Join Us In Our Mission

The mission of The Washington County Humane Society is to protect animals from suffering and cruelty, to provide care for animals afflicted by neglect and abandonment, and to enhance the lives of animals and people through education, adoption and compassion.

Animal Viewing Hours

Monday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Friday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday Closed
Thursday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Map and Directions >>

Featured Animals

Meet ruger!

Howdy, my name is Ruger and I am electrifying! I was surrendered to WCHS to find my new home because my previous owner fell on some hard times and could not afford to keep me. We were all pretty sad about it but I am keeping a positive attitude and I...
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Hi there I'm, graysen!

I'm Graysen. I came to the shelter as a stray. I am likely good with kids as I am pretty outgoing, confident and affectionate. I do love to play and have my cheeks scratched. Allow me to boast here a moment - I'm so purrfect that whenever I meet ...
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I'm thumper!

Hippity, hoppity and a little bit of floppity! Have you ever considered adding a little spring into your household? Rabbits make wonderful pets and can normally be easily litterbox trained. A rabbit will typically live 9-12 years, providing they are ...
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Desperately Needed

These are the items that we are in desperate need of: 

  • Non-scoopable Litter
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Ear Cleaner
  • Yellow Pocket Folders
  • Postage Stamps
  • Dog Toys
  • Paper Plates
  • Canned Cat Food (Pate')
  • C Batteries


Dog Foster Homes Needed

We are in desperate need of foster homes for our dogs … if you can help we would really appreciate it.  For more information please check out our Volunteer/Foster Home Page.




Volunteer Application Form


Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Jessica at 262-677-0731 or

TNR Homes Needed


Do you have a barn or out building where you need a little rodent control? Or perhaps you’d just like to have some feline friends on your property? Look no further, WCHS is looking for OUTDOOR cat homes for our feral (unfriendly) cats that others unfortunately can’t put back on their property.

The qualifications to “adopt” are:

    • Barn/Out building where the cats can be safe from harsh weathers/seek shelter from predators
    • Ability to do a 2-3 week quarantine for each new cat in a room/crate they cat cannot get out of
    • Provide food and water
    • The new caretaker should want to make verbal attempts to bond with them. Even though these cats are not friendly in shelter environments, they may become friendly to the caretakers.

All cats put through our TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program get spayed/neutered, a left ear tip, which signifies they are part of an outdoor community that is cared for and have been fixed, and a rabies shot (depended on age/weight).  All of this comes at no cost to you if you are in Washington County!

Interested? Call WCHS at 262-677-4388 and ask for Jessie or Tina for more details!



Old Dog Gathering


Dates:   February 19    March 19      April 9

February 19th, March 19th and April 9th – Time:  3:00-4:00pm

Cost:  $10 per Session       

Limit:  10 Dogs



Think of this as a senior center activity for your aging canine companion.  Have some fun with your senior dog (or dog of any age with limitations) in a warm, dry environment when the weather may be cold and blustery or the yard ankle deep in mud.  This will not be a structured class.  Low impact games and activities will be available for you and your dog to have fun with, or just take a leisurely stroll around the training room.  The extent of the dog’s participation will be at the discretion of the pet parent.  The hour will end with a discussion of the challenges and rewards of caring for an aging/disabled dog.  Refreshments for both humans and canines will be available.  This is an excellent opportunity to spend some quality time with your buddy and talk with others meeting the challenge of caring for this population of companion animal.

Each gathering is considered a separate activity.  Participation will be limited to 10 dogs per gathering.  The cost for the hour is $10.00 per gathering.  Call the Washington County Humane Society to reserve your spot for the month or months of your choosing – 262 677-4388.



Party With The Animals!

What better way to celebrate your child’s birthday than with The Washington County Humane Society. Not only will your child have fun, but they will learn about homeless pets and how they can help. Plus, your birthday party fee will go directly to the care, comfort and medical expenses of the thousands of cats, dogs, puppies, kittens and rabbits that we receive each year. WCHS is a private, non-profit organization that relies on our animal services, donations and fundraising events. We are not a government agency.


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WCHS Provides:

Parent Provides:

  • 1 Birthday Party Instructor
  • Food & Drinks
  • Party Room for 2 hours
  • Invitations
  • Kitchen and Refrigerator Space
  • Party Favors
  • Game or Activity
  • Any Additional Desired Decorations
  • Shelter Tour
  • Animal Encounters
  • Set Up and Clean Up
  • Balloon Centerpiece
  • Commemorative Photo

Ways to help…

**Please note: your donation will be going to The Washington County Humane Society in WISCONSIN.**

We also accept PayPal!

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