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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!

Tell YOUR Adoption Story!

Have you ever adopted an animal from the Wisconsin Humane Society? We want to hear YOUR story!

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Calling All Teachers!

Calling all Teachers! 
Do you want to instill a sense of compassion and respect for all living things in your students’ lives?  The Wisconsin Humane Society is excited to offer “Teaching Kids about Kindness:  Developing and Implementing Humane Education in the Classroom/Community Environments”, a course through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The class is designed to help teachers to design and implement humane education into their current curriculum. Learn more.

Charismatic Carly Loves to Cuddle

Carly is a two year old Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix with the sweetest, most gentle disposition you can imagine. When you come to meet her, she will politely inch up to you and invite you to play with her squeeky plush toys - her very favorite. She's also quite fond of belly rubs and ear scratches once you get to know her a little better. Interested in Carly?  Learn more at

Debussy for Dogs... at the Lake!

Classical Concert for Canines at Lakefront
Bring your dog to celebrate the Labor Day weekend with Milwaukee’s free “Classical Concert for Canines” at the new Coast Guard Pavilion, 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, on Friday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. Cellist Jane Hollander and pianist Wayne Wildman will perform. The first eight donors of $25 or more to WHS can make a "doggie dedication" on-screen during the concert. Those interested in showing a photo of their pet for the "doggie dedication" should bring a flash drive with an electronic image of their dog, and a few sentences describing their pooch! For more info, click here.

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