Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

How to Adopt

Adoption process – take your friend home the same day!

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin welcomes animals from a variety of sources. Most are lost or abandoned, and many are from individuals who are no longer able to care for their pets. But just as much as these wonderfully deserving animals are in search of love and companionship, we want to do our job for them and ensure that the people looking for a furry family friend are willing and able to provide permanent, loving homes for the animal they choose.

Consider our adoption process a great conversation. We will ask you several questions. We (us and your chosen friend) want to get to know you, and it’s also a chance for you to get to know your prospective pet. According to the Humane Society of the United States, some of the top reasons that people give up their pets are landlord issues, moving, and the cost of pet care. For dogs, the other most common reasons include lack of time and inadequate facilities. For cats, it's allergies and having too many cats to care for. By having good conversations upfront, we can help start a beautiful relationship that lasts a lifetime.

Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment. Please consider carefully the time and money required to own a pet before you make the decision to adopt. All animals that are available for adoption have passed an evaluation based on their known history and our assessed health and temperament.

Are you ready? Check out our adorable shelter guests here on our website. But for a better, up-close and personal view, stop in and see us during our adoption hours and speak to one of our highly qualified, friendly adoption counselors who can give you all sorts of great tips and guidance for the ideal match. Best of all, our staff can help you leave with a new pet the same day you visit!

Adoption hours

Adoption hours at Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

222 S. Arch Street
Janesville, WI
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Telephone: (608) 752-5622

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed (By Appointment Only)
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Adoption hours at Petco – satellite adoption site

PineTree Plaza
2900 Deerfield Drive
Janesville, WI
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Telephone: (608) 741-1534

Monday through Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events


Pooch Pull 2017

February 25, 2017

A day of winter fun cheering on the canine athletes of the Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin! There will be a raffle, baked goods, and chili! Hot chocolate...

Farm and Fleet Adoption Event

March 4, 2017

Stop on by and see us at Farm and Fleet! You’ll have a chance to meet some of our amazing dogs available for adoption and ...

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