Most DCHS and Wildlife Center services are by appointment only. If you found a lost animal, need to surrender a pet, found wildlife in need of help, or require another service, please call before coming to the shelter. Adoption visits are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Director of Customer Service

Laurie Ringquist

Laurie joined DCHS as the Director of Customer Service in March, 2017, after having served as Shelter Director at a municipal shelter in Indiana for 12 years. She shares her home with one teenager, two geriatric dogs and two cats, adopted from her last foster litter.

Laurie manages our Volunteer Program, our Adoptions Program, including all of our satellite locations, our Thrift Store, as well as our Front Office, which handles all of our intake as well as reuniting lost pets with their families.

(608) 838-0413 ext. 177

Volunteer Team

Laurie Ringquist

Director of Customer Service

Patty Zehl

Volunteer Coordinator

Vicki Fox

Cat, Critter, and Carestaff Assistant Volunteer Coordinator