Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Jail Dogs

Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin partners with two facilities creating the first jail program in Wisconsin that pairs otherwise unadoptable dogs with inmates who will work with and train them to be adoptable pets.  

This program gives the dogs the skills that will allow them to be adopted to loving and caring homes.  It also helps to give the inmate a productive new sense of home and newly trained skills to care for and train shelter dogs and better themselves at the same time. The benefits of this program are impressive for dogs and offenders. This is a win-win for inmates and pets.

Dogs that graduate from the program are available for adoption through HSSW's shelter. Please visit each program's page for a listing of available dogs.

 

Dane County Jail Dog Adoption Program

Rock County - Canine Corrections Academy

Upcoming Events


Wags & Tales - Summer Reading Program

June 12, 2019 (11:30 Session and 12:30 Session - 45 min. each) - August 14, 2019

The Wags & Tales Summer Reading Program is designed to help our shelter cats & dogs become more adoptable.  

Reading to our dogs and...

Give a Stray a Story Contest 2019

August 1, 2019 (Submissions accepted until midnight on August 31st) - August 31, 2019

Do you have a creative mind and a love for animals? Take part in our Give a Stray a Story Contest!

So far this year, The Humane Society...

News & Announcements


‘Woofstock’ festival set to help pets

Those interested in music, food and helping dogs would be barking up the right tree by attending Woofstock.

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is hosting...

Remembering Fido: Humane society seeks 500 ‘unforgettable pets’

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Squishy, Funny Face, Bacon, George, Daisy and even Spot could go down in history as the greatest pets ever.

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