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.

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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Darlene
Female | 7 years
Lop Eared
Rabbit

Nala
Female | Adult
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Chief
Male | 2 years
Australian Cattle Dog
Mix

Peppa
Female | Adult
Silver Fox
Flemish Giant

Peezy
Available from Foster
Male | 2 years
Lop Eared
Rabbit

Billy
Male | Young
Terrier, Pit Bull
Mix

Sparky
Male | Adult
Beagle
Mix

Jack
Male | 9 months
Hound
Mix

Cookie
Female | 2 years
Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig

Jack B Nimble
Male | Adult
Terrier, American Pit Bull
Mix

Chocolate Silk
Male | 3 months
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Pecan
Female | 3 months
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Key Lime
Female | 3 months
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Banana Cream
Male | 4 months
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Jolly Rancher
Male | 5 months
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Chauncey
Male | 2 months
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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