Madison, WI 53703
About Dane County Humane Society
COVID-19 Specific Information and Services
We are pleased to share Wisconsin animal shelters like DCHS have been included as "Essential" in the Safer at Home order that started March 25, 2020. DCHS will continue to offer adjusted services and be present as a resource for our community. See our website (www.giveshelter.org) for the most up-to-date, detailed instructions on how to access our services. Through these uncertain times, DCHS will be here to help our community's people and animals.
The DCHS Main Shelter is closed, except by appointment. We are accepting appointments for adoptions, surrenders, and other needs. Please call the shelter at (608) 838-0413 and leave a message.
The DCHS Wildlife Center is also closed, except by appointment. If you find an ill, injured or orphaned wild animal, please call the wildlife center at (608) 287-3235 to talk with experts who will help guide you on the next best steps.
The DCHS Thrift Store is closed. If you are doing some extra spring cleaning, please save your donations for us. We are not able to accept item donations at this time, but will look forward to accepting them in the future.
Our greatest need now is for additional financial support. If you are able, please consider making a donation now to help animals in need at www.giveshelter.org. Currently, we are not able to accept any item donations. DCHS also has an extensive foster network in place and we are not in need of additional foster homes. Thank you!
For nearly 100 years, Dane County Humane Society has provided services for our community, helping people help animals. Whether you are looking to bring a new pet into your family, searching for your lost pet, found a wild animal in need of assistance, have made the difficult decision to surrender your pet or are looking for educational opportunities, DCHS is here to help.
Dane County Humane Society provides refuge, healing and new beginnings to over 9,000 companion animals, exotic species, farm animals and injured or orphaned wild animals every year.
DCHS is a private, non-profit, community-supported organization and is not affiliated with any government agency or national animal welfare organization. We are an open admission shelter accepting all animals that need assistance regardless of age, health status or temperament. DCHS has an adoption guarantee, meaning all healthy or treatable animals can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home.
As one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, DCHS offers humane education programs, community-based care for pets, foster care for animals for victims of domestic abuse, a pet food pantry, dog training classes, wildlife rehabilitation and much more. Our volunteers and professionals come together every day in the spirit of Helping People Help Animals, and together create a culture of compassion, empathy, integrity and accountability.