2016 Calendar Contest!

It's here, it's here! The SCHS 2016 Calendar Photo Contest has begun! Entries will be accepted until June 30th, but don't delay--get your favorite feline's face and your adorable pooch's picture (or cute critter) submitted via email or by dropping it off at the shelter ASAP (please click here to download the submission form for entry details). We can't wait to see the great submissions for this year's contest!

For those of your wondering, the calendar WILL be in color this year!

  • Pictures submitted must be landscape layout or able to be cropped landscape.
  • All animals must be depicted in a humane and dignified manner.
  • No prong or choke collars.
  • SCHS promotes indoor only cat ownership. No photos of cats outdoors, please.
  • We will accept 4X6 inch prints or larger but prefer high resolution photos by email or on CD.
  • Digital entries must be at least 300 dpi and 2550 x 2550 pixels to be considered.
  • We cannot accept black and white or Polaroid images.
  • If your entry was taken by a professional photographer or commercial studio, you must mail a signed copyright release to the SCHS.
  • Photos become the property of SCHS and may be used and/or altered for the 2016 calendar and for other fundraising efforts.
  • You will be notified ONLY if your photo is chosen for the cover or as a Photo of the Month.


Questions? Call the shelter at 356-2520 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 Pet of the Week


Lala is a three year old Poodle/Jack Russell Terrier mix who was surrendered because the other pets in the household did not like her.  She was somewhat timid and uncertain when she first came into the shelter but has blossomed into a friendly, affectionate dog who loves to sit on laps.  Because of her history, we recommend Lala go to a home with no other dogs or cats.  She should do fine with children but would do best in a home where she can spend lots of quality lap time.   She is spayed and up to date on all initial vaccinations.

 Pet of the Week


Raspberry is one of over forty kittens currently available for adoption.  She came in to the shelter with mom and two siblings, Blueberry and Spike, because their owner had too many to care for. Raspberry is a very friendly, playful kitten and would do well in just about any home.  She is FeLv negative, spayed and up to date on all 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.

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Volunteer Coordinator

Are you a “people person” with a passion for animals? Outgoing? Energetic? Creative?  Then we have a job for you!  We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join our team as our new Volunteer Coordinator.  The person in this role will have an exciting opportunity to build and improve upon various volunteer programs as well as work directly with the shelter volunteers. 

Responsibilities:  Work closely with shelter staff to identify opportunities for effective use of volunteers.  Interact with the community to attract volunteers.  Nurture, sustain, andsupervise volunteers for long- and short-term positions. Maintain volunteer database.  Present new volunteer orientation sessions on a regular basis.  Develop and implement a Junior Volunteer program. Coordinate volunteers at special events.  Develop and implement a volunteer appreciation program.  Establish and regularly update volunteer schedule and list of events.  Communicate regularly with volunteers one-on-one, through check-in phone calls, and e-mails. Will be required to multi-task as duties change throughout the year.    

Desired qualifications:  Passionate about the mission of the SCHS; ability to inspire enthusiasm in others about the organization.  Strong written and oral communication skills.  Excellent inter-personal skills, confidence and ability to work effectively with people in difficult, emotional situations.  Experience recruiting, training, managing, and supporting groups of people to address the needs of an organization. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.  Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.  Maturity and good judgment in relating to and building relationships with SCHS volunteers, staff, and community partners.  Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think strategically.  Microsoft Word and Excel expertise. 

And of course, The Volunteer Coordinator maintains a commitment to the philosophies and policies of the Sauk County Humane Society, Inc., in the performance of his/her duties and respects the dignity and basic rights of each animal.

Schedule:  This is a full-time position.  Weekend and evening work is required. 

If you are interested or would like to learn more about the opportunity, please contact either Rose at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 2015 PAWS Shirts-Get Yours Today!

We have some fabulous 2015 PAWS shirts still available for purchase for only $8 each!

Sizes range from Small-Large.

Stop by the shelter and pick up yours today!

 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll work to get you on the fast track to becoming a foster parent!

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Sauk County Humane Society

618 Highway 136
Baraboo, WI 53913

Phone: (608) 356-2520
Fax (608) 356-2519
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The Shelter is located in West Baraboo at 618 Hwy 136, just west of Walgreens and next to the Sauk County Highway Department.

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NEW HOURS 8/1/2013

Building/Animal Drop-off Hours

Mon. Wed. Fri.  8am-6pm
Tues. Sat. Sun.  8am-5pm
Thurs. 8am-8pm

Animal Viewing Hours

Mon. Wed. Fri. 12pm-5pm
Thurs. 12pm-7pm
Sat. Sun. 11am-4pm
Closed Tues.

After Hours

If you have an animal emergency or found an animal, please contact Sauk County Dispatch at 355-4495

Upcoming Events

Sat Jul 04 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Sat Aug 01 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Sat Sep 05 @11:00AM - 02:00PM


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