is quite shy, but not as shy as some dogs we have taken in. She needs someone to spend time with her and calm her fears. She has become more confident in the short time that we have had her. She is not aggressive, just not trusting of us humans totally. Her fur, like her personality, is soft and beautiful. She will make some lucky person a great companion.
10/30/2017 [17-10-015] Nanook
Husky X, cream, Male Intact, 12 weeks
Nanook arrived at ~12 weeks old, transferred to Pintler Pets from another rescue group. He is a darling, sweet dog who is mostly Husky but probably with another breed in his heritage. He loves playing in the show and will probably make a great Nordic skiing partner.
10/30/2017 [17-10-021] Mia's Cheyenne
Cattledog arrangement, black/white, Female, Puppy
Born to Mama Mia, who was transferred to us on 09/27/2017. The pups were born (DOB) 10/01/2017. Cheyenne is one of the black/white pups with white feet and nose. She is one of the only females, and the smallest of the litter. But she is a pistol, and keeps the rest of the guys in line. There are 8 in this litter (one already spoken for): half brown/white and half are black/white and all are cute! They will be available for their new homes when they are spayed/neutered and vaccinated .... about the first part of December. So get your application in!
10/30/2017 [17-10-014] Jake
Border Collie X, black/white, Male neutered, 12 weeks
Spunky, Danny and Jake are all siblings transferred to us from another rescue. They are estimated to be about 12 weeks old. All three are cute and outgoing. They will probably be medium sized dogs and will have cattle dog energy. Jake (the 159th 'Jake' in our recent past.... just kidding) is mostly white with black markings. Adoption pending.
10/30/2017 [17-10-012] Spunky
Heeler/Cattledog X, blue merle/black, Male neutered, 12 weeks
Spunky, Danny and Jake are all siblings transferred to us from another rescue. They are estimated to be about 12 weeks old. All three are cute and outgoing. They will probably be medium sized dogs and will have cattle dog energy. Spunky is the one that looks the most like an Australian Heeler. Out on a test drive, 11/15/2017.
10/30/2017 [17-10-016] Goldie
Golden Retriever/Labrador X, gold/white, Female, Young Adult
Sweet Goldie was a transfer from another rescue. Her age is estimated at about 1 year old, but at the same time she appears to have had puppies within the last 3 months or so. The transfer group and Pintler Pets do not know what happened to the pups. Goldie is a sweet, very pretty dog who is a happy sort of canine. She has lovely, lithe, long legs (great for the snow) and gorgeous coloring. She has a touch of wire-y hair on her nose. She is more than willing to learn new things and enjoy the comfort of a loving home. Adoption pending.
10/14/2017 [17-10-004] Theo
Border Collie X, black/white/brindle, Male neutered, 9 weeks
OWNER TURN IN: Theo is one of a litter of five that were transferred to us on 09/02/2017 from another rescue. They were born on August 10th, and so were bottle fed, and are now ready for adoption. The litter is all males and includes Charlie, Sebastian, Theo, George, and Jack. They are fat, healthy, outgoing, sweet little guys. We don't know who or what the Mom and Dad were, but we are guessing mostly Border collie and they will be medium-size dogs as adults. Theo is neutered, vaccinated, and ready to go! Adoption pending.
10/14/2017 [17-10-011] Shannon
Shepherd/Rottweiler X, chocolate/cream/white, Female spayed, Adult
Shannon is a very nice, large, active dog. She has a (probably) naturally docked tail, and the coloring of a short-coated Australian shepherd. She is larger than an Aussie though. Shannon has the square head of a Rottie. She was transferred to us from another rescue group (10/14/2017) so we don't know whole lot about her background. She is kennelmates with Colby and they get along well.
10/14/2017 [17-10-008] Perri
Shepherd/Cattledog X, tawny brown, Female Lactating, 10-12 mos.
Perri arrived as a transfer from another rescue group on October 14. She was ver-r--r-ry pregnant and so we awaited the birth of her pups. She is a super sweet dog with intelligence to match. As far as her 'breed(s) go, we are only guessing. She will be available after her pups are weaned and she is spayed. No more puppies for her! (Written 10/19/2017.... stay tuned! ) Update: 10/21/2017 Perri had 9 pups, of which, only 6 survived. She was such a young mother, she had no idea how to care for them. They are currently being bottle fed in a foster home.
10/6/2017 [17-10-001] Bandit
Pit Bull, red/white, Male neutered, 5-6 mos.
OWNER TURN IN: An elderly couple bought Bandit from a breeder, but at 5 and a half months old, they were asking, "What were we thinking? He's too much dog." Well, he's just a big pup, is all. The lady uses a walker or wheelchair, and the gentleman could not keep up with Bandit's puppy antics. Everyone at Pintler comments on what a nice dog he is! And he certainly has that 'head tilt' down pat when you say his name.
10/2/2017 [17-10-024] Mia's Yogi
Cattledog X, brown/white, Male Intact, Puppy
Born to Mama Mia, who was transferred to us on 09/27/2017. The pups were born (DOB) 10/01/2017. There are 8 in this litter (one already spoken for): half brown/white and half are black/white and all are cute! Yogi was the pup born on 10/02/2017, one day after the others. He is brown and white with a sliver of white on his forehead. They will be available for their new homes when they are spay/neutered and vaccinated .... about the first part of December. So get your application in!
10/1/2017 [17-10-020] Mia's Ranger
Cattledog arrangement, black/white/merle, Male, Puppy
Born to Mama Mia, who was transferred to us on 09/27/2017. The pups were born (DOB) 10/01/2017. Ranger is one of the black/white with specked feet and nose. There are 8 in this litter (one already spoken for): half brown/white and half are black/white and all are cute! They will be available for their new homes when they are spay/neutered and vaccinated .... about the first part of December. So get your application in!
10/1/2017 [17-10-019] Mia's Dodger
Cowdog arrangement, reddish brown/red merle, Male Intact, Puppy
Born to Mama Mia, who was transferred to us on 09/27/2017. The pups were born 10/01/2017. Dodger is the reddish brown/white with a specked white ring/collar around his neck. There are 8 in this litter (one already spoken for): Half brown and white, and half are black and white and all are cute! They will be ready for adoption after they are fully vaccinated and spayed/neutered, about the first of December.
10/1/2017 [17-10-023] Mia's Astro
Cattledog arrangement, brown/white, Male Intact, Puppy
Born to Mama Mia, who was transferred to us on 09/27/2017. The pups were born (DOB) 10/01/2017. There are 8 in this litter (one already spoken for): half brown/white and half are black/white and all are cute! Astro is brown and white with 4 white paws and a white 'J' on the back of his neck. They will be available for their new homes when they are spayed/neutered and vaccinated .... about the first part of December. So get your application in!
9/27/2017 [17-09-026] Lulu
Chihuahua, tan, Female spayed, Young Adult
Lulu arrived 09/27/2017 as a transfer from another rescue. She is a darling well mannered dog, who gets along with everyone and everything. She is in foster care (as are many of our smaller dogs and puppies). Call Pat for more information on Lulu (406-563-2564) or the shelter (406-563-7464) for a time to meet her. Out on a test drive, 11/12/2017.
9/27/2017 [17-09-027] Mama Mia
Cattledog arrangement, chocolate brown/white, Female Lactating, 1 Yr
Mama Mia arrived as a transfer from another rescue group on 09/27/2017. She was very pregnant and delivered 8 (well 9, but one died at birth) darling pups on 10/01/2017 and 10/02/2017. The pups are growing like weeds. Half are black and white, and half are brown and white. We are guessing they are cattledogs, probably Border collie crosses. They will be available (as well as Mia) when they are weaned and spayed/neutered. Mia is a petite, intelligent dog with pretty good manners, but she could use a brush-up on etiquette 101. Of course, nothing horrendous, she just needs to learn to keep all four feet on the ground and some leash rules. Her coat is beautiful, and her ears - outstanding! She has great promise as an outdoorsy, athletic girl.
9/19/2017 [17-09-019] Bella
Chihuahua, black, Female spayed, 7.5 yrs.
OWNER TURN IN: Bella is an owner surrender, with us because of a divorce. She is a wee, tiny imp and weighs in at a little over 6 pounds. She is a bit shiver-y in new situations but we can't find fault with that. She is so tiny, and new situations are a tad overwhelming for a little girl. She loves to be loved though, and loves to be carried and to snuggle. She will be loyal and loving for life.
9/16/2017 [17-09-015] Bree
Cattledog arrangement, black/brown, Female, 6-8 wks.
OWNER TURN IN: Arrived as a transfer from another rescue originally as an owner surrender. This cute little girl is assumed to be a sibling to Kymber. She will be available after she is vaccinated, veterinarian checked, and spayed. She is outgoing and will probably be a medium-size dog when full grown. With quality food, and great exercise she will be beautiful. Adoption pending.
9/15/2017 [17-09-014] Luna
Labrador/Shepherd/Hound X, tan/gray, Female spayed, 7-8 mos.
OWNER TURN IN: Luna is a dog who has had very little direction in her life. She is hoping her life will take an upward turn. She needs to know her limits and that she is not an 8-week old puppy anymore - one that can get away with being naughty. Luna certainly is a beautiful dog and one who can be trained to be an excellent companion. She does need plenty of exercise to keep her tired and happy. She is a very regal pup who will grow into a very lovely adult.
9/2/2017 [17-09-006] Buddy
Labrador/Cowdog X, yellow/white, Male neutered, 5 yrs.
Buddy was a transferred to us by another rescue; he was abandoned by his owner. He and Tony came from the same household. He is a stocky boy, in good health, and is friendly. He has a few scars from being on the street, but seems to get along with other dogs in general. He has a short docked tail, and looks mostly like a Labrador crossed with an Aussie.
9/2/2017 [17-09-002] Bronson
Shepherd/Collie X, tan/gray muzzle, Male neutered, 8-9 mos.
Bronson arrived 09/02/2017 as a transfer from another rescue; he was a stray. He is estimated to be 8-9 months old., and needs to be neutered before adoption. He has a wonderful gray snout and creamy, dreamy tan fur. Just a tad shy, with love and time he will be a great constant companion. He is looking forward to discovering the great things on the end of a leash or on a trail. Right now he doesn't know what a leash is.
9/2/2017 [17-09-004] Ashlee
Cattledog arrangement, black/white, Female spayed, Young Adult
OWNER TURN IN: Ashlee arrived 09/02/2017 as a transfer from another rescue group; she needs to be spayed before adoption but otherwise is ready to go. She is a sweet girl with killer ears so hopefully she can hear when you call her. She is another of our dogs ready, willing, and able for some outdoor activities, and then a nice snooze on the sofa. She is a nice size for skiing, hiking, and biking.
8/15/2017 [17-08-010] Jeanny
Labrador Retriever X, black, Female spayed, Older Adult
STRAY: Park and Main, Anaconda
Jeanny was found as a stray on Park and Main in Anaconda on 08/01/2017. She was transferred to us at Pintler Pets on 08/15/2017. She is just the sweetest, older gal who has been well fed and well cared for. If her original owner does not come forward, she will be available for some lucky person to spend her senior years with.
8/13/2017 [17-08-007] Anna
Labrador/Border Collie X, black, Female spayed, 7 yrs.
OWNER TURN IN: Anna is a transfer from another rescue. She has some medical issues involving her ears that have been left untreated (she has 'cauliflower ear' a hematoma that has been left untreated). We will see that she gets the vet care that she has been lacking. She was an owner surrender because she and another dog were not compatible. She is just a sweet older dog (we were told she is 7 years old). Anna would benefit from a good, healthy, and lower calorie diet plus more fun exercise and walkies. Update: Anna had surgery on her 'cauliflower' ears and is now feeling much better.
8/11/2017 [17-08-004] Colby
Shepherd X, brown/white/black, Male neutered, 10-12 mos.
OWNER TURN IN: Colby was adopted from us as a puppy and has grown into a handsome, strong, happy dog. Unfortunately, his owners didn't have a fence enough to contain him and declined to reclaim him. He looks mostly shepherd, with some cattle dog features.
8/11/2017 [17-08-005] Roper
Pointer/Pit Bull X, white/red, Male neutered, 6-7 yrs.
OWNER TURN IN: Roper joined us as an owner surrender, after his owner became homeless. Roper loves to give kisses on command and kisses the end of your nose. He is an active dog of course and has a great athletic build. He looks like he has some pitbull in his heritage but also, maybe, some other terrier and/or pointer. His coloring and physique points to being a pointer! He was born in September or October of 2010 making him close to 7 years old.
7/23/2017 [17-07-023] Rosie
Shepherd/Beagle X, tan/black, Female spayed, Older Adult
OWNER TURN IN: Rosie is a sweetheart who is a little bit older gal. She is very low maintenance and is a joy to be around. She has probably not had the greatest of lives but she is still smiling. We don't know exactly how old she is but this dog has a few scars from life; her eyes are clear and bright however. She is the type of dog that reminds one of that great dog you had as a kid. Rosie has a lot of good years left and a lot of love to give. Update: Rosie is scheduled for a badly needed dental and her rabies shot, both of which she had. She went out on a test drive but she has more old lady dog issues than her adopters could handle. She needs a retirement home with someone to give her daily medications.
7/23/2017 [17-07-022] Jasper
Cattledog arrangement, black/white/brindle, Male neutered, 10-12 mos.
Jasper arrived as a transfer from another rescue group. He still needs to be neutered before he is ready for his new home. Jasper likes to go for walkies and is excited to experience all the great things that life can offer.
7/3/2017 [17-07-007] Nellie
Shepherd/Cattledog X, tan/black, Female spayed, 3-4 yrs.
Nellie arrived 07/03/2017 as a stray from the streets transferred to Pintler Pets by another rescue group. She has problems walking; her back legs collapse from an old injury. We don't know much about her past, but it has been 2-3 years since she was hurt. She has been surviving on the streets with handouts. Her original owners died and left her on her own. A cart has been loaned by Mining City Veterinary in Butte MT to help with her mobility issues. She needs a permanent cart which will cost about $1,000. We hope she can improve with time and exercise. She has also had acupuncture that has helped her a great deal. She is a happy dog. Now for the hard part. She needs a home (not sympathy) that can accommodate her special needs. Right now she needs her bladder expressed a couple times a day, and of course, further medical care and therapy. With time, she may improve dramatically. From the scars on her face and body, she is a survivor. We are hoping there is someone out there to give her the best that life has to offer, whether for years or months or days. In foster care; please call the shelter for a time to meet Nellie!
7/1/2017 [17-07-006] Cooper
Cattledog X, white/gold, Male neutered, 5-6 mos.
OWNER TURN IN: Cooper arrived as a tiny puppy, was adopted, but the husband of the couple and Cooper did not bond, so he is back with us. He was in the parade at Georgetown Lake on July 4th where this picture was taken. He is a darling little duffer, with cowdog in his background and maybe a little Sheltie too.
6/11/2017 [17-06-011] Ralphie
Chihuahua X, black/white, Male neutered, 1 Yr
OWNER TURN IN: Ralphie arrived as a transfer from another rescue group. He is about 1 year old and weighs about 13 pounds. As sweet as only a Chihuahua can be, but he is cautious around strangers. He has also never had an acquaintance with a leash. Have to work on that one. Other than a couple of idiosyncrasies, he is a very loving and darling little guy. He is on foster care, and so call the shelter (406-563-7464) or Pat (496-563-2564) for a time to meet Ralphie.
5/22/2017 [17-05-019] Gage
Labrador Retriever X, black, Male neutered, 3 Yr
OWNER TURN IN: Gage is a big, tall goof of a dog which is why people love Labradors. He may have some shepherd in his heritage too. He excels at jumping fences so would probably be a great companion and athletic partner. Oops, well he isn't supposed to jump his own fence. Probably if he got lots of exercise and knew where he belonged, he would stay in his own fenced yard.
4/25/2017 [17-04-016] Clyde
Labrador Retriever, light yellow, Male neutered, 3 Yr
OWNER TURN IN: Clyde (formerly known as Duke... we already have a Duke) is 3 years old. Anyone who knows Labs realizes that he is in the prime of his puppyhood at 3 years old. He loves to be loved but is lacking in some of the social graces. He was surrendered because he would jump out of his kennel - probably trying to be with his people. If you could be a full-time pal to Clyde, he will probably be your pal too. Update: Clyde had a run-in with another shelter dog (not Clyde's fault) and now he has a cropped tail. He looks more like a pointer with his new, shorter tail. He has kept his positive outlook on life. Update: Clyde is getting spa treatment at Logan's Run Pet Boarding (563-5647), north of Anaconda so he can have a break from shelter life. See him there or call us for a time to meet him and to fill out an adoption application. Adoption pending. Out on a test drive, 11/12/2017.
1/20/2017 [17-01-010] Alice B.
Pit Bull, fawn/white, Female spayed, 6 yrs.
Arrived as an owner surrender, Alice B. was adopted but was returned to us. Alice is 6 years old; her date of birth is 08/22/2009. She was originally adopted from the Spokane (WA) Humane Society. Alice gets along with all humans but is choosy about her dog friends. She gets along well with dogs her own size but can't be trusted with small, toy breeds. We feel she should not have a home with cats for this reason also. She will wag her tail until it is a blur when she sees humans coming into the shelter. She is a gorgeous example of the breed, so pretty with her smooth, light tan coat accented with white chest a a blaze on her forehead.
10/25/2016 [16-10-031] Rocky
Heeler/Cattledog X, rust/white, Male neutered, abt. 1 yr.
OWNER TURN IN: Rocky is a big handsome happy dog who has all the energy that cattle dogs are famous for. He is ready for winter sports and summer fun. His gorgeous colors and good looks can't be matched!
9/24/2016 [16-09-008] Freedom
Pointer X, white/gray/black, Female spayed, Young Adult
Arrived 09/24/2016 as a transfer from another rescue group after being found being attacked by a pack of dogs. Freedom arrived in pretty rough shape: severely underweight, with injuries to both legs. We named her "Freedom" because our hopes for her is to be Free from want, Free from hunger, Free from abuse, and Free from fear. Freedom! Such a sweet soul, she walks well beside you always glancing into your eyes for assurance. From the appearance of her teeth she is a young dog Update: Freedom is doing great. She has recovered well from her surgeries and you would never know she had an ACL tear. She is a joy to walk on a leash. She does very well with other dogs and has several kennel pals. She is such a beautiful dog: part pointer, part hound and who knows what else!
8/26/2016 [16-08-018] Shamrock
Akita-Pointer X, white/black, Male neutered, 2 Yr
OWNER TURN IN: Arrived as a surrender by a citizen after Shamrock's owner threatened to shoot the dog. We don't understand the circumstances. Shamrock is a big healthy dog, who is guessed to be part Akita and probably part pointer. He walks well on a leash and loves companionship.
7/30/2016 [16-07-015] Lucky
German Shepherd/Basset X, tan/black, Male neutered, 2-3 yrs.
OWNER TURN IN: Arrived as a transfer from another rescue but was initially surrendered when his former owner could no longer care for him. Lucky is an interesting mixture of a German shepherd dog, a Basset hound and perhaps some collie thrown in for good measure. He is a friendly sort but is in need of some basic life skills... like sit, stay, heel, come, no, yes, maybe. Update: 02/17/2017 Lucky is in orthopedic surgery because of the Basset in his genes. His front leg is deformed and needs to be straighted a bit. Now he will be much more comfortable and ready to go!
7/9/2016 [16-07-002] Sparky
Heeler X, red/light red, Male neutered, Young Adult
Sparky is an independent, confident sort of dog. He looks a lot like a Heeler, but maybe with some shepherd in his heritage. In any case, he is a handsome, intelligent fellow who could sue some polishing around the edges.
7/9/2016 [16-07-010] Winnie
Shepherd X, black/white accents, Female spayed, Adult
Arrived as a stray who was terrified of her surroundings. She even escaped one of her first nights here but was back the next day as she realize this is as good as it gets right now. She is mostly black with a white chest/toes; one blue eye and one brown eye. She is slowly settling in and starting to trust people.
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