The Main Shelter and Thrift Store are closing at 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, for a special event. Adoption visits are first-come, first-served. We recommend checking our current waitlist prior to your visit. Most other services are by appointment only, including reuniting lost animals, surrendering a pet, wildlife rehabilitation, and more.

Accountant and Building Director

Sara Hoven

Sara Hoven has been a member of the DCHS team for more than 20 years, serving in various roles before her current position as Accountant & Building Director. She has a passion for animals of all sizes, both companion and wildlife.

As Accountant & Building Director, Sara leads our accounting team to keep our finances and payroll in order. She ensures that the building and shelter equipment are in top shape, coordinating staff and volunteers to keep the shelter looking great. Sara is also our HR liaison.

(608) 838-0413 ext. 112


Pam McCloud Smith

Executive Director

Doug Brown

Assistant Executive Director

Sarah Byerley

Director of Animal Operations

Amy Good

Director of Development and Marketing

Sara Hoven

Accountant and Building Director

Laurie Ringquist

Director of Customer Service