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The Sauk County Humane Society is an open admission shelter - no animal is ever turned away.

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!sauk-county-humane-society-baraboo-wi-home


We are currently looking to fill a few positions!!

  1. Outreach Manager: Are you a high energy “people person?” Want to make a difference? Then this is the job for you! We are looking for someone who can work in a fast paced environment and can juggle multiple tasks at the same time. This job will include working closely with our volunteers and doing education/outreach.  You will be responsible for managing our events, the volunteers, and our outreach program.
  2. Animal Care Technician/Animal Control: 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 who enjoys a physically demanding yet highly rewarding job. You will have an opportunity to directly care for animals and deal directly with the public while maintaining the commitment to the philosophies and policies of the Sauk County Humane Society and respects the dignity and basic rights of each animal.
  3. Adoption Counselor/Front Desk: Are you energetic and outgoing? Then this may be the perfect fit! We are looking for a front desk office assistant 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.

If any of these sound intriguing or if you have any questions, please contact Rose at or 608-356-2520.

Dog of the Week


Polar Bear

Polar Bear is a one year old Bichon Frise/Poodle mix who was found as a stray with another dog, likely his litter mate. He is a happy little dog, but has not had proper socialization.  He is initially a little shy but becomes comfortable quickly with people.  He needs a home with adopters who are patient and willing to give him the gentle guidance he needs to improve his manners and self-confidence.  Polar Bear will be neutered prior to adoption and is up to date on all in initial vaccinations.


Cat of the Week



Nemo is a four month old domestic shorthair kitten who was given away and then surrendered to the shelter after one month because he was not liked by other animals in the new household. He is a playful, happy kitten who also loves to be petted and pampered.  He needs a home committed to making him a lifelong family member.  Nemo would do well in just about any kind of home.  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!