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.

These animals are available for adoption and are located at the DCHS Main Shelter or satellite locations.

LEARN ABOUT THE ADOPTION PROCESS

ADOPTION FEES

SEE THE CURRENT WAITLIST

Check the Waitlist Before Your Visit

Prior to visiting DCHS, we recommend checking the current waitlist above to meet with and adopt an animal at the shelter so you can plan accordingly. The more names that are listed, the longer you can expect your wait time to be before being paired with one of our counselors to meet your potential new pet(s). Wait times can vary from a few minutes to several hours. Thank you for your patience.

Important Labels to Notice on Adoptable Animals

“Unavailable for Visits Today” animals are available animals that cannot be met with today because they are either recovering from surgery or offsite on an outing. If you are interested in trying to meet that animal, plan to visit the shelter a different day.

“Available from Foster” animals are not physically in our shelter. If you are interested setting up an appointment to meet one of these animals please call the Adoption Center at (608) 838-0413 ext 145 and leave a message.

“Available from DCHS Thrift Store” animals are housed at our Thrift Store located at 6904 Watts Rd, Madison, and you may visit the thrift store during open hours to meet them.

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Jeffrey
Male | 1 year
Domestic Medium Hair
Mix

Gus Gus
Male | 7 months
Guinea Pig

Teddy
Male | 5 years
Shih Tzu
Poodle, Miniature

Lambo
Male | 2 years
Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig

Conrad
Male | 9 months
Shepherd
Mix

Daisy
Available from Foster
Female | Adult
Silver Fox
Rabbit

Chap
Male | Adult
Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig

Juanita
Female | Adult
Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig

Vada
Female | 4 years
Domestic Longhair
Mix

Elsa
Female | Adult
Gerbil
Gerbil

Pumpkin Spice
Available from Foster
Male | Adult
Terrier, American Pit Bull
Mix

Anna
Female | Adult
Gerbil
Gerbil

Vida
Female | 4 years
Shepherd
Mix

Brownie
Female | 11 years
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Chocolate
Male | 3 years
Gerbil
Gerbil

Strawberry
Male | 3 years
Gerbil
Gerbil

These animals are available for adoption from individuals within the community. You will need to contact the pet’s listor directly. These animals are not at the shelter.

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