Chelsea Bailey Animal Shelter


Phase Two Plan for the Animal Shelter

The Butte-Silver Bow Chelsea Bailey Animal Shelter is a government building; therefore, we will be conducting business by "Appointment only."

We are not open to the public.

If you need to purchase a City-County Dog License or If you need to reclaim an animal that’s been picked up by Animal Control or turned in as stray you can call the Animal Shelter to schedule an appointment.

If you would like to adopt a dog or cat you can view the available animals on our web site, and you can download an application. Once your application is approved a Shelter team member will contact you to schedule a meeting and possible adoption appointment.

You can also call the Animal Shelter if you need food assistance for your pet(s)- if you get our voicemail be sure to leave your name, address, phone number and type of pet or pets that live in your home.

This will be effective through phase one of the governor’s reopening of the state.

If you have any questions, please call us at (406) 497-6528

The B-SB Animal Services Department is pleased to announce that Butte-Silver Bow's Rabies vaccination ordinance (6.04.170). Effective September 4, 2019 has amended the ordinance and will recognize the rabies vaccinations using the following criteria:

1. The first antirabies vaccine shall be administered when the dog or cat is 12 weeks of age;

2. All subsequent antirabies vaccinations should be administered every thirty-six months for the life of the animal;

3. Animals who have never received an antirabies vaccination or animals who have no documented history of receiving an antirabies vaccination should have anirabies administered immediately; and a second antirabies vaccines administered at twelve months thereafter; and subsequent antirabies vaccinations every thirty-six months for the life of the animal. 

If you have any questions about your pets vaccination records please consult your veterinarian. 


The Chelsea Bailey Butte-Silver Bow Animal Shelter is a non-profit, county-supported facility. We are primarily open for adoptions, education and Animal Control pick-ups. We are taking owner surrenders on a case-by-case basis. Please call ahead before bringing in animals as space is limited.

We are here to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, proper animal care and the responsibility of pet ownership.

Thank you from our Shelter Staff and all our wonderful animals!

Headframe big check

We were blown away by the generosity of Headframe Spirits, Butte’s Ace Hardware & the amazing people that donated to our Shelter! Thank you does not seem big enough to express our gratitude! We are blessed to live in such a great community!



  • Male Neutered
  • 13 Years Old
  • This good looking fella is 13 years old and looking for a lovely retirement home with minimal noise and not a lot of action! He still likes to take a nice leisurely walk and will play ball on occasion, but mostly he likes to day dream about the good old days! He’s in excellent health and has had a full veterinary wellness check and is up to date on all of his shots. The past several months have been pretty tough on Kinsey and he can seem a bit indifferent to humans, but with the right person and a little extra TLC we think he will come out of his shell and make a perfect companion for the right person!

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