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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!

ADOPTED! Meet Mr. Max Gimble

UPDATE!  UPDATE!   Max was adopted by a young couple from Verona on Sunday.  They are thrilled with their new pal and Max is adjusting well to having three cat siblings! 

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ADOPTED! Playful Jake is a staff favorite


Jake is a treasured dog among the staff and volunteer dog walkers at the Wisconsin Humane Society.  He always greets you with a huge smile, like you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to him.  A bad day at work or school is quickly cured by his cheerful demeanor and eagerness to entertain you. Jake LOVES to go for walks and play in the snow, regardless of the temperature. He is an active, silly boy who thinks independently yet cherishes the companionship of humans.

Jake is a 2 ½ year old Labrador Retriever/Newfoundland mix. He’s been called a “goofy newfie” on more than one occasion. He enjoys the pursuit of tennis balls and proudly demonstrates his ability to catch balls mid-air.  This seventy pound dog is also very affectionate and loving; after a good bout of exercise, Jake adores getting tummy rubs and ear scratches. Jake will undoubtedly bring great joy into someone’s life.

Does he sound like a good match for you?  Check him out at or call 414-ANIMALS for adoption information.

Jake, like many dogs, barrels through snow piles with glee and is entranced by snow falling from the sky. However, all dog guardians should be aware that cold weather can be very dangerous for dogs. From frostbite and cracked paws to antifreeze and sidewalk salt, winter can pose many threats to your dog’s safety. Check out cold weather safety tips at the WHS web site.

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Little ones need homes, too

From an Abyssinian Guinea Pig named Mango to Sparkles, a Rex Rabbit, the Wisconsin Humane Society has a myriad of small animals right now!  All these petite pals are looking for new homes and make great companions. 

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ADOPTED! Riggins will warm up your heart and home

Update! Riggins was adopted by a great family.  

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UPDATE: Elize got adopted!

UPDATE: Eliza is now in a new home!

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ADOPTED! 100 lbs of Love: Meet Dakota.

UPDATE! Dakota was adopted Wednesday evening by a terrific woman from Grafton! 

Dakota is a 7-year-old Akita who couldn't be sweeter!  This gentle giant knows several commands, including "sit" and "shake."  He is a calm, patient dog who likes to spend time hanging out in the snow or cuddling with a pal.  At nearly 100 lbs, he would do best in a home without little kids he might accidentally knock over, but he'd likely enjoy the friendship of older children.  If your family is interested in giving this great guy a home, bring everyone down to meet Dakota at WHS.  If you have another dog, you can even do a dog intro here!  Click here to learn more.

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ADOPTED! Playful pup looking for a pal.

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