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

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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



 Sorrel is an eight-year old Poodle/Terrier mix who came into the shelter as a stray.  He is a friendly, playful dog.  As a small dog, he is barely into middle age and would make a wonderful pet for someone looking for a dog who doesn't need a lot of training.  He is good with children, other dogs, cats, and walks nicely on a leash.  Sorrel is neutered and current on all initial vaccinations.

Pet of the Week



Marge is a three-month old domestic short hair tuxedo kitten who came into the shelter with her siblings, Homer and Bart, as unwanted kittens.  Bart has been adopted and now Marge and Homer are waiting for their forever home.  Marge and Homer are highly energetic, playful, comical kittens who would bring lots of fun and laughter into any home, especially if they are adopted together.  The adoption fee for a second kitten is half the regular price. Marge and Homer are spayed and neutered and up-to-date on all initial shots.

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!



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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

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