Furry Fun Run!

Join us at our annual Sauk County Humane Society Furry Friends Holiday 5K Run/ 1 Mile Walk!

Help homeless animals and spread some holiday cheer by joining us for this merry romp through historic downtown Baraboo. After the race, enjoy a homemade soup lunch, awards, and goodie bags!

All proceeds from this race will go towards our homeless, neglected and abused animals in need. 

$25 pre-registration
$30 day of event
child is free with adult registration
Location of event: Baraboo Civic Center
Pre-register at by clicking here or by turning in your completed brochure to the SCHS. Look for brochures at the SCHS and at our sponsor locations! The registration fee includes a long-sleeved shirt, goodie bag, and soup lunch at the post race gathering inside the Civic Center.
Race day shirts and goodie bags are guaranteed for anyone who registers by November 16, 2015 and will be available in limited supply on race day. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, however, registration will be available race day from 8:00am. Registration fees are non-refundable. The 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk will both begin promptly at 9am.
After the race, we will have food, refreshments, and awards. Awards/Ribbons will be given in Child and Adult divisions. The overall top male and female racer will receive medals and gift certificates. All child race participants will receive a ribbon. Showers will be available at the Baraboo Civic Center after the race for those who would like to change/clean up and enjoy an afternoon in charming downtown Baraboo.
The 5K route has several flat and fast sections, with just enough gently rolling Baraboo hills to make you feel that you’ve earned your cup of cocoa at the finish line. The 1 Mile Walk route is flat and suitable for walkers of all ages.
We love pets, however, for the safety of all participants in the run and walk, dogs and other pets will not be permitted at this event. Runners and walkers with strollers will be required to start at the back of their respective groups!
Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 356-2520 ext 12.

Pet of the Week


Tasha is a ten year old Shih Tzu mix who was surrendered to the shelter when her owner lost her home and could no longer care for her.  She is a happy, friendly little dog who, despite her age, has a lot of energy and playfulness.  She’s an intelligent dog who knows several commands and is eager to learn more.  She would be the perfect companion for just about anyone from a family with children to a retired person looking for a furry companion.  Tasha is spayed and up to date on all initial vaccinations.

2016 Calendars Have Arrived!!!

We have 900 beautiful calendars to sell and our goal is to be sold out by December 31st! Help us make that goal a reality!

This is by far our best calendar yet and we're so excited to share it with you. These make great gifts for the holidays or just because. Plus, all proceeds will go towards helping our homeless animals in need!!

Purchase yours today for only $12 at any of these locations!

Baraboo Valley Vet Clinic
Gavin Brother’s Auctioneers LLC...
The Grainery
Jen’s Alpine Café & Soup Kitchen
The Jeweler’s Edge LLC
Minuteman Press
Wild Brid Barn
Hill Dale Vet Hospital

Sauk City/ Prairie du Sac
  Cayuse Shop
Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital

Reedsburg/La Valle
Reedsburg Small Animal Clinic
RE/MAX Preferred-Julie Alibrando
River Valley Vet Clinic
Sunrise Vet Clinic
Susie’s Petpourri

Wi Dells/Lake Delton
  Dells Animal Hospital
  Noble Hound
Pet Retreat

Mounds Pet Food Warehouse 


Pet of the Week


Nutmeg is a four month old domestic short hair kitten who was one of nine kittens that came to us from another county when their owner could not find a home for them or a place that would take them.  Nutmeg is a playful, happy kitten who enjoys playing with his siblings or snuggling in a lap.  He is a very attentive kitten who intently observes the world around him. He is affectionate and social and would especially like to be adopted with one of his siblings.  He would fit in in just about any kind of home.  Nutmeg is neutered 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 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. . 

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Animal Shirts Available at the SCHS! 

Calling ALL Animal Lovers!

We have t-shirts available for sale at our store for only $12+tax each! There is a wide variety of designs (more than what's pictured) in a variety of sizes. There's also children shirts for $8+tax! Stop on by and purchase one for yourself or the animal lover in your life!


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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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.

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If you have an animal emergency or found an animal, please contact Sauk County Dispatch at 608-355-4495


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