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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!




We are currently looking for a full-time Animal Care Technician that can also do Animal Control (must live within 15 minutes of the shelter) and a part-time Front Desk Assistant.

These jobs will keep you on your toes and we promise, you’ll never be bored!  If you like a fast paced environment and would like to join our team, contact Rose at or 608-356-2520 ext. 11 for more information or email a cover letter and resume.

Dog of the Week


Mimi is a ten year old Shih Tzu/Bichon Frise mix who was surrendered when her owner moved and could not take her. Mimi is an outgoing, sweet, friendly dog who is still very young at heart despite her age.  She loves to play with toys and gets along well with other dogs as well as cats.  She would do very well in a home where she can have lots of playtime but also lots of snuggle time.  Because she has mild sensitivity to her ears, we recommend a home with older children.  Mimi is spayed and up to date on all initial vaccinations.


Cat of the Week


Buttons is a five year old domestic longhair cat who was originally found as a stray outside fending for herself. She was matted, underweight, and very frightened.  She slowly gained her health back but remained on the shy side.  She was adopted but returned because her owners felt they could not give her the time she needed to completely come out of her shell.  She is back at the shelter and waiting for her forever home.  With gentle coaxing and soft talk, Buttons is very affectionate and loves attention.  She would do well in a quiet home with no loud noises and with someone who can give her lots of lap time.  Buttons is spayed and is 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!