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.

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Nov 29th, 2022

From Rough Past to New Beginning Thanks to You

Thanks to your generous support, DCHS can address immediate dental and medical issues for animals like Eddie.

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Adoption How to Help

Nov 29th, 2022

From Rough Past to New Beginning Thanks to You

Thanks to your generous support, DCHS can address immediate dental and medical issues for animals like Eddie.

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Adoption How to Help

Nov 26th, 2022

Helping Puppies Be Their Goofy Selves

When puppies like Zak become sick, DCHS can quickly diagnose and treat them thanks to generous supporters like you.

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Adoption

Nov 1st, 2022

New Program Connects Seniors With Pets

Thanks to funding from Pets for the Elderly, senior citizens are finding it a little easier to bring a new companion home from DCHS.

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Adoption How to Help

Sep 7th, 2022

Helping Her True Personality Shine Through

Shy Piper spent most of her time at DCHS hiding, but thanks to extra attention from staff, she became more comfortable at the shelter and found a new home where her personality could shine through.

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Adoption

Sep 7th, 2022

Despite Challenges, Animals Near and Far Find New Homes

In response to increasing animal populations, DCHS partnered with NBC15 to host a month-long Clear The Shelters adoption event.

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Adoption Event

Aug 12th, 2022

DCHS to Host Clear The Shelters Adoption Event

Dane County Humane Society is reducing fees on all dogs, cats, and critters for a two-day adoption event as part of Clear The Shelters 2022.

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