PAWS Pledge Walk and Fun Festival!

Saturday, May 2nd


Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo  

$25 pre-registration $30 day of

Registration Starts at: 8am

Walk Starts at: 9am for 3mi/9:30am for 1mi

Festival Starts at: 10am-1pm

  The Sauk County Humane Society is gearing up for our 16th Annual PAWS Pledge Walk and Fun Festival, to be held on Saturday, May 2nd at the Sauk County Fairgrounds.

This year is bigger and better than ever!!!


To register, become a sponsor, or be a vendor at our event click here



In addition to the 1 mile or 3 mile walk, the festival is jam-packed with fun events! We're featuring dog agility, the Sauk County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit demonstrations, reptile demos courtesy of the Madison Area Herpetology Society, Baraboo's own K-9 unit, Presto the Clown, live music provided by "Old Gray Cats", Petcasso, a bounce house, several kids' games, over 30, vendors, and food!

**Plus you can help us raise an additional $6,000 for our shelter animals by test driving a vehicle from Glacier Valley Ford for FREE! Every household that test drives, will bring in $20 to the shelter!

  Local celebrity and actor, Jesse Garon, will MC the event.


Contact 356-2520 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

We can't wait to see you there!

 Pet of the Week


Duke is a three year old lab/shar pei mix who was surrendered to the shelter because his owner did not have enough time for him.  Duke is a big, lovable dog who is learning new things every day.  He is friendly and outgoing and loves to play.  He does well with other dogs and should be okay with children of all ages.  He shows a lot of interest in cats but should be okay with initial monitoring.  He walks nicely on a leash and already knows several commands.  Duke will do well with an adopter who is committed to spending a lot of quality time with him.  Duke is neutered and up to date on all initial vaccinations.

Pet of the Week



Cubby is a six month old domestic shorthair cat who came into the shelter with his brother, Kuddles, because their owner could not have pets where they lived.  Both of these kitties are affectionate, self-confident cats.  They love to play but stop every so often and jump in your lap and ask for attention.  They love to be cuddled and petted.  They may be adopted separately but the perfect home would have room for both.  Cubby and Kuddles are 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.

 The Sauk County Humane Society is an open admissions shelter and turns no animal away in its time of need, no matter what its age, condition, extent of injuries, or behavior.

Click on the About Us tab to learn more! 


Part Time Adoption Counselor/Animal Control (one position, two roles)

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 to provide support to all customers and instill a favorable first impression to all SCHS customers. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, often stressful environment, carry out general office functions, and maintain a commitment to the philosophies and policies of the SCHS in the performance of his/her duties.

Adoption Counselor Responsibilities: Must be able to greet all customers in a friendly and welcoming manner, answer phone questions, be able to work a multi-line phone system, give information about specific animals, explain the adoption process to shelter visitors, counsel potential adopters in selecting a pet that fits their lifestyle, discuss the responsibilities of pet ownership, data entry, and filing.

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. Take bite case reports and issue quarantines when 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.

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. Must be able to work some weekends and holidays.

This position will start off at part time (10-15 hours/week), but may have the option of going full time in the future.

Compensation: $9/hour + on call wages and vacation time.

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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 Would you like to win $1,000? 

 Our annual PAWS Raffle Tickets are available for purchase at the shelter!
Grand Prize is $1,000 
2nd place winner receives $500 
3rd place receives $250
A single ticket is $5, and a booklet of five is $20. 
We will also have booths set up at various locations around Sauk County selling tickets. See our Facebook page- we'll post these dates and locations as they come up. 
Winners will be drawn May 2nd during the PAWS Festival immediately after the Pledge Walk. You need not be present to win.
Proceeds from this raffle will go directly towards helping the more than 2300 homeless, neglected, and abused animals we help every year. 
Stop by the shelter and get yours today! But are in limited supply and last year we ran out!!!

2015 Calendars


Get yours today for only $10!

These make great birthday, holiday, and just because gifts.

Stop by the shelter or one of the following locations today!

• Baraboo Valley Veterinary Clinic
• Gavin Brothers Auctioneers LLC
• The Grainery
• Jen’s Alpine Café & Soup Kitchen
• The Jewlers Edge LLC
• Minuteman Press
• Wild Bird Barn
• Hill Dale Veterinary Hospital

Reedsburg/La Valle
• Reedsburg Small Animal Clinic
• RE/MAX Preferred-Julie Alibrando
• River Valley Veterinary Clinic
• Sunrise Veterinary Services
• Susie’s Petpourii

Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton
• Dells Animal Hospital
• Noble Hound
• Pine Knoll Veterinary Clinic

Sauk City/Prairie du Sac
• Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital
• Cayuse Shop

• Mounds Pet Food Warehouse

 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!

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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.

After Hours

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

Upcoming Events

Sat May 02 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
PAWS Pledge Walk and Fun Festival
Sat May 02 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Sat Jun 06 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Sat Jul 04 @11:00AM - 02:00PM


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