The Main Shelter and Thrift Store are closing at 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, for a special event. Adoption visits are first-come, first-served. We recommend checking our current waitlist prior to your visit. Most other services are by appointment only, including reuniting lost animals, surrendering a pet, wildlife rehabilitation, and more.

Volunteer at Brat Fest

Next opportunity with Brat Fest: 2022

It's time for Brat Fest again, which takes place in Madison from May 27-29. Each year, Brat Fest depends on nearly 5,000 volunteers from supporting organizations like DCHS. DCHS receives $8.00 for each hour served by Brat Fest volunteers that select DCHS as their charity. Help is also needed with set up from May 22-26.

Anyone can do this, and it’s a fun way to help the critters waiting to find their new homes at Dane County Humane Society. Brat Fest volunteers do not need to be DCHS volunteers. You can even have family members, friends, co-workers join you in the fun at Brat Fest! You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer alone at Brat Fest.

What to expect as a Brat Fest volunteer:

How to sign up to volunteer at Brat Fest:

Contact us with any questions! Thank you for supporting DCHS!