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


Petco Adoption Event

June 3, 2017 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm) - June 4, 2017

Are you looking to meet your new best friend? Stop on over to Petco and visit with our volunteers and amazing adoptable dogs! If you can’t...

Patrol Pups and Pet Rescue Picnic

June 11, 2017

Glitz and Go has invited us to this awesome family event! The characters from Paw Patrol will be making an appearance for the kids, Steve’s Deli...

News & Announcements


Humane Society Honors Volunteers

JANESVILLE — The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is set to honor some of its volunteers as PetsGoHome Heroes, including one Beloit couple who has fostered 76 cats and...

Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin to distribute first ‘pet hero’ awards

JANESVILLE—The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin's cats and kittens spend most of their time in cages while waiting to be adopted.

Naturally, they...

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