DCHS can visit your school, business or organization to teach participants about different animal related topics. We offer several different presentation lengths, and we are able to accommodate groups of all sizes.

Presentation Fees:

  • 40 minutes - $70
  • 60 minutes - $85

DCHS Education Programs have a travel fee with the price of presentations. The first 20 miles round trip to your facility will have no extra charge. For distances of more than 20 miles round trip, there will be a $1 charge per mile.

Our most popular presentation topics are below.

Pet Care and Responsibility

Dog Safety

Dane County Humane Society

DCHS's Wildlife Center

Schedule a Presentation

Tours of the DCHS Main Shelter

A behind-the-scenes tour is available for groups of all ages, from preschoolers to older adults! During this one-hour tour, visitors will learn about DCHS, witness staff and volunteers in action, and view our available animals looking for homes. Tour guests will also get to meet our education animals.

Tour fees:

  • 1-10 Participants: $50
  • 11-20 Participants: $75
  • 21-30 Participants: $100

*Tour availability may be limited during June-August due to Camp Pawprint occurring onsite.

Schedule a Tour

Field Trips

Love the idea of a tour and a presentation? Consider a field trip to the DCHS Main Shelter! Field trips to DCHS are a 2 or 2.5 hour adventures, including a behind-the-scenes tour, time with our education animals, a craft or service project, a presentation and space to eat your lunch here at DCHS!

We require a minimum of 15 students to schedule a field trip and have a maximum number of 40.

Field Trip Fees:

  • $10/participant
  • No charge for teachers

*We are unable to accommodate field trips during June-August due to Camp Pawprint occurring daily onsite.

Interested in a field trip? Click here!

If you have any questions about scheduling presentations, tours, or field trips please contact our Humane Educator.

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 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 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. 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 is unable to provide a peanut free facility. We are unable to make accommodations for children with severe peanut allergies.