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WHS Adoptable Animals

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 128 years, WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need. We offer adoption services that place 9,000 animals in new homes annually, veterinary services that save thousands of lives, educational programs that instill respect for animals, behavior services to assist guardians and a myriad of other initiatives that help end suffering for animals. We depend entirely on private donations to fund our programs and rely on volunteers in nearly every department. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, enrolling in a class, taking a tour or making a donation, check out our comprehensive web site at The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!


The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $40,000 grant from The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust. The grant will fund Shelter Smart II: A Foster Home Network for Behaviorally Challenged Dogs. 

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Children & Pets: FREE Columbia Center Seminars at the new Saukville shelter!

The Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus is proud to host Columbia Center for two special educational events:

Sunday, May 22, Introducing Your Baby to the Family Pet
Kim Rinzel, training manager from the Wisconsin Humane Society, will share tips and techniques on preparing your animals for your baby's arrival and their first introduction. RSVP for this event no later than May 18.

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Puppies, Parades and Prizes - Bring your dog!

Party with the Animals!
Dogs and their humans are invited to the Grand Opening Party Saturday at the new Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus in Saukville. Saturday festivities will include hot dog bobbing (dogs only, please), kids crafts, a visit from a K9 Unit from Cedarburg, a costume parade at 1:00 p.m., and much more!  There will also be dozens of puppies available for adoption, all of whom came from a shelter in Kentucky that was too overcrowded to provide care for them.

WHAT:       Grand Opening Party
WHEN:      Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  Parade starts at 1:00 
WHERE:   Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus, 630 W. Dekora  St., Saukville.

  • Costume parade at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Hot dog bobbing
  • Pupcasso paintings
  • Tricks for treats
  • Hay dig
  • Kids face painting
  • K9 Unit Officer Brian Emmrich and Jake from Cedarburg)
  • Gifts for all adopters
  • DOZENS of puppies, kittens, cats and dogs available for adoption 

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Dog treats needed at WHS!

We need dog treats!  We are running very low on soft dog treats, which are used by staff and volunteers for dog walking, dog training, dog evaluations, photo sessions, positive encouragement for shy dogs, and sometimes, just for fun.

The shelter is currently seeking soft dog treats such as Pupperoni or Bil Jacs. See the entire Wish List.  Donations can be dropped off at the Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue, during regular shelter hours.

Volunteer foster parents needed for special needs dogs

The Wisconsin Humane Society is currently seeking volunteers interested in fostering behaviorally-challenged dogs, as a part of a new pilot program designed to establish a network of foster homes trained to care for special needs animals.

Foster volunteers are being asked to provide in-home foster care and training for dogs with various behavior issues. To learn more about becoming a foster parent as part of this innovative program, please fill out an online foster application, available at

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Your kid's birthday could be at WHS!

Children's Birthday Parties

Do you know a special young person celebrating his or her 6th to 12th birthday? Fill their special day with fun by holding a birthday party at the Wisconsin Humane Society! Party packages include an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Veterinary Clinic and Guest Lodging. Party guests also get to meet a special furry friend or two. If your son, daughter or grandchild loves animals, what a perfect way to spend their special day!

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