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.

Birthday Bash

2 hour rental of DCHS Training Room

$200 for up to 15 children

Includes:

  • Adoptable animal tour
  • Interaction with DCHS education animals
  • Animal craft or shelter service project
  • DCHS birthday gift

Party Like An Animal

2 hour rental of DCHS Training Room

$250 for up to 15 children

Includes:

  • Opportunity to name a DCHS animal
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour of DCHS
  • Interaction with DCHS education animals
  • Animal craft or shelter service project
  • DCHS birthday gift

We’re debuting new birthday party options in October. Check back for our new offerings!

Book Your Party

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Humane Educator.

Details

Education Opportunity Statement

At Dane County Humane Society, we know our education programs thrive from having diverse and inclusive participation. Diversity and inclusion are celebrated and embraced at Dane County Humane Society. We will not discriminate against or give preference to any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, arrest record, genetic information, veteran status or other class protected by applicable law. DCHS puts people first and we are happy to work with learners to remove barriers and put any reasonable accommodations into practice to the extent that it is safe to do so.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds may be granted up to 24 hours after payment has been submitted, less a $25.00 administration fee, if requested in writing to the Humane Educator at education@giveshelter.org. After 24 hours from payment submission, fees are non-refundable but the event reservation may be transferred to another date in some situations. Dane County Humane Society reserves the right to cancel events due to various circumstances.

Allergy Information

DCHS utilizes peanut butter for animal enrichment throughout the shelter, and therefore is unable to provide a peanut-free facility. We are unable to make accommodations for children with severe peanut allergies.