Most DCHS and Wildlife Center services are by appointment only. If you found a lost animal, need to surrender a pet, found wildlife in need of help, or require another service, please call before coming to the shelter. Adoption visits are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Toto's Gala

Save the Date!

Toto's Gala 2023 will be Friday, March 24. Reservation sales will launch on this page in mid-January.

Thank you to everyone who joined the final event of our Centennial Celebration! We had a wonderful time reconnecting with all our supporters, telling stories of animals who found their way home, and raising the funds needed to help animals who will soon be coming our way. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, event guests, auction donors and winners, and all our other supporters, we are thrilled to announce that this year's event brought in over $155,000 for the animals! Thank you so much for making this possible!!

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Join Dane County Humane Society as we top off our year-long centennial celebration. Come together on Friday, March 11 for a glamorous night of puppy greeters, cocktails, dinner, and dancing. With both in-person and virtual options, we’re looking forward to welcoming guests near and far!

  • Event Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
  • Location: Monona Terrace or Virtual
  • Attire: Semi-formal

6:00-7:00 pm—Cocktail Hour

Puppy, kitten, and other animal greeters will welcome guests into the Grand Terrace for a cocktail hour, silent auction, and a chance to mingle with both two and four-legged friends.

The Cocktail Hour is hosted by Laffey, Leitner and Goode, LLC

Our Puppy Greeters are sponsored by Mounds Pet Food Warehouse

7:00-9:00 pm—Dinner and Presentation

We'll move into the Ballroom for dinner and a chance to hear the stories of animals who’ve learned that there’s no place like home.

Toto's Gala is presented by The BerbeeWalsh Foundation

9:00-11:00 pm—After Party

We'll wrap up the night by turning up the tunes at the After Party - so be sure to wear your dancing shoes!

Click here to see the Virtual Event celebration timeline.

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Updated Covid-19 Protocols

As DCHS has done throughout the pandemic, we have been carefully watching public health recommendations around COVID-19. For Toto's Gala, we will follow whatever Dane County’s COVID-19 precautions are at the time of the event.

As of March 1, Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) has removed the mask requirement in public places. According to the new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines released today, February 25, Dane County has a low risk of transmission. Thus, masks are only recommended for some individuals.

Masking is recommended for anyone not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, anyone with COVID-like symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Additionally, guests may always opt to wear a mask based on personal preference and personal level of risk.

As we still have many guests choosing to attend virtually, we are anticipating in-person attendance of about half our usual size, spread out widely in the same event space.

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