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.

Featured Story

Dec 2nd, 2022

You Made Our Hearts Soar This #GivingTuesday

We are blown away by your gratitude this #GivingTuesday. Together, we raised over $108,000 for pets, barnyard animals, and wildlife in our community!


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.


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.


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.


How to Help

Aug 2nd, 2022

20,000 Hours of Support to DCHS and the Community

DCHS volunteer Karrie Frantz has given more than 20,000 hours of service in our foster program. And she’s not slowing down anytime soon.


Jul 27th, 2022

Adopters Welcome: What It Means and Why We Practice It

We practice an adoption approach called Adopters Welcome. This means we help people find the pet that’s the best fit for them, rather than require things like lengthy applications or home visits.



Jul 14th, 2022

One Father-Daughter Team's Incredible Impact on the DCHS Community

For six-and-a-half years, Ella and Bob McKee volunteered together at DCHS. Ella is now headed off to college, but her impact on DCHS will last.