Happy Tails

We love seeing our HOV Alum in their new families! Hover over the photos below to learn more about our adopted dogs and cats. Submit your own Happy Tail by following the link below.


Adopted 2011

I adopted Hanna, AKA Sigma, from HOV 11 years ago. After 3 years of EXTREME patience, she was able to be off leash and even seemed to like me!! She grew up in a small pen for the first # of years of her life, but 11 years down the road she has had a wonderful life hiking, backpacking, rafting, sailing, and xcountry skiing. Seeing her turn from a scared animal, into a happy dog has brought me so much joy!! I love my Hanna dog!

Lori M.


Adopted 06/22/2022

This is Rosie (formerly known as Phantom). She was right at home the day I adopted her. She’s a sweet cat and enjoys eating, playing with her toys and watching the wildlife outside. She loves having people around!

Danielle D.


Adopted 07/21/2020

Maggie is so special to us. She has such a great personality and brings us so much joy and makes us laugh at the things she does. She a wonderful addition to our home. We chose HOV because of the love and care the staff gives the animals until they find their “furever” home.

Steve & Carol


Adopted 05/19/2018

Holmes is always a sweet and goofy boy. His hobbies include taking naps, watching TV, and chewing toys. The work they do at Heart of the Valley is so important in our community, and they took excellent care of Holmes during multiple surgeries and recovery. I’m grateful they helped give him a second chance at a happy life, and I think he feels the same way!

Michaela H.


Adopted 04/12/2022

Mable (now renamed Maybell) has been a great sidekick thus far. I taught her to fetch, swim, and leash training with ease. She traveled the Alaska highway with me to Alaska and loves car rides now. Thankful that I found her.

Alexander C.


Adopted 06/19/2022

The perfect fit for my son and myself! Thank you Heart of the Valley.

Brooks F.


Adopted 05/19/2022

Teak-formerly Delgado is the perfect addition to our family. He is gentle, loves to snuggle, fetch, and run in the mountains. He is a very loyal boy who will do anything for children. He prefers us all to be together, and doesn’t like being alone. He loves regular outdoor adventures and is the perfect hiking and biking, companion. He is now very spoiled and we are lucky to have him!

Kristen D.


Adopted 06/05/2022

Lucy has opened up from a shy pup to the friendliest dog around! Everyone who meets her says she is the sweetest dog ever. I’m so grateful for HOV for giving me my best friend! I can’t imagine life without my Lucy by my side.



Adopted 08/24/2022

We adopted another kitty for our old cat to have a playmate, hoping they would get along. It took two days for them to get used to each other and now Mooshu is Momo’s shadow!

Cindy Le


Adopted 07/26/2022

Lennon loves to adventure! He is the sweetest dog I have ever had. He loves long walks, tennis balls, sleeping in tubes, and giving kisses.

Daria P.


Adopted 09/18/2022

Lennon loves to adventure! He is the sweetest dog I have ever had. He loves long walks, tennis balls, sleeping in tubes, and giving kisses.

Angela K.


Adopted 2020

Joey came to us after we lost her older sister at a young age. She has brought us countless joyful moments, with her love and playfulness! We will always be grateful for filling a very large space in our hearts.

Jean & Kyle


Adopted 08/17/2022

I immediately fell in love with Nike when I saw her at the shelter. She was sweet and shy and as I went to move past her cage, she reached her paws out to me as if to say don’t go. She still reaches out to me when I go to leave and is always ready to follow me wherever I go. When she gets excited she shakes her tail really fast and shakes her head. She melts my heart every day. I’m so glad I adopted this sweet girl.


Green Bean

Adopted 09/04/2022

Although I’ve only had Green Bean for a couple weeks, I couldn’t have found a better match for me. Green Bean loves to snuggle, play with feathers, and pounce on toes. She’s the cutest cat I’ve ever seen and I cant wait to watch her grow up!

Olivia K.


Adopted 08/19/2022

I’ve had miss Sassy for a little over a month now and I couldn’t be happier, and she seems to be very happy too! She has a little cat hammock that sticks to the window right next to my bed that she enjoys sunbathing in, and every night she sleeps on my bed. Lately I’ve been waking up to her cuddled right next to me, and she’s a wonderful study buddy for exams week! Sassy is a very smart and inquisitive cat, and always lives up to her name when I get home from work or school, giving me an earful before I get my shoes off and give her all the attention I can! I love my new friend, and I hope that I can continue to do everything I can to keep her happy and healthy!

Tara B.


Adopted 10/23/2019

When we came into the shelter, we didn’t really know if we wanted to adopt. We just moved to Montana and didn’t know how or why we pulled into Heart of the Valley but we did anyways. While there, we saw so many kitties but then we laid our eyes on Angel. We were able to get her out of her kennel and love on her and then when we tried to place her back; she immediately latched on to my wife and wouldn’t let her go…. so since that day, we never let go of her either. She’s one of the best things that happened to us.

Courtney H.


Adopted 08/09/2022

I adopted Zihni, formerly known as Jinxy, because of how sweet and open to cuddling she was. She has continued this and sleeps right next to me every night. She’s super cuddly in the mornings and will politely wait for me to wake up to get her morning snuggles, but at nighttime she loves to play. Shes also getting the hang of walking on a harness/leash and becoming more confident in herself. She’s very happy now and knows that she can get belly rubs if she rolls over and looks at someone, I couldn’t be happier to have her as my first cat.

Bailey T.


Adopted 10/21/2020

Draco is the sweetest and most cuddly boy. He brings so much joy to our life’s. It’s been amazing watching him grow these past couple years. We support HOV and it’s mission to help veterans adjust to civilian life with a companion by their side. We adopted Draco a couple months after Mike got out of the military. Draco is a blessing to our family.

Karis & Mike


Adopted 09/25/2022

Bogey is the biggest cuddle bug/lap dog! He loves his morning walks with our other German shepherd and taking naps with us. Truly such a sweet boy!

Katie & Jaden


Adopted 09/24/2022

Otter is the best pup we could have asked for! He’s the sweetest, so smart, and great with the kids. He keeps our other dog active and happy. He’s been the perfect addition to our family.

Katie O.