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.

Dec 1, 2019

You Make Perfect Pairs Possible!

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Your support of DCHS creates new, loving families for thousands of animals a year!

When Blipper was found alone, wandering down South Park Street in Madison, there was a good chance this young Pit Bull Terrier mix would be reunited with his owner. After all, around 80% of stray dogs that come to Dane County Humane Society are returned to their families thanks to ID tags, microchips and a dedicated team of lost and found volunteers.

Blipper patiently waited while we searched for an owner, but when none could be found the process began to find this happy boy a new family.

You couldn’t help but fall in love when Blipper would give you a big, goofy smile and bounce around tossing toys in the air. He would spend his days lounging in a staff member’s office, watching the turkeys, and sometimes kids in our summer camp program, pass by the window.

To help burn off some of Blipper’s endless energy, DCHS’s Canine Behavior Team set up play dates with another adoptable dog, big hound mix named Banner. Blipper and Banner were instant best friends, enjoying their time together and bounding around the play yards.

Blipper was quickly becoming a DCHS staff and volunteer favorite, but he was finding it difficult to find just the right family who could keep up with his high energy and big personality.

Exactly one month after being found stray, Blipper met someone who was up for the challenge of keeping up with his high energy.

Chris wasn’t exactly looking to adopt at the time, but when he stumbled across Blipper’s photo on DCHS’s website he knew he had to come meet this ‘adorable little meathead.’ It was love at first sight.

Blipper, now Buddy, goes to work with Chris so they can accommodate Buddy’s favorite activity – playing at the dog park! Chris and Buddy go two to three times a day, before work, during lunch breaks and any other time they can get away. Buddy loves spending the day running and wrestling with his new dog friends at the park, and Chris loves watching his happy boy have fun.

“He’s spoiled rotten,” says Chris “and I love him to death!”

Your support brings together perfect matches just like Blipper and Chris every day. When you give generously you’re helping nearly 3,800 animals find new loving homes every year at DCHS.

Your support allows DCHS to remain an adoption guarantee shelter, meaning healthy or treatable animals like Blipper can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home! Your gift will be DOUBLED today thanks to the generosity of our #GivingTuesday Challengers. All gifts (no matter their size) will be MATCHED up to $12,500! Donate now to be a part of this challenge!

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