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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!


Dog of the Week


Gizmo is a five year old Chihuahua mix who was found as a stray in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. After no owner was found he is now available for adoption.  Gizmo is a friendly, playful dog who plays well with other dogs and should be okay with cats.  Because he appears to have been on his own for a while and likely did not have regular meals, we recommend no small children as he can be a somewhat frantic at mealtime.  He appears to like toys but does not always know how to play with them. Gizmo is neutered and up to date on all initial vaccinations.


Cat of the Week


Scout is a three year old domestic long hair cat who was found wandering alone outside, scared and very hungry. He was also quite matted as no one had been taking care of him for quite some time. After no owner was found, he is now available for adoption.  Scout is a friendly, happy cat who loves to alternate between playing with toys and curling up for a long nap in someone’s lap.  He is currently competing with all the kittens for adoption but would make the perfect cat for someone looking for a laid back adult cat.  Scout will be neutered 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!