Dog training class has been canceled on Tuesday, May 21st, due to the severe weather predicted to hit our area. Class will be made up on Tuesday, May 28th.

Service Days

Service Days are a great way for kids and their families to help the animals at Dane County Humane Society without having to commit to a regular volunteer shift. Participants will get the opportunity to earn service hours while engaging in helpful volunteer activities at the shelter. We host these events once a month on either a Saturday or Sunday.

Upcoming Service Days:

Sunday, June 23rd 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 11th 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Register Here!


Service days will typically last 1.5 hours and provide opportunities for participants to learn about Dane County Humane Society, gain animal knowledge, build relationships with other animal lovers, increase comfort around animals, and have fun! Each day includes volunteer activities to help the shelter and time with our classroom animals. Examples of activities include stuffing Kong dog toys, making treat boxes, cleaning up the walking trails, and much more!

  • Youth participants 8-17 years old can be dropped off or adults are welcome to stay and participate with their child.
  • Youth participants 4-7 years old must be accompanied by an adult participant at all times.
  • Adult participants must register for the event, too!


  • $15 per youth participant
  • $10 per adult participant (Adults can only register if they are attending with a child)

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.

Please email if you have questions or need assistance.

Build a More Humane Future

Want to help bring DCHS Education Programs to more community members? Make a donation that supports one-of-a-kind education experiences!

Education program donations may be used to provide scholarships, add to presentation materials, provide extra craft supplies, or fill other needs for our education programs. As a private, non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any national or governmental organizations, DCHS relies on support like yours!

Education Program Information

Cancellation Policy

Refunds may be granted up to 24 hours after payment has been submitted, if requested in writing to the Humane Educator at 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.

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.