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 assessement of health and temperament.

Are you ready? Check out our adorable shelter guests here on our website. Call us at 608-752-5622 to 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. 

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 - Sunday 8am - 5pm by appointment only.

 

Adoption hours at Petco – satellite adoption site

2900 Deerfield Drive
Janesville, WI
Link to Google Map

Hours of volunteers vary, please call main shelter to schedule appointment.

 

Adoption hours at Petsmart – satellite adoption site

*Currently we do not have any pets at Petsmart*

2700 Pontiac Pl Ste 100
Janesville, WI
Link to Google Map

Hours of volunteers vary, please call main shelter to schedule appointment.

Upcoming Events


Cutest Pet Photo Contest

April 1, 2021 (Ongoing Event) - April 30, 2021

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin’s Cutest Pet Photo Contest begins April 1st!

 Don’t miss your opportunity to have your pet...

Petco Adoption Event

May 1, 2021 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm) -

Please stop by and meet some of our adoptable pets who are looking for a great home! You can speak to some of our amazing volunteers to learn...

News & Announcements


Local humane shelter using facial recognition technology for lost pets

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WTVO) — We all know pet owners who take countless photos of their furry friends. It can be amusing, annoying, and easy to make fun of...

Facial recognition database works to reunite lost pets with owners

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