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.

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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Panda
Male | 5 years
Domestic Longhair
Mix

Marigold
Female | 3 years
Coonhound, Black and Tan
Mix

Bubby
Male | 2 years
Terrier, American Pit Bull
Mastiff

Sammy
Female | 5 years
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Chester
Male | Senior
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Atropos
Female | 2 years
Rat
Rat

Klotho
Female | 2 years
Rat
Rat

Panther
Male | Senior
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Tanner
Male | Adult
Terrier, Pit Bull
Mix

Ash
Male | 2 years
Domestic Medium Hair
Mix

David Wallace
Male | 3 months
Australian Shepherd
Border Collie

Zika
Female | 6 years
Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig

Turtle
Available from Foster
Male | Senior
Terrier, Yorkshire
Chihuahua, Short Coat

Moira
Female | Adult
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Annie
Female | 8 years
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Oliver
Male | Adult
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

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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