2016 Calendar Contest!
*******Due to numerous requests, we have extended the calendar contest deadline!! Don't delay...you have until July 7 to get that perfect pet picture submitted...!!*******
It's here, it's here! The SCHS 2016 Calendar Photo Contest has begun! Entries will be accepted until June 30th, but don't delay--get your favorite feline's face and your adorable pooch's picture (or cute critter) submitted via email or by dropping it off at the shelter ASAP (please click here to download the submission form for entry details). We can't wait to see the great submissions for this year's contest!
For those of your wondering, the calendar WILL be in color this year!
Questions? Call the shelter at 356-2520 or email
Pet of the Week
Hazel is an eight year old beagle mix who was found in a local parking lot. Since no owner could be found, she is now available for adoption. Initially, Hazel was a very frightened little dog but after a lot of loving attention, she has shown herself to be a sweet friendly dog who loves attention and belly rubs. She likes to go on walks and play in the grass and will give you her 'beagle' call of delight. Hazel is good with other dogs, children of all ages, and should be okay with cats. She is spayed and up to date on all initial vaccinations.
June is a two year old domestic shorthair calico cat who originally came to the shelter with another cat and a dog when their owner moved. All three were adopted but June was returned after only two weeks due to health issues of her new owner. June is a very sweet, affectionate kitty who loves to sit in your lap and purr. She also enjoys playing with toys and would do well in just about any home. June is spayed and up to date on all 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.
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Are you a “people person” with a passion for animals? Outgoing? Energetic? Creative? Then we have a job for you! We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join our team as our new Volunteer Coordinator. The person in this role will have an exciting opportunity to build and improve upon various volunteer programs as well as work directly with the shelter volunteers.
Responsibilities: Work closely with shelter staff to identify opportunities for effective use of volunteers. Interact with the community to attract volunteers. Nurture, sustain, andsupervise volunteers for long- and short-term positions. Maintain volunteer database. Present new volunteer orientation sessions on a regular basis. Develop and implement a Junior Volunteer program. Coordinate volunteers at special events. Develop and implement a volunteer appreciation program. Establish and regularly update volunteer schedule and list of events. Communicate regularly with volunteers one-on-one, through check-in phone calls, and e-mails. Will be required to multi-task as duties change throughout the year.
Desired qualifications: Passionate about the mission of the SCHS; ability to inspire enthusiasm in others about the organization. Strong written and oral communication skills. Excellent inter-personal skills, confidence and ability to work effectively with people in difficult, emotional situations. Experience recruiting, training, managing, and supporting groups of people to address the needs of an organization. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Maturity and good judgment in relating to and building relationships with SCHS volunteers, staff, and community partners. Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think strategically. Microsoft Word and Excel expertise.
And of course, The Volunteer Coordinator maintains a commitment to the philosophies and policies of the Sauk County Humane Society, Inc., in the performance of his/her duties and respects the dignity and basic rights of each animal.
Schedule: This is a full-time position. Weekend and evening work is required.
If you are interested or would like to learn more about the opportunity, please contact either Rose at
2015 PAWS Shirts-Get Yours Today!
We have some fabulous 2015 PAWS shirts still available for purchase for only $8 each!
Sizes range from Small-Large.
Stop by the shelter and pick up yours today!
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
618 Highway 136Baraboo, WI 53913Phone: (608) 356-2520Fax (608) 356-2519The Shelter is located in West Baraboo at 618 Hwy 136, just west of Walgreens and next to the Sauk County Highway Department.
NEW HOURS 8/1/2013
Building/Animal Drop-off HoursMon. Wed. Fri. 8am-6pmTues. Sat. Sun. 8am-5pmThurs. 8am-8pmAnimal Viewing HoursMon. Wed. Fri. 12pm-5pmThurs. 12pm-7pmSat. Sun. 11am-4pmClosed Tues.After HoursIf you have an animal emergency or found an animal, please contact Sauk County Dispatch at 355-4495