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.

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Jun 30th, 2022

DCHS Joins Team Berkeley

After escaping his family’s camper as they moved across the country, it took a village to help Berkeley find his way home again.

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Wildlife

Apr 25th, 2022

DCHS's Wildlife Center Celebrates Baby Shower Week

Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center is expecting...baby wildlife, that is!

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Pet Care Resources

Apr 5th, 2022

Is a Rabbit Right for Your Family?

Some may think bunnies make great gifts. After all, they look so cute! But with that cuteness comes much responsibility.

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Wildlife

Apr 5th, 2022

Look for Young Wildlife Before Starting Spring Yardwork

Spring is here and so is the wildlife breeding season! DCHS's Wildlife Center offers tips to keep young wildlife safe and with their parents as humans come out to play in their yards and gardens.

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Event Shelter Happenings

Apr 5th, 2022

Celebrating DCHS Trailblazers

In honor of our 100th anniversary, Dane County Humane Society took a moment to celebrate some of the trailblazers who helped us become the organization we are today.

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Pet Care Resources

Mar 9th, 2022

Keeping Pets Safe from Toxic Items at Home

From plants to cleaners to foods, many common household items in your home can be toxic to your pet.

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Wildlife

Mar 9th, 2022

DCHS’s Wildlife Center, Arborists Team Up to Reunite Young Raptors

Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center’s raptor reunite program brings community members, staff, volunteers, and local arborists together to help reunite young raptors with wild families.

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