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


Petco Outreach Event

June 1, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm) - June 2, 2019

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...

Mounds Dog Fest

June 9, 2019

Mounds Dog Fest is a celebration of the love between owner and dog! There will be paws-on events, contests, demonstrations, rescue groups, pet-friendly businesses, and pet product...

News & Announcements


Humane Society launches efforts to raise funds for new facility

JANESVILLE - While at the halfway mark of fundraising for a new shelter, the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is kicking off more efforts to raise approximately $2.375 million...

Shelter plans plethora of fundraising events

JANESVILLE - The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin has packed in numerous events and fundraisers over the next few months to raise money for the shelter and its...

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