Our Main Shelter (including the Adoption Center and Front Office) will be closed Saturday, 9/30, for Bark & Wine! The Wildlife Center and Thrift Store will be open their regular hours.

Bark & Wine: The Cat's Meow

 5132 Voges Road, Madison

Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The dogs have had their day, and DCHS cats are taking over this year's Bark & Wine! 

Our fine felines want to welcome you to the shelter, tell you some happy tales, and show you a night you won’t forget in nine lifetimes! Your support makes a big difference in the lives of thousands of animals, all while enjoying tasty treats by Chef Oscar Villarreal of Migrants and Calliope ice cream. We ask that guests (feline and human) kindly DON'T push your wineglass off the table! 

Don’t tell the cats, but we’ll have puppy greeters too!

  • 6:00-7:00 pm—VIP(urr) Hour
  • 7:00-9:00 pm—General Admission

Matching Challenge

Thanks to a generous $15,000 matching challenge, given in memory of longtime DCHS supporter and friend to the animals Tim Walton, ALL donations given through Bark & Wine will be matched! Thank you to the Walton Family for challenging us all to be our most generous selves for animals in need!

Online Auction 

We'll have over 200 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. Thank you to all of the businesses who have donated items and services to our online auction!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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! 

**Ticket sales are now closed. Thank you!**

Browse & Bid in the Online Auction

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