Keywords you may see associated with animals below:
- “Coming Soon” most often means an animal is recovering from their spay/neuter surgery and will likely be available within 24 hours of surgery.
- “On Deck” means an animal isn't able to leave the shelter with a new family just yet, but you can still come in to meet them.
- "Benchwarmer" means that dog has been available for adoption for more than 6 days and has a reduced adoption fee to help get them "back in the game!"
- “Available from Foster” means the animal is not physically inside our shelter but is instead in foster care while they search for a family of their own. Click on the animal's photo for information on how to express your interest in adoption to their foster parent.
- “Working Cats” are highly independent felines who are seeking non-home environments where they can thrive while keeping rodents at bay.
Looking for breed names? Click here to learn why WHS stopped labeling dog breeds in 2016.
HOW TO ADOPT AT EACH WHS LOCATION:
If you're looking to meet a specific animal, be sure to double-check the location they're housed at before visiting.
- To adopt at the WHS Milwaukee Campus, please join our waitlist online during adoption hours.
- To adopt at the WHS Ozaukee Campus, please join our waitlist online during adoption hours.
- To adopt at the WHS Racine Campus, please visit during adoption hours and join our waitlist when you arrive. Click to view the current wait time.
- To adopt at the WHS Green Bay Campus, please visit during adoption hours and join our waitlist when you arrive. Click to view the current wait time.
- To adopt at the WHS Door County Campus, please book an adoption appointment online here.
- To adopt at PetSmart Green Bay WEST please visit during adoption hours.
- To adopt at Petco Lake Geneva please visit during adoption hours.