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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Found a wild animal? Find out what to do

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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

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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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Mon. Jan 30th, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Paint Night: Paint Your Pup

6:30 pm | 214 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704

Learn how to paint using watercolors! In this class, you will learn different painting techniques while you will paint your own dog!

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Wed. Feb 1st, 2023 to Tue. Feb 28th, 2023

People for Pets With Mounds Pet Food Warehouse

| All Dane County Mounds Locations

Shop Mounds Pet Food Warehouse all month long to support DCHS!

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Fri. Feb 10th, 2023

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Adoption Event at Mounds - Fitchburg

4:00 pm | 5350 King James Way, Fitchburg, WI 53719

Meet adoptable animals during this Adoption Event at Mounds Pet Food Warehouse in Fitchburg.

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Jan 24th, 2023

Behind the Numbers: Wildlife Center's 2022 Annual Report Data

What animals were admitted to DCHS's Wildlife Center for rehabilitation in 2022? How many of what species, and could we find any trends? See details of our recent annual wildlife reports!

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Jan 24th, 2023

Bald Eagle Boom: Setting Intake Records in 2022

A record number of bald eagles came in to DCHS's Wildlife Center in 2022. How many eagles were admitted and for what reasons? The answers and numbers below may surprise you.

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Adopt

Kelby
Male | Age Unknown
Terrier, Pit Bull

Keaner
Male | 1 year
German Shepherd

Aspen
Male | 4 months
Retriever, Labrador

Alaska
Male | 4 months
Retriever, Labrador

Wilhelm Grimm
Male | Age Unknown
Guinea Pig

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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