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The Sauk County Humane Society (SCHS) is an open admissions shelter and turns no animal away in its time of need, no matter what its age, condition, extent of injuries, or behavior. Click on the About Us tab to learn more!


Dog of the Week


Frost is a three year old Great Dane/Pitbull mix who surrendered to the shelter because his owners did not have enough time for him. Frost is a happy, playful dog but does not do well with other dogs and does not like cats.  Because of his size and strength he would do best in a home with no children under twelve.  He is an intelligent dog and responds well to training.  Frost is neutered and up to date on all vaccinations.


Cat of the Week


Vivaldi is a three year old Balinese mix cat who was surrendered to the shelter when his owner could no longer care for him. Vivaldi is beautiful but it’s his personality that wins the day.  He is an affectionate cat who loves nothing more than snuggling up to everyone.  He spent some time in a foster home where he could be found sleeping close with the children in the household.   Vivaldi would do well in just about any home where he can have lots of opportunity to share his love.  He is neutered and up to date on all initial vaccinations.




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Have You Ever Thought About Fostering?

PuppiesEveryone enjoys hearing the updates, and seeing the wonderful pictures we receive from our volunteers while they have foster animals in their homes, then witnessing the wonderful adoptions at the shelter, right? Now it could be your turn to be a part of this process! Are you interested in helping us save and care for more cats, kittens, puppies and/or dogs simply by opening up your home? Have you thought about it, but weren’t sure exactly what fostering entails? Now is the PEFECT time to ask! As a volunteer at the Sauk County Humane Society, you have a wonderful and rewarding opportunity to directly help the lives of animals that come through our door.

The need for committed foster families is especially urgent from spring to fall, known in the animal shelter world as “kitten season.” Cats (and many animals in general) tend to breed in warm weather, which means local animal shelters get flooded with litters, sometimes accompanied by their moms, but very often orphaned. These babies can’t stay in the shelters–their undeveloped immune systems make them susceptible to diseases carried by other animals.

Fostering in a home environment where they are able to grow and thrive makes a world of a difference to these animals. You are saving lives and creating a positive outcome for these innocent creatures! The shelter is always taking applications for foster families, but ESPECIALLY now! Already have animals at home? That’s okay! You can have current pets at home and still foster dogs/cats. Call at the shelter at (608) 356-2520 or send the Volunteer Coordinator an email at and we’ll work to get you on the fast track to becoming a foster parent!