PAWS Pledge Walk
 and Fun Festival!

The Sauk County Humane Society is gearing up for our 15th Annual PAWS Pledge Walk and Fun Festival, to be held on Saturday, May 3rd at the Sauk County Fairgrounds.

PAWS is more than “just” a walk. It is a fun family event for young and old, with kids games, live music by Old Gray Cats, demonstrations, vendors, activities, and food!

We are thrilled to announce our PAWS Walk and Fun Festival will be kicked off with our celebrity walker, Christine Bellport of NBC-15’s The Morning Show! Our MC is local dancer and actor Michael Etzwiler!


Click HERE to register, become a sponsor, or be a vendor at our event!

Registration Starts at: 8am

Walk Starts at: 9am for 3mi/9:30am for 1mi

Festival Starts at: 10am-1pm
PAWS Walk is the Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Last year over 200 participants and their canine companions, 65 sponsors, and 22 vendors helped us raise over $23,000 for the shelter!   

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

We can't wait to see you there!

Pet of the Week


Robbie is a friendly two-year-old pit bull mix who loves meeting new people, and making new doggy friends! He already knows many basic commands including sit, stay, and shake. Robbie should do fine in a home with children of any age, and would love a family to adopt him and give him the love and affection he greatly deserves. Robbie will be neutered prior to adoption and is current on all initial vaccinations. 

Pet of the Week


Badger is a six-month-old female domestic shorthair kitten who is curious, playful, and extremely friendly! She arrived at the shelter in early April, and has quickly won over the hearts of staff and volunteers at the shelter. Badger loves to play with toy mice, ping pong balls, and can be quite a snuggle-bug after play time. She is a confident cat, and should make a great adjustment into her forever family! Badger is 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.

 We provide comfort and care to more than 2300 animals each year and turn no animal away. We provide rescue, adoptions, pet lost & found, emergency assistance to low-income pet owners, community programs, and humane education.

Click on the About Us tab to learn more!

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.


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

Sun Apr 20 @ 8:00AM -
Parent & Me
Sat May 03 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
15th Annual PAWS Walk and Fun Festival


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