Volunteer Coordinator

Patty Zehl

Patty joined the Volunteer Team in 2010, and animals have always been a big part of her life. Patty owned and managed a Madison area pet store for 17 years, advocating for appropriate lifelong care of pets. Before joining DCHS as Volunteer Coordinator, Patty volunteered as a Master Gardener in Kansas and Wisconsin, as a KONZA prairie docent, a VISTA volunteer and helped start both the Middleton Outreach Ministry food pantry garden and Bock Community Garden.

As the Volunteer Coordinator, Patty acts as the liaison between volunteers and DCHS’s core programs and services. Patty ensures DCHS's needs are met through recruitment, orientation, on-going support, recognition and retention for the volunteers that make a difference for DCHS staff and the animals in our care.

(608) 838-0413 ext. 114

Volunteer Team

Laurie Ringquist

Director of Customer Service

Patty Zehl

Volunteer Coordinator

Shelbi Bernard

Volunteer Training & Thrift Store Coordinator

Kaitlyn Breaux

Satellite Adoption Centers Coordinator

Nikki Darga

Canine Volunteer Training Coordinator