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Welcome to the Thompson River Animal Care Shelter



Located in Thompson Falls, Montana. Thompson River Animal Care Shelter is dedicated to the welfare of animals in Northwestern Montana. Our goal is to provide shelter for the lost, homeless, neglected, and abused animals until a suitable loving home can be found.


All animals adopted through TRACS will be healthy, vaccinated and spayed or neutered. New owners have to agree to license as required, treat the new pet humanely and continue to insure the pet is in a healthy and loving environment. Working with the community, TRACS has grown into a shelter that will not turn away any needful pet, and can assure a healthy and comfortable life for the pets in Northwestern Montana.

TRACS is a non-profit organization and exists solely on donations. With your help we can achieve our goal.



Note:  When searching for directions to our location do not use google, yahoo or other search engines.
They have the wrong location address.  Go to "Directions" page for directions.


If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. That is the principal difference between a dog and a man."

 -- Mark Twain







Our 2019 Calendars are available for purchase through our website.

The Calendars are $12.00 with $2.00 shipping, or pickup at the TRACS Office.

Proceeds from the Calendars help make it possible to continue TRACS operations.

We thank everyone for their support.





<<<<<------  Use the "Donate" Paypal link to the left, it accepts PayPal and Major Credit Cards. In the option for notes state "2017 Calendars" and add your name and postal shipping address.



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Most of our adoptable pets are at the shelter, however we do have some that are in foster home situations. Because we are an all volunteer organization, it is important to contact us before visiting the shelter to insure there will be someone available to assist you in your search for the right pet.

We require that you apply for an adoption using our Adoption Application forms and we have both printable and online application forms for your use. The printable forms may be faxed or mailed and the online forms may be submitted for immediate transmittal. We have also included copies of the Adoption Contracts for your preview.

If you find a pet you are interested in and it is still adoptable, please follow these steps: 

  • Complete an Adoption Application for the desired pet

  • Submit electronically or mail the application to TRACS

  • Allow us to review the application

  • Set up an appointment with one of our adoption assistants

When the steps are completed and approved, the pet can be adopted upon receipt of the full adoption fee.

All of our pets will be up to date on vaccinations and will be spayed or neutered.


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