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 wihumane.org. The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!
Mario met his match and went home last weekend with a great family!
Mario loves people. Of course, all dogs love their families, but Mario is the human population's #1 fan. If you and Mario work out as companions, then you'll have yourself a lifelong, devoted friend. Have you ever been the best thing that's happened to someone? That's how Mario will make you feel!
When you first meet him, he breaks out his goofy grin and invites you to play or cuddle - whichever you'd prefer. He loves attention and thrives on being in the company of others. He's a very social and playful pooch, but he's not overwhelmingly energetic. Mario adores getting belly rubs and returns the favor with kisses.
This 2 year old Shepherd/Chow Chow mix has a beautiful golden coat and lovely brown eyes. At 55 pounds, he's a great size and small enough to ride comfortably in the car with you. And believe us, you'll want to take this friendly guy with you everywhere this summer as you form a bond. (Don't forget his safety belt, though!)
Mario came to us as stray and upon his initial examination, it was found that Mario was heartworm positive. Fortunately, this sweet pup is now receiving life-saving treatment for the disease and looks forward to a brighter future. His new guardian will have to restrict excessive exercise and high activity for a while as he recovers, so someone with a good library of books or movies might just be Mario's ideal human. A supply of peanut butter-stuffed Kongs won't hurt, either. If you are seeking a lovable, huggable, snuggable pal, look no further than this happy dog. Check him out at wihumane.org.