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.

Bark & Wine: Wildlife Edition!

 5132 Voges Road, Madison

Sat. Oct 15th, 2022

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bark & Wine has gone wild to celebrate our Wildlife Center’s 20th Anniversary!

In addition to snuggling puppies, playing with kittens, and enjoying tasty beverages and hors d’oeuvres, you’ll also get a peek behind the curtain to see how our wildlife rehabilitators save thousands of lives each year.

  • 6:00-7:00 pm—VIP Cocktail Hour
  • 7:00-9:00 pm—General Admission

Guests will get to explore the main shelter and meet our companion animals, while also enjoying on-screen Wildlife Center tours, a livestream of current patients roosting in flight pens , and displays to bring wildlife rehabilitation to you. It’s everything you love about a typical Bark & Wine, plus an extra celebration of our native critters!

Enjoy Tasty Treats

This is your chance to enjoy sweet and savory bites at tasting stations throughout the shelter. Our friends at The Vibrant Veg and Heirloom Bakery and Kitchen are putting their own spin on our wild theme by incorporating wild combinations and foraged foods into their treats! Each station's bite will also be paired with a beverage sample, including new seltzers from One Barrel Brewing Company, beer from Karben4 Brewing, wines selected by the experts at Left Bank Wine, and (new this year) non-alcoholic beer and wine provided by Grüvi.

Online Auction and Matching Gift

We'll have over 100 items generously donated by local businesses, DCHS volunteers, and other supporters available in our online auction. All proceeds go to provide comfort and care to our animals. If you are interested in donating to the auction, please contact us.

We will also have a matching gift opportunity so that donations made during the event will have twice the impact. If you'd like to be a part of our matching challenge, please contact Sarah Linn.

Thank you!

Please take a moment to scroll down and check out our list of sponsors. These generous local businesses and individuals make a tremendous difference at DCHS. We'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each of them!

**Update: Our VIP Tickets have SOLD OUT! Thank you for your incredible support! General Admission tickets are still available.**

Reserve your place today!