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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Jan 24th, 2023

Behind the Numbers: Wildlife Center's 2022 Annual Report Data

What animals were admitted to DCHS's Wildlife Center for rehabilitation in 2022? How many of what species, and could we find any trends? See details of our recent annual wildlife reports!

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Pet Care Resources

Jan 3rd, 2023

New Year, New Cat Weight Resolutions

Resolve to help your cat lose or maintain a healthy weight in 2023.

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Pet Care Resources How to Help

Sep 7th, 2022

Keeping Pets With the Families Who Love Them

Animals thrive with the families who love them. Pets for Life supports people in our community, like Fernando and his family, by providing essential supplies and services – all at no cost.

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Adoption Pet Care Resources

Aug 3rd, 2022

Reuniting Souls to Create New Loving Families

Thanks to supporters like you, DCHS’s Behavior Modification program can help dogs like Hank improve their manners and prepare for success in their new homes.

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Pet Care Resources

Aug 2nd, 2022

Coping With the Loss of a Pet

Dane County Humane Society delves into the emotions surrounding losing our pets and how to cope with that loss.

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Pet Care Resources

Jul 5th, 2022

From Lost to Found Thanks to DCHS

Dane County Humane Society's Lost and Found staff and volunteers work hard cross-checking various files and photos to reunite hundreds of lost pets with their families each year.

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Pet Care Resources

Jun 27th, 2022

Tips to Help Pets During Fireworks Season

DCHS provides tips on how to keep your pets safe during the Independence Day holiday and what to do if they get lost.

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