The 10 Best Animal Shelters in Wisconsin!

There are hundreds of thousands of animals across Wisconsin looking for a home. In the meantime, these pets have a temporary home at one of the many animal shelters in the state. Whether it is man’s best friend, a four-legged family member, or an exotic pet—we’ve got you covered. Check out these top 10 best animal shelters in the state. 

1. Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

The Wisconsin Humane Society encompasses three different campuses making it the largest in the state. There are so many ways you can contribute instead of adopting. Foster animals when the season gets busy, donate money, or donate food, bedding, toys, and treats for all types of animals.

2. Dane County Humane Society, Madison, WI

Stay active within the animal community at DCHS’s annual events throughout the year. Specials on adopting animals happen seasonally, paint nights and their five year long #GivingTuesday campaign. Their website is easy to navigate if you are on the lookout for a new family member.

3. Oshkosh Area Humane Society, Oshkosh, WI

A variety of animals call OAHS home throughout the year. Between cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, rats, and mice you will be sure to find your perfect fit. Their website is great in the fact that they tell you exactly what the shelter needs in terms of donations. On their side bar and social media sites they feature a loving animal of the week.

4. Fetch Wisconsin Refuge, Madison, WI

Fetch Wisconsin Refugee provides adoption services specifically to dogs in in the Madison area. They have rehomed and helped over 800 “at-risk” dogs. By providing educational behavioral courses to the fostering parents and the adopting parents gives their dogs the help they need to be successful.

5. Bay Area Humane Society, Green Bay, WI

The Bay Area Humane Society is Green Bay’s animal shelter for nurturing sick, abused, and surrendered animals. Stay active within the Bay Area Humane Society by participating in one of their events, donating, or adopting one of their many animals.

6. Lakeland Animal Shelter, Delavan, WI

Over the course of its existence, the Lakeland Animal shelter has helped over 2,500 animals annually in southeastern Wisconsin. The Lakeland Animal Shelter really teams up with different community members and owners to raise awareness and funds for the work they are doing for their homeless animals.

7. Eau Claire County Humane Association, Eau Claire, WI

Eau Claire County Human Association’s homepage features one special dog and one special cat every week. They have a cute picture and a small write up about each of their featured animals as they come in. With an easy to read list on their side panel, you can know just what to get the shelter on your next shopping trip.

8. Northwoods Humane Society, Hayward, WI

The Northwoods Humane Society is northern Wisconsin’s premier animal shelter. They offer a free Bark Park which is a fenced in dog park open to the public. Take your dog out for a play date or take one of the shelter dogs out for a while.

9. Coulee Region Humane Society, Onalaska, WI

The Coulee Region Humane Society teams up with the community to see that their animals are getting the food and supplies they need. They even have a weekly pet featured on their local Channel 8 news in a segment called the Pet Project. Learn how you can help by visiting their website for more information.

10. Humane Society of Jefferson County

Adopt, donate, or volunteer at the Humane Society of Jefferson County. Each is made easy by their step by step buttons. Check out their featured animals, while RSPVing to one of their awesome event nights.

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