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Finding Your Match

Considering adding a companion to the family? The Wisconsin Humane Society offers the following information to help make the decision a breeze.

Get the whole family involved.

Choosing a new animal companion is exciting!

Start your selection process at home by polling family members about what species, size, and personality will best suit your environment and lifestyle. The Adoption Counselors at the Wisconsin Humane Society will help you to translate all that information into a great match. If you have one or more pets at home, describe them to our Adoption Counselors and they can help you select which animal will be able to adapt to your household.  

Ask questions.

When interacting with your potential new companion animal, ask about his or her behavior.

An animal's personality is the most important factor in a successful adoption. The Wisconsin Humane Society evaluates all animals available for adoption to assess their individual personalities. Adoption Counselors are more than happy to answer any of your questions. 

Be prepared for your new animal's arrival.

Animal Antics, the Wisconsin Humane Society's store for creature comforts, is continually stocking new items and old favorites, to help your companion make a smooth transition to his or her new home.

Adoption Counselors will help you make the right product selections for your new family member. After your adoption, you can still purchase the items you want online or stop in the WHS campus nearest you during adoption hours to shop! All proceeds from our Animal Antics store benefit the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Doesn't it feel great to support a store that makes life better for animals? 


Most shelters have a large selection of mixed breed and some purebred animals of all ages.

The Wisconsin Humane Society offers a wealth of resources to adopters, including adoption counseling, behavior support, low-cost training classes, low-cost vaccine clinics, and adopter perks from local businesses. In addition, all animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and given initial vaccinations.