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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



Dog of the Week

Layla (2)

Layla is a seven year old pug mix who was surrendered because her owner could no longer keep her. She is a playful and friendly dog who would do well with a home as an only dog. Layla walks nicely on a leash and knows the commands sit and dance. She would be great with children and adults of any age. She is spayed and up to date on all vaccinations.


Cat of the Week

Helen & Vera2

Helen and Vera
Helen and Vera are a bonded pair. They were surrendered to the shelter because their owner had too many animals. Helen is a three old domestic short hair cat and Vera is a one year old domestic short hair cat. They are both quiet, affectionate cats. Helen and Vera would do fine in just about any kind of home where they can play and have lots of lap time. They are spayed and up to date on all initial vaccinations.


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!