TWO Upcoming Events!
Paint Your Pet
May 20Baraboo County ClubAppetizers are at 6pm with painting to begin between 6:30/7Enjoy an evening of artist led painting of YOUR favorite pet, wine, and appetizers!When you pre-register, you will also submit a photo of your favorite pet (cat, dog, ferret, bird, etc). Phil Rego, of Wine Canvas & You will put the photo on canvas for you to paint the night of the event!A portion of the proceeds will benefit the SCHSPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATEClick HERE to register today! Spots are limited to only 50 peopleFor more information, contact Phil at 608-434-7219 or Katie at 356-2520 ex.12.
Critter Camp 2015!
Students Entering Grades 3 & 4: August 3-6, 9am-2pm
Students Entering Grades 5 & 6: August 10-13, 9am-2pm
Tuition: $150 -includes all materials, trips and SCHS Critter Camp T-Shirt
Spend a week immersed in animal learning & Fun!
Only 6 spots available per session!
Registration required by June 20.
Click here for camp registration form
Each week includes animal-related educational activities, animal interactions, visits from special guests, field trips, and more. Campers also complete service projects to benefit shelter animals.
Registrations are accepted in the order payment is received. Sessions generally fill up – register early to guarantee your child’s space!
See our EDUCATION-CRITTER CAMP TAB for more important information
Questions: Call 356-2520 ext 12 or e-mail
Pet of the Week
Belle is a three year old German Shepherd mix who was picked up as a stray, fending for herself. No owner was located so she is now available for adoption. Belle is a friendly, outgoing dog. She loves to play and gets along well with other dogs, although can be somewhat dominant. An intelligent dog, she will need a home where she can get a lot of exercise and stimulation. She would do well with older children but we would not recommend a home with cats or other small animals. Belle is spayed and up to date on all initial vaccinations.
Pet of the Week
Gucci is an eight month old domestic short hair cat who is one of several cats we took in from another county. She was in very rough shape when she came into the shelter but after medical attention and a lot of TLC from staff and volunteers she is ready for her forever home. With continued proper nutrition she will continue to improve. She is a very sweet, affectionate cat who loves both toys and lap time. She is the perfect all-around cat and will make someone a wonderful pet. Gucci is spayed and up to date on initial vaccinations.
The Sauk County Humane Society (SCHS) is an open admission shelter; no animal is ever turned away.
The Sauk County Humane Society 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!
Energetic and compassionate individual responsible for managing a team of caregivers. Requires ability to delegate, train, and evaluate kennel staff and volunteers. Oversees caring, cleaning, and feeding of all types of animals. Must be self-motivated and able to perform physically rigorous tasks. Requires flexible schedule including weekends. Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills and have the ability to create and maintain accurate records. For a more detailed job description and/or to submit your resume, please email
PART TIME ADOPTION COUNSELOR
Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of animals? Are you looking for a job with lots of variety? Then this job is for you! We are looking for an individual to provide support to all customers and instill a favorable first impression to all SCHS customers. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, often stressful environment, carry out general office functions, and maintain a commitment to the philosophies and policies of the SCHS in the performance of his/her duties.
Responsibilities: Must be able to greet all customers in a friendly and welcoming manner, answer phone questions, be able to work a multi-line phone system, give information about specific animals, explain the adoption process to shelter visitors, counsel potential adopters in selecting a pet that fits their lifestyle, discuss the responsibilities of pet ownership, data entry, and filing.
Qualifications: High School degree required, further education preferred; animal shelter experience highly preferred; excellent communication, problem-solving, and basic computer skills; able to work independently and on teams; able to handle the physical and emotional work in an animal shelter, including the use of euthanasia. Must be able to handle a wide variety of animals including dogs, cats, small mammals, birds and wildlife in a safe and humane manner. Must possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the philosophies of animal welfare and humane handling. Must possess a valid driver’s license, have a good driving record, and live within 15 minutes of the shelter. Must be able to work some weekends and holidays.
This position will start off at part time (10-15 hours/week), but may have the option of going full time in the future.
If interested, please submit a resume to Rose at
Have You Ever Thought About Fostering?
Everyone 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 356-2520 or send the Volunteer Coordinator an email at
618 Highway 136Baraboo, WI 53913Phone: (608) 356-2520Fax (608) 356-2519The Shelter is located in West Baraboo at 618 Hwy 136, just west of Walgreens and next to the Sauk County Highway Department.
Click here to view the 2014 Mid-Year Report
NEW HOURS 8/1/2013
Building/Animal Drop-off HoursMon. Wed. Fri. 8am-6pmTues. Sat. Sun. 8am-5pmThurs. 8am-8pmAnimal Viewing HoursMon. Wed. Fri. 12pm-5pmThurs. 12pm-7pmSat. Sun. 11am-4pmClosed Tues.After HoursIf you have an animal emergency or found an animal, please contact Sauk County Dispatch at 355-4495