Check out our new hours. Most DCHS and Wildlife Center services are by appointment only, including reuniting lost animals, surrendering a pet, wildlife rehabilitation, and more. Adoption visits are first-come, first-served. We recommend checking our current waitlist prior to your visit.

Helping People Help Animals

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Meet your new best friend

Help Wildlife
Found a wild animal? Find out what to do

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Found A Lost Animal

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For nearly 100 years, DCHS has provided services for our community, helping people help animals. Whether you are looking to bring a new pet into your family, searching for your lost pet, found a wild animal in need of assistance, have made the difficult decision to surrender your pet or are looking for educational opportunities, DCHS is here to help.

Upcoming Events

ALL EVENTS

Now through Sat. Dec 31st, 2022

David Reck Pet Portraits

2:00 pm

Purchase a custom pet portrait from a local artist and a donation will be made to help local animals in need!

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Now through Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022

Stampin' Up! Craft Fairs

9:00 am

Shop at Stampin' Up! this holiday season and a portion of sales will be donated back to DCHS!

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Now through Tue. Feb 28th, 2023

2023 Madison Firefighters Charity Calendar

Get your 2022 Madison Firefighter Calendar at DCHS's Thrift Store, Mounds Pet Food Warehouse or at madisonfirecalendar.com!

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Now through Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

| 5132 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month and we are celebrating all month long!

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Nov 29th, 2022

From Rough Past to New Beginning Thanks to You

Thanks to your generous support, DCHS can address immediate dental and medical issues for animals like Eddie.

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Nov 29th, 2022

You Helped This Green Heron Soar

Thanks to the support of incredible community members like you, DCHS’s wildlife rehabilitators nursed this green heron back to health.

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Adopt

Peezy
Male | 2 years
Lop Eared

Frankie
Female | 4 years
Domestic Shorthair

Diamond
Male | Age Unknown
Retriever, Labrador

Atticus
Male | 7 years
Domestic Shorthair

Albus
Male | 2 months
German Shepherd

FIND YOUR BEST FRIEND

Main Shelter Location & Hours

ADDRESS

5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI 53718

(608) 838-0413

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HOURS

Every day except Wednesday
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Wednesdays
Closed