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.


Female | 3 years | Shepherd • Mix


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

Name: Vida

Age: Adult (3 years)

Weight (approx): 47 lbs

Personality: Hi there! My name is Vida and I can't wait for my new family to find me! Being around other animals can be a bit overwhelming for me, so I would prefer to be the only dog in the home! I can be shy at first with new people and places, but give me some time to warm up (and some yummy treats) and I will be your best furrend! If you're a family dedicated to positive reinforcement training and you're looking for a wonderful new companion, look no further!

Medical History: It can be pretty stressful here at the shelter, so I am on anti-anxiety medication to help me feel better while I wait for my new family to come along. I am an otherwise healthy dog however, I should get in to meet my new vet soon after adoption.

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