Adoption Fees, Forms & Process
is a young pup with a difficult past and a bright
Second chances happen
every day at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Through
expert care and a whole lot of love and commitment,
we find homes for thousands of animals each year.
There are no time or space limits; adoptable animals
stay in adoption until they find new homes.
There are many animals waiting at WHS for loving
homes! Since the individual needs of each animal
and adopter vary, an Adoption Counselor will work
with you one-on-one to help you find the right match
for your home. The adoption process generally takes
an hour. We recommend that you allow ample time
to learn about your new companion. We also suggest
coming in during non-peak hours (weekday afternoons)
to adopt as it reduces the potential for long waits. In rare circumstances, out-of-state dog adopters might not be able to take home their new companion animal on the same day of adoption, as special medical records may be needed for transport.
||$119.00 - $449.00
All three WHS campuses offer a 25% military discount on adoption fees with valid proof of service.
Please add 5.6% sales tax to all fees listed
The Wisconsin Humane Society provides valuable care and treatment for all kinds of animals in need. Last year, we found homes for over 8,500 animals. Some of those animals were in need of an extraordinary amount of medical intervention. Our veterinary team works tirelessly to save dogs with life threatening conditions.
Variable adoption pricing allows us to provide top quality care for all animals. Having a higher adoption fee for some animals that will find a home quickly enables us to care for animals in need of lifesaving medical and behavioral intervention. Our variable pricing helps us to provide excellent care for animals who reside in our shelter for a longer stay.
fees for all dogs, cats and rabbits include:
- Sterilization (spay/neuter surgery)
- Microchip (a permanent identification to help protect animals
from loss or theft)
- Primary vaccinations
- Certificate for a free veterinary examination
- Dogs and cats receive a 30-day gift of free pet insurance from 24PetWatch
- Life-long support from our behavior experts
To ensure that WHS
animals and adopters are properly matched, we have
a few adoption guidelines.
- Each potential adopter
will complete an Adopter Profile
that will be reviewed by an adoption counselor
and will stay on file for 2 months. To fill out
a dog adoption profile online, click
- A Photo
ID with current address will be requested
by the adoption counselor. If address does not
match, please bring in proof of current address
(ex. Utility bill or other bills).
- The adoption counselor
will ask questions regarding your residence, family
members living in the household and other animals
living in the home to ensure the best match is
If you have room
in your home - and your heart - stop by and pay
us a visit!
If you have any questions please call (414) ANIMALS
(264-6257) or send an email to email@example.com.