Have a Photogenic Pet?

We are currently taking entries for our 2015 Calendar Photo Contest!

Does your dog strike a pose when you bring out the camera? Does your cat smile when you say "cheese"?

The Sauk County Humane Society is currently accepting photo entries for our 2015 calendar. One lucky winner will be chosen for the highly coveted cover photo and twelve others will be selected as a "Pet of the Month." Entry fees and calendar sales all benefit the homeless, abandoned, and mistreated animals served by the SCHS every year.

Click here for Calendar Contest Entry Form

Email completed entry form and photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE FINE PRINT: Only photographs of companion animals will be selected. Pictures submitted must be landscape layout. All animals must be depicted in a humane and dignified manner. No prong or choke collars. SCHS promotes indoor only cat ownership. No photos of cats outdoors, please. We will accept 4X6 inch prints or larger but prefer high resolution photos by email or on CD. Digital entries must be at least 300 dpi and 2550 x 2550 pixels to be considered. We cannot accept black and white or Polaroid images. If your entry was taken by a professional photographer or commercial studio, you must mail a signed copyright release to the SCHS. All entries must be received no later than June 13, 2014 to be considered. Photos become the property of SCHS and may be used and/or altered for the 2015 calendar and for other fundraising efforts. You will be notified ONLY if your photo is chosen for the cover or a Photo of the Month.


 Pet of the Week



 Copper is a seven-year-old Beagle mix who was surrendered to the SCHS when his owners divorced and could no longer take care of him.  Copper is a friendly, playful, happy dog who loves to go on walks.  He has made great progress at losing a few extra pounds while at the shelter but would undoubtedly make greater progress in a home of his own.  Copper gets along with other dogs, children, and should do well with cats.  He is neutered and up to date on all initial vaccinations.

Pet of the Week



Cupcake is a four-year-old black and white DSH kitty who was found as a stray fending for himself.  Unfortunately, no owner was found.  Cupcake is very friendly and sociable but does not like being in a small kennel.  While he has been given a large room to play in with another shelter resident, he would do much better in a home of his own.  Cupcake should do well with other cats and children and is neutered and up to date on initial vaccinations.

The Sauk County Humane Society (SCHS) is an open admission shelter; no animal is ever turned away.

 We provide comfort and care to more than 2300 animals each year and turn no animal away. We provide rescue, adoptions, pet lost & found, emergency assistance to low-income pet owners, community programs, and humane education.

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Have You Ever Thought About Fostering?

Everyone enjoys hearing the updates, and seeing the wonderful pictures we receive from our volunteers while they have foster animals in their homes, then witnessing the wonderful adoptions at the shelter, right? Now it could be your turn to be a part of this process! Are you interested in helping us save and care for more cats, kittens, puppies and/or dogs simply by opening up your home? Have you thought about it, but weren't sure exactly what fostering entails? Now is the PEFECT time to ask! As a volunteer at the Sauk County Humane Society, you have a wonderful and rewarding opportunity to directly help the lives of animals that come through our door.
The need for committed foster families is especially urgent from spring to fall, known in the animal shelter world as "kitten season." Cats (and many animals in general) tend to breed in warm weather, which means local animal shelters get flooded with litters, sometimes accompanied by their moms, but very often orphaned. These babies can't stay in the shelters--their undeveloped immune systems make them susceptible to diseases carried by other animals.
Fostering in a home environment where they are able to grow and thrive makes a world of a difference to these animals. You are saving lives and creating a positive outcome for these innocent creatures! The shelter is always taking applications for foster families, but ESPECIALLY now! Already have animals at home? That's okay! You can have current pets at home and still foster dogs/cats. Call at the shelter at 356-2520 or send the Volunteer Coordinator an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll work to get you on the fast track to becoming a foster parent!



Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of animals? Are you looking for a job with lots of variety? Then this job is for you! We are looking for an individual who enjoys a physically demanding yet highly rewarding job. You will have an opportunity to directly care for animals and deal directly with the public while maintaining the commitment to the philosophies and policies of the Sauk County Humane Society and respects the dignity and basic rights of each animal.  

Animal Care Responsibilities: Administer daily medications; monitor appetite and hydration of shelter animals; restrain animals for medical procedures; provide food in accordance with procedures; move animals as needed; assist in behavior modification and enrichment programs for animals; assist with admitting exams on incoming animals and entering data into computer; daily and spot cleaning of kennels, cages, litter boxes, dishes, laundry; assist with janitorial and other duties as needed.  

Animal Control Responsibilities: Respond to animal calls in a timely manner. Pick up stray animals safely and humanely transporting them to the shelter. Pick up injured animals, giving necessary care and/or transport to a veterinarian if needed. Assist law enforcement officers with unruly animals, abandonment cases, protective custody animals and other cases. Individual must be able to work on a nights and weekend "on call" schedule.  

Environment: Can be dirty and wet; exposure to unpleasant odors, loud noises and chemicals; requires restraining, lifting, and carrying animals; exposure to pests; possibility of being bitten or scratched; requires standing for long periods, bending, squatting, reaching, heavy lifting.  

Qualifications: High School degree required, further education preferred; animal shelter experience highly preferred; licensed, or willing to become licensed, to perform humane euthanasia; excellent communication, problem-solving, and basic computer skills; able to work independently and on teams; able to handle the physical and emotional work in an animal shelter, including the use of euthanasia. Must be able to handle a wide variety of animals including dogs, cats, small mammals, birds and wildlife in a safe and humane manner. Must possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the philosophies of animal welfare and humane handling. Must possess a valid driver’s license, have a good driving record, and live within 15 minutes of the shelter.  

If interested, please submit a resume to Rose at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




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Sauk County Humane Society

618 Highway 136
Baraboo, WI 53913

Phone: (608) 356-2520
Fax (608) 356-2519
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The Shelter is located in West Baraboo at 618 Hwy 136, just west of Walgreens and next to the Sauk County Highway Department.

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NEW HOURS 8/1/2013

Building/Animal Drop-off Hours

Mon. Wed. Fri.  8am-6pm
Tues. Sat. Sun.  8am-5pm
Thurs. 8am-8pm

Animal Viewing Hours

Mon. Wed. Fri. 12pm-5pm
Thurs. 12pm-7pm
Sat. Sun. 11am-4pm
Closed Tues.

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If you have an animal emergency or found an animal, please contact Sauk County Dispatch at 355-4495

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