Show your love for homeless pets on Love Your Pet Day! Stop by any Mounds Pet Food Warehouse store in Dane County today (February 20th) and round up your purchase or choose an amount to donate at the register. Mounds will contribute $2 for every $1 donated to DCHS! Learn more.

Director of Animal Operations

Sarah Byerley

Sarah began her involvement at DCHS as an animal caretaker in 2000. Since that time she has worked in various other roles at DCHS, settling into her role as Director of Animal Operations in early 2008. Sarah enjoys the outdoors, live music and spending time with her husband and two kids. Sarah and her family share their home with two DCHS alumni dogs, Mabel and Otto.

As Director of Animal Operations, Sarah is responsible for the oversight of the animal admitting, animal care, canine behavior, animal medical services (AMS) and foster departments.

(608) 838-0413 ext. 157


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