FOR 2021







We are a small animal shelter in Central Montana, proudly serving Chouteau county and surrounding areas. Florence Dedman Animal shelter is a non profit shelter that has been in business for over 25 years. 

Our main goal is to bring people and adoptable animals together while also ensuring our residents have a happy, clean, comfortable and loving place to call home no matter how long or short their stay.

4/17/2021: Adoption event at Fetch Pet Boutique in Great Falls from 10am to 2pm
*We have a new Facebook page! Head on over and give us a "Like" at Dedman Animal Shelter - Fort Benton
* We have teamed up with Golden Triangle Brew Co. to help bring adopters and adoptable animals together. Each week the brewery will be selecting a current resident of the shelter to sponsor! "Thank you!" to Golden Triangle Brew Co. for standing with us in our mission to save animals!
Adoptable dogs 

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Monday 8-3

Tuesday 8-3

Wednesday 8-3

Thursday 8-1

Friday 8-3

Saturday 8-3

Sunday 8-3


393 adoptions in 2020 with 391 intakes

We are no longer able to provide boarding, sorry for any inconvenience​​

Adopted from the Dedman before? We are looking for pictures of previous residents to add to our collage. It can be a picture with their family or by themselves! Send us a message on facebook or email it to dedmanf@mtintouch.net 


Interested in volunteering? Give us a call or check out the "VOLUNTEERS" tab at the top of the page for more info!

Big "thank you" to PetCo for awarding us a grant this season! Thanks to them we were able to get and additional 10 animals spayed/neutered!

Adoptable cats

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Pretty Lady is our Golden Pet of the Week. Lady is a 4 year old mixed breed. She is a little shy at first but warms up quickly. She would do best in a quiet home with a doggy sibling. Pretty Lady is good with people of all ages! 



Ticket for the 2021 Trip of the Month are on sale now! You can purchase tickets in person at the shelter or by mail. Give us a call for mail purchase instructions or if you have any other questions. Drawings take place on the first Thursday of every month during the board meeting. Don't miss out on the fun!