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Sauk County Humane Society was founded in West Baraboo, Wisconsin in 1921. This non-profit charity was initially set up to prevent cruelty and abuse toward not only animals, but also children. The organization has evolved greatly over the years, and in 1981 the mission of the society transformed to solely focus on the welfare of animals.
As an open-admissions shelter, no animal is ever turned away, regardless of their age, extent of their injuries, or behavior. “Out of sight, out of mind” is not an option for Sauk County Humane Society when it comes to animals in need.
The organization works closely with thousands of other independent community shelters nationwide. Every year they take in around 2,000 stray, injured, and abandoned animals.
In addition to their animal rescue and rehoming services, Sauk County Animal Shelter performs several Animal Control duties throughout the county. Each year they rely greatly on fundraising, adoption, and donations to keep their important community programs.
Their staff works tirelessly to find new homes for animals who need new forever homes, but they also offer low-cost spay and neuter services and operate several educational and outreach programs to promote responsible animal ownership.
If you're interested in adopting a new companion from Sauk County Humane Society, have a look at their website to see if you can find the lucky animal!
Then, either email or call the shelter to arrange an appointment for a meet-and-greet, or simply pop in during visiting hours to learn more.
One of Sauk County Humane Society's caring adoption counselors will make the process easy, fun, and (most importantly) help you find your new best friend to bring to your loving home.
Sauk County Humane Society currently doesn’t display adoption fees online. To inquire about the cost of bringing a new family member home, visit the shelter in person or call to speak with one of their helpful staff members.
All adopted animals come neutered/spayed. For more information on what your adoption fee covers, please contact the center directly.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.