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.
3/20/2021: 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!
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
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!
Bailey is our Golden Pet of the Week. Bailey is a 1 year old black lab. She is full of energy and would love to find a family that would love to spend time playing with her and teaching her new tricks!
TRIP OF THE MONTH
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!