Check out our new hours. 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.

Looking for our Giving Societies?

Separate from our Membership program, Dane County Humane Society has several giving societies to support the lifesaving work happening at the shelter every day. Members of the Directors’ Council have the opportunity to engage in unique experiences with DCHS throughout the year. This includes updates with our directors and other shelter leaders, exclusive special events, animal experiences and more.

When you become a Constant Companion, you join other devoted supporters giving monthly to sustain the lifesaving work of Dane County Humane Society.

Learn more about these programs below. Joining the Directors' Council and/or Constant Companions does not include DCHS Membership.

Directors' Council

Constant Companions

DCHS Membership

As a DCHS member, you will change the lives of animals in our community and your commitment will help us save more lives every year.

Members can also receive exclusive benefits while supporting the shelter. Membership offers valuable discounts to shelter programs and events, discounts at Madison area businesses and much more!

True Friend ($35)

Partner in Paws ($100)

Animal Advocate ($500)

Guardian Angel ($1,000)

Membership Discounts

To become a DCHS member, one must be 18 years or older. Also, only individuals or couples can become members, organizations and businesses cannot. All memberships must be renewed annually to maintain member status.