For nearly 100 years, DCHS has provided services for our community, helping people help animals. Whether you are looking to bring a new pet into your family, searching for your lost pet, found a wild animal in need of assistance or have made the difficult decision to surrender your pet, DCHS is here to help.
Found a wild animal?
If you have found an injured, ill or orphaned wild animal you believe is in need of assistance, DCHS's Wildlife Center is here to guide you through the next steps and determine when help is truly needed.LEARN MORE
Found a lost animal?
If you have found a stray animal, learn about how you can help them find its way back home and what resources DCHS can provide to help reunite lost pets with their families.LEARN MORE
Lost your pet?
If your pet has gone missing, DCHS can provide steps to help you locate your lost pet as quickly as possible.LEARN MORE
Surrender a pet
If you have made the difficult decision to surrender your pet, DCHS wants to work with you to find the best possible solution for you and your pet.LEARN MORE
Pets for Life
Dane County Humane Society’s Pets for Life (PFL) program provides animal resources and information to families in our community.LEARN MORE
Rehome a pet
DCHS offers a service for rehoming your pet as an alternative to surrendering your pet to the shelter. By using this listing, your pet can say comfortable at your home until a new home is found.LEARN MORE
Microchips are a great tool to help reunite lost animals with their families. DCHS offers microchips for dogs and cats of adopters and the general public on a walk-in basis at the Main Shelter.LEARN MORE
DCHS offers dog training classes using positive reinforcement training methods for dogs and puppies of all ages and training levels.LEARN MORE
Euthanasia and cremation
Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is never easy, but the compassionate staff at DCHS are ready to assist you during this difficult time.LEARN MORE
Equine and livestock program
DCHS's Equine & Livestock Program is here to help if you are looking to adopt or need to surrender a horse or other farm animal.LEARN MORE
Feline ringworm treatment
DCHS's ringworm treatment program was the first ever developed worldwide and has cured over 1,000 cats of ringworm, a highly-contagious fungus.LEARN MORE
Lonely Hearts Club
All healthy or treatable pets can stay at Dane County Humane Society as long as it takes to find a new, loving home. For some, finding that right family takes only hours or a few days. For others, the wait for a family can be much longer.LEARN MORE
DCHS's Thrift Store offers low-cost household items, clothing, pet supplies, and more with proceeds benefiting animals in need at the shelter.LEARN MORE
Looking for other resources like spay/neuter assistance?