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.

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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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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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Kitten
Female | 4
dsh

Mr. BUSINESS
Male | 2
Domestic short haired

Bridie
Female | 13
short hair

Ozzie
Male | 12 weeks
Cavapoo

Leroy
Male | 8 years old
Half tzu shu half Bichon

Jasper
Male | 7
Red Heeler Mix

Jora
Female | 7
Vizsla/Greyhound

Olive
Female | 5 months
Polish

Star
Female | 10
Shorthair

Odin
Male | 2
Shar Pei mix

Apollo
Male | 3
Red nose pit

Cy
Female | 1?
Cat

Willow
Male | young adult
DSH

Gigi
Female | 11
Terrier mix

Ally & Ari
Female | ~3-4 years
Cockatiel

Fritz
Male | 6
Tabby