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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!

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, it’s time to feel good about #GivingTuesday, a special movement started in 2012. Kick off the holiday season with a gift to a cause that really matters to you – homeless, injured, and abused animals in need of your help. You can make a gift to WHS in honor of someone special, and even send an e-card to let them know, as part of our Hope’s Lights campaign. Donate now by using the buttons at the bottom of this page: We're so grateful for your generosity and support!


Be an “Angel for Animals” this holiday season

Be an “Angel for Animals” this holiday season
All major area animal shelters join forces to help animals 


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Two Dachshunds looking for a home together

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Racine Campus is asking for the public’s help in finding a great home for two very tightly bonded dogs. Molly and Ruby are adorable Dachshund buddies who were surrendered to the WHS Racine Campus because their family no longer had time for them. 

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Is your dog shy?

Shy Dog Class - Milwaukee Campus
Date:  Begins Saturday, January 4, 2014 
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Is your dog a wallflower who needs a little help coming out of his shell?

This four-week course is designed for dogs who are fearful or shy of people, other dogs, objects, noises, etc.  In these sessions, we use desensitizing and counter conditioning techniques.  You will also learn basic training cues that help your dog to build confidence and make you proud, too. The course is based on the following:
  • Identifying and understanding the TRIGGERS that cause the fear or reaction
  • Improving your LEADERSHIP skills to redirect and reinforce good behavior
  • Using CALMING techniques such as essential oils, massage and calming signals

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Wisconsin Humane Society on pace to adopt 10,000 animals in 2013

Officials hope for 18 adoptions during special hours on New Year’s Eve


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