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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!





We are currently looking for a full-time Animal Care Technician that can also do Animal Control (must live within 15 minutes of the shelter) and a part-time Front Desk Assistant.

These jobs will keep you on your toes and we promise, you’ll never be bored!  If you like a fast paced environment and would like to join our team, contact Rose at or 608-356-2520 ext. 11 for more information or email a cover letter and resume.

Dog of the Week


Copper is a six month old Coonhound mix who was surrendered when his owner of only two months could no longer afford to care for him. Copper is a friendly, playful dog who gets along with everybody.  He still has a lot of puppy enthusiasm and will need a home committed to working with him on his manners while providing him a safe and secure forever home.  He is very smart and is always looking for something to keep him occupied.  He is neutered and up to date on all vaccinations.


Cat of the Week


Zain is one of dozens of kittens we have for adoption. She is 10 weeks old and was brought to the shelter with her siblings when they were found outside without a mother at barely five weeks old.  Because they had been without a mom for quite a while they were emaciated and needed special care.  After spending time with a surrogate mom cat they are all healthy and ready for adoption.  Zain is a playful, happy little kitten who would love to go to a home with one of her siblings.  She will be spayed prior to adoption and is 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!