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.

Main Shelter


5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI 53718

(608) 838-0413


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

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

By Appointment Only

CLOSED New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Open 12:00pm to 3:00pm Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Almost all DCHS services are by appointment only. If you found a lost animal, need to surrender a pet, or require another service, please call before coming to the shelter. Adoptions and donation drop offs are available as walk-in services during open hours.

DCHS's Wildlife Center


5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI 53718

Located in the red building to the left of the Main Shelter building.

(608) 287-3235



**The DCHS Wildlife Center is open by appointment only.**

Please call and set an appointment before coming to the shelter.

9:00am to 5:00pm daily

Holiday hours may vary, please call for more details

All wildlife admissions are by appointment only. Please call to discuss the situation and schedule an appointment before bringing an animal in.

DCHS Thrift Store


6904 Watts Road
Madison, WI 53719

(608) 709-1275



Shopping and Donation Drop Off Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday
11:00am to 7:00pm

Sunday and Monday
11:00am to 5:00pm

For more information, visit the Thrift Store Page.