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 homeless pets who have been at DCHS longer than their shelter friends are members of the Lonely Hearts Club. Lonely Hearts Club members may be pets who are older, not as eye-catching, have ongoing medical concerns, or just haven’t found their right family yet. They may have been overlooked in the past, but DCHS believes they can bring so much love to your life!

Members of the Lonely Hearts Club can be identified in the shelter by a logo hanging on or near their kennel or cage or by the listing below. These pets may have discounted adoption fees or other incentives for adoption. They are also prominently featured with special media and social media segments.

Our big dogs are more likely to have longer stays at the shelter and become Lonely Hearts Club Members. In addition to landlord restrictions that limit the number of homes available to these loveable pups, they also face misconceptions about big dogs’ behavior, needs, and personalities. The truth is, big dogs are individuals and, like any other animal, each one is looking for a loving family. If this might be you, please consider adding a LOT of love to your home in the shape of a big dog!

If you are the type of person who, above all, wants to help those most in need, please take a look at our Lonely Hearts Club members. A new best friend could be waiting just for you! Those interested in learning more about Lonely Hearts Club members should contact the Adoption Center at (608) 838-0413 ext. 145.

Lonely Hearts Club Animals

Cauliflower
Available from Foster
Female | Adult
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Harvey
Available from Foster
Male | Senior
Retriever, Labrador
Mix

Milo
Male | Adult
Domestic Shorthair
Mix

Charlie Brown
Available from Foster
Male | Adult
Terrier, Pit Bull
Mix

Shelby
Female | Adult
Terrier, Pit Bull
Mix