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 at Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
222 S. Arch Street
Link to Google Map
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
2900 Deerfield Drive
Link to Google Map
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.
September 1, 2017 (3:30-5:00pm) -
Beloit College is throwing their 2nd annual Community Connection Day! They have invited us to set up a booth to help spread the word about our organization. Connect...
September 2, 2017 (10am) -
The inaugural tour of Paws for a Cause 5K is coming to Delavan for a 5K Run/Walk. This family friendly event will benefit Southern Wisconsin Humane Society!...
News & Announcements
A proposal to halve the city of Janesville's spending on animal control is "shortsighted," the executive director of the local humane society said.
JANESVILLE, Wis - The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin houses some of the smartest cats.
That’s because Washington Elementary fifth-graders read them books about...