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

LEARN ABOUT US

Donate
Make a life-saving gift

Adopt
Meet your new best friend

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

Volunteer

Find My Lost Pet

CHECK OUT OUR PET SEARCH

Found A Lost Animal

WE CAN HELP

Our Services

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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

One Barrel Brewing Company Hard Seltzers

4:00 pm | 2001 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Princess and Penny is a brand new hard seltzer line from One Barrel Brewing Company the benefits DCHS!

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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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Sat. Oct 15th, 2022

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bark & Wine: Wildlife Edition!

6:00 pm | 5132 Voges Road, Madison

Bark & Wine has gone wild to celebrate our Wildlife Center’s 20th Anniversary!

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Sep 7th, 2022

Helping Her True Personality Shine Through

Shy Piper spent most of her time at DCHS hiding, but thanks to extra attention from staff, she became more comfortable at the shelter and found a new home where her personality could shine through.

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Sep 7th, 2022

Keeping Pets With the Families Who Love Them

Animals thrive with the families who love them. Pets for Life supports people in our community, like Fernando and his family, by providing essential supplies and services – all at no cost.

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Adopt

Pumpkin Spice
Male | Age Unknown
Terrier, American Pit Bull

Pumpkin
Male | 7 months
Guinea Pig

Juanita
Female | Age Unknown
Guinea Pig

Trixie
Female | 4 years
Cur, Black-Mouth

51199414
Male | Age Unknown
Rat

FIND YOUR BEST FRIEND

Main Shelter Location & Hours

ADDRESS

5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI 53718

(608) 838-0413

HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
12:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturday and Sunday
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Wednesdays
By Appointment Only