Other Ways to Give

Heart of the Valley, is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter located in Bozeman serving the Gallatin and Madison Counties including Bozeman, Belgrade, Manhattan, Three Forks, Big Sky, and West Yellowstone.

Every contribution to HOV we receive goes to critical expenses such as shelter, spay-neuter operations, food, medical treatments, vaccinations, and a caring staff for the thousands of lost and homeless animals at the shelter. Your donation will help to create a second chance for the animals at Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter. Please know that your generosity is deeply appreciated.  We are happy to count you among our valued community of supporters.

Heart of the Valley does not sell, rent, exchange or otherwise release information about its donors or customers.

Our Federal Tax ID Number 23-7375919

Help out Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter by hosting a fundraiser.

Your donations are always appreciated at the shelter! Donated items may be brought to the shelter any day between 12pm and 5:30pm. If you have an “in-kind” donation, i.e., any goods or services, but are not certain whether the shelter can accept it, please contact our front desk (406) 388-9399.

Click here to purchase items from our Amazon wish list. Items purchased from our Amazon list are shipped directly to the shelter. Please note: We are not told who the gift is from unless you choose to include a ‘gift note.’ Please include your name as well as an email address and mailing address. If you do, we can send you a thank you and donation receipt.


Fancy Feast Kitten Wet Food
Kitty Lounge Disposable Litter Tray
Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Mother & Baby Cat Dry Food
Friskies Pate style canned cat food
Purina One Healthy Kitten dry food
Kitten Foster enclosure
The Miracle Nipple
Breeder’s Edge Foster Care Feline – Powered Milk Replacement
Loyall Life Lamb and Rice for adult dogs (Purchased at Murdoch’s)
Loyall Life Chicken and Rice for Puppies (Purchased at Murdoch’s)
Hard plastic dog crates in working order; Size M, L, XL, XXL
Nylon dog collars with buckle
Martingale training Collars (All Sizes)
Easy Walk harnesses (M, L, XL)
Nylon cat collars
Cat toys
Kong stuff-it toys
Bully sticks
Soft dog training treats
Cat trees (in good condition)
Gift cards to Pet Supply stores
Murdoch’s gift cards
Grooming Clippers and Blades
Unscented baby wipes


Cat trees that are broken, shredded or stained
Stained dog beds
Cat beds with stuffing
Broken crates
Sheets or pillows
Down comforters
Blankets with holes
Diabetic Insulin Needles


Powdered laundry detergent
Paper towels
One gallon freezer and sandwich (pint) ziploc bags
Toilet paper
Clorox Liquid Bleach (non-scented)
Kirkland brand Nitrile Exam Gloves, size Small, Medium, Large
Unscented dryer sheets


Children’s craft supplies (various)
Copy Paper
Forever stamps
Black Wet Erase Markers (Fine and Ultra Fine)
Trash bags
Gift Cards to Home Supply Stores
Poop Scoops
Weed control lawn fertilizer, such as Scott’s Turf Builder
Plastic tree wraps
Bags of mulch
Assorted Gardening Tools: hoes, shovels, rakes, etc.

Any donated items that the shelter cannot use are available to the public in our Community Food Pantry.

Animal Banks

Thank you to these Bozeman, Belgrade, Ennis, West Yellowstone, and Big Sky businesses for having an HOV animal donation bank by their registers! Your spare change makes a huge difference in the lives of our animals!

If you feel this list is incomplete or you want an animal bank at your business please contact Kelly at 406-404-3070.

Support your local animal shelterLicense Plate 2

Anyone who owns a passenger car, pickup, van, sport utility vehicle, motor home, large truck, bus or trailer that is registered in Montana may choose to display a license plate sponsored by Heart of the Valley.  There is no special process to apply for or renew most sponsored plates. The county treasurer issues or renews the plates when you pay the applicable vehicle registration fees and any special license plate fees.

Sporting a HOV license plate not only says you love your pets, but also you support our efforts to help those that cannot speak for themselves.