Chelsea Bailey Animal Shelter


dog on leash


March 2021

A friendly reminder from the Butte Silver Bow Animal Services and Parks Department to keep your dog on a leash in public spaces, including all of Butte Silver Bow’s City-County Parks and trail systems. Lately, there seems to be an increase in the number of dog owners who blatantly let their dogs roam free on walking trails when there's clear signage it's an on-leash area. (even if a sign is not posted-All of BSB-city parks are off limits to dogs). Skyline Park is the only dog park that has off-leash areas. 

Please be mindful when in public areas, especially where there are on-leash rules in place for a reason. It doesn't matter how confident you are in your dog's ability, or how friendly you think your dog is. As a dog owner, you should be more considerate to fellow members of public and for your dog's safety too.

If you're in an on-leash area, leash your dog. Don't think your dog is extra special or above the rules. It's pretty simple. Abide by on-leash dog rules on walking trails. Not everyone likes dogs or feels comfortable around them. Public spaces are for everyone to use and enjoy, and all should feel safe using them. Don't be a dog when out with your dog.

For more information you can contact Animal Services at 497-6525 or the Parks Department at  497-6565

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!

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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!



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