Upcoming Events!

Paint Your Pet: Wine, Canvas & You

March 16: Baraboo Country Club

Enjoy an evening of artist led painting of YOUR favorite pet, wine, and appetizers!

That's right, when you pre-register, you will also submit a photo of your favorite pet (cat, dog, ferret, bird, etc). Phil Rego, of Wine Canvas & You will put the photo on canvas for you to paint the night of the event!


Click Here to register today!

Spots are limited to only 50 people so be sure to register now before it's too late!

Appetizers are at 6pm with painting to begin between 6:30/7.

For more information, contact Phil at 608-434-7219 or Katie at 356-2520 ex.12.

We can't wait to see all of you classy people there!


1 "Like" = $1 for Homeless Animals

All Month Long

For every Page "Like" to their Facebook Page, and every "Follow" on their LinkedIn Page, River Cities Bank will donate $1 to the SCHS, up to $500!!

They are also helping two other humane society's, so the goal is to reach 1500 likes and/or follows so we each receive $500!

In addition River Cities Bank in Baraboo will be accepting pet supply donations at their location. Our biggest needs include bleach and non-clumping cat litter!

Pet of the Week


Athena is a ten month old Labrador Retriever mix who was surrendered when her owner’s landlord would not allow her to keep her.  When Athena first came into the shelter, she was very shy and wary of everything, however, after staff patiently worked with her, she has started to come out of her shell.  She responds to treats and loves to try to sit in laps.  She is an intelligent dog that needs work on her manners but gets along with everyone, including children, other dogs, and cats.  She would do well in a home that has the time and patience to work with her.  Athena is spayed and up to date on all initial vaccinations.

2016 Calendars Have Arrived!!!

We have 900 beautiful calendars to sell and our goal is to be sold out by December 31st! Help us make that goal a reality!

This is by far our best calendar yet and we're so excited to share it with you. These make great gifts for the holidays or just because. Plus, all proceeds will go towards helping our homeless animals in need!!

Purchase yours today for only $12 at any of these locations!



Baraboo Valley Vet Clinic

Gavin Brother’s Auctioneers LLC

The Grainery

Jen’s Alpine Café & Soup Kitchen

The Jeweler’s Edge LLC

Minuteman Press

Wild Bird Barn

Hill Dale Vet Hospital

Sauk City/Prairie du Sac  

Cayuse Shop

Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital

Reedsburg/La Valle

Reedsburg Small Animal Clinic

RE/MAX Preferred-Julie Alibrando

River Valley Vet Clinic

Sunrise Vet Clinic

Susie’s Petpourri

Wi Dells/Lake Delton

Dells Animal Hospital

Noble Hound

Pet Retreat


Mounds Pet Food Warehouse


American Family Insurance-John Keenan

Pet of the Week


Tiny is a one year old domestic long hair cat who was surrendered because he did not get along with other cats in the household.  Tiny was initially very frightened but has slowly started to come out of his shell.  Because he is shy in his kennel, he is often overlooked by adopters.  He loves to be brushed and will alternate between sitting contentedly on your lap and playing with toys.  He would do well in a quiet home where he can continue to gain his confidence. Tiny is neutered and up to date on all in initial vaccinations.

We're looking for volunteers to help in our Spay/Neuter Clinic! 

No experience necessary, we'll teach you what you need to know!

Duties can include: helping with animal check in, entering surgeries, cleaning ears, trimming nails, and cleaning surgical instruments.

If you find your Tuesdays or Thursdays free, contact us at 356-2520 to find out how you can help in our clinic!

The Sauk County Humane Society (SCHS) is an open admission shelter; no animal is ever turned away no matter what its age, condition, extent of injuries, or behavior.

Click on the About Us tab to learn more!



Animal Care Technician/Animal Control

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.

Compensation: $9-$10/hour + vacation time + health insurance + on call wages.

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


Volunteer Coordinator

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. 

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits.

If you are interested or would like to learn more about the opportunity, please contact either Rose at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

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Animal Shirts Available at the SCHS! 

Calling ALL Animal Lovers!

We have t-shirts available for sale at our store for only $12+tax each! There is a wide variety of designs (more than what's pictured) in a variety of sizes. There's also children shirts for $8+tax! Stop on by and purchase one for yourself or the animal lover in your life!


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 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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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 608-355-4495


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