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WHS Adoptable Animals

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 128 years, WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need. We offer adoption services that place 9,000 animals in new homes annually, veterinary services that save thousands of lives, educational programs that instill respect for animals, behavior services to assist guardians and a myriad of other initiatives that help end suffering for animals. We depend entirely on private donations to fund our programs and rely on volunteers in nearly every department. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, enrolling in a class, taking a tour or making a donation, check out our comprehensive web site at The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!

Scout Nights with Animals at WHS

Join the staff of the Wisconsin Humane Society for a fun-filled program where scouts can learn all about companion animals. Make some cool cat toys, learn how to train canines with our "Bow-Wow Basics" program and even receive a behind-the-scenes tour! Learn about the journey that the animals take to reach Adoption Avenue.  Scout nights occur twice a month on Wednesday nights.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call (414) 431-6159 or email Dezarae Jones-Hartwig at for information about the next available Scout Night.

Stop the Pulling!

Stop The Pulling! A Lesson in Loose Leash Walking
Due to popular demand, the Wisconsin Humane Society is once again offering our Stop the Pulling Seminar. This class is a lesson in loose leash walking for a dog and her guardian. This one-time class will teach your dog to walk on a leash without pulling (in a game-like lesson) using reward-based training. If your dog is taking YOU for a walk, consider bringing him to WHS’ next Stop the Pulling workshop on Wednesday, September 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This class is for dogs of all ages who need some extra assistance walking politely on leash.
The fee for our Stop the Pulling class is $20, and all proceeds go to the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society. To purchase tickets for Stop the Pulling!, please click here.  

Open House & Unveiling at Ozaukee

Mark your calendars! The Ozaukee Humane Society will be hosting an Open House from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4. Participate in fun activities for both kids and dogs, learn about the new shelter planned for Ozaukee County, meet adoptable animals and more! All activities will be free, although monetary donations for the new OHS shelter are encouraged.

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Eagle Service Project to Benefit WHS

Now this is one cool kid!

On October 10, Ryan Creekmur and fellow Boy Scouts from Troop 506 will be distributing flyers and plastic donation bags to over 2,000 homes in the greater Greendale area. A week later they will return to pick up any items generously donated by the concerned animal lovers of the community.

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