Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Birthday Paw-ties

Are you looking to have a purr-fect birthday?

Calling all party animals! Anyone ages 6 years and older can join us here at the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin for their birthday. Listed below are all of the pawsome birthday packages we offer! With every package, you will have a dedicated staff member on site to assist you throughout your visit. Consider it our way of saying, Yappy Birthday! 



To book your party, please visit this site to select your date & put down your deposit fee: Booking only goes from September 2022 - December 2022 at this time for our "Cat's Meow" & "Howlin' Good Time" packages, but we will be adding more dates shortly!


PLEASE NOTE: If you are looking to book our Critter Celebration package, please reach out to our Community Outreach Coordinator, Faith at to schedule your visit! This package can be booked anytime throughout 2022. 


Frequently asked Questions:

When can parties be held?

Parties are held on Saturdays. To book a weekday party, please email our Community Outreach Coordinator Faith at

*Please note, not all birthday parties can be approved based on scheduling constraints of HSSW. We apologize in advance if we are unable to accommodate your request.


In lieu of gifts for the birthday child, can we bring in donations for Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin?

 Yes, of course! We have many birthday guests who want to give back to the community by asking their friends for donations or to bring in items for the animals. You can view our Wishlist here.

What is the cancellation policy?

We know your time is valuable, and ours is too. Out of respect for our staff and our community, we ask that you give us at least 14 days’ notice if you need to cancel the party.


The $100 down payment is not refundable, but if you are interested in rescheduling the date, we may be able to accommodate that. The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin reserves the right to cancel events due to various circumstances.


What is the minimum/maximum number of guests?

There is no minimum number of guests required but there is a maximum of 16 guests, including both children and adults. A minimum of two adult chaperones must be present during the entirety of the party.


Can I request the animal we meet with?

Due to the nature of the adoption center, we cannot take requests for specific animals for your experience, we cannot guarantee any particular animal will be at your party. You may, however, request which species – cat or dog – you prefer.


Can I bring my personal pet to the party?

No personal pets are permitted in the building during birthday paw-ties.

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June 4, 2022 (11:00am - 1:00pm) -

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