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.


Male | 5 years | Shih Tzu • Poodle, Miniature


***** Teddy has been with us longer than we would like so he is a member of our Lonely Hearts Club and his adoption fee has been reduced to $300. *****

Name: Teddy

Age: 5 years

Weight (approx.): 29 pound

Personality: Hi there! My name is Teddy and I'm so excited to find a new family to love! I am a sweet boy who is looking for a family to help me learn the world is not such a scary place. I'm still learning my manners, so I would love to find a family who will teach me fun new ways to be a little more polite when I meet new folks. Since I'm still learning, I should go to a home where the kids are teens or older, because I can be a bit nervous around fast movements and the unexpected. I also would do best in a home where I am the only animal so that my family can give all their attention to make me feeling more comfortable with things I am nervous of. I can't wait to meet you soon!

Medical History: I have some special health needs that would need long term monitoring and could result in addition changes to my health in the future. Our adoption counselors can give you more information on my history so you can learn more about how unique I am!

Adoption Fee: $300 + tax

If you'd like to meet me, click the "Learn About the Adoption Process" button below to plan a visit to the shelter!


Come find me at the

Main Shelter

5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI 53718