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* Please check our newly-updated Adoption Hours before you visit! *

All of these animals need loving homes! Our website is updated in real-time, so please check back often for the most current available animals, or just stop in to see us. Also, please check out our Virtual Rehoming page, a listing for animals not available for adoption through WHS, but are being re-homed by members of the community.

Coming Soon most often means an animal is recovering from their spay/neuter surgery and will likely be available the following day. “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.

If you are interested in adopting, we recommend that you be here at least an hour and a half before we close in order to complete the adoption process. During peak times, we may need to stop checking in clients prior to closing time to accommodate potential adopters on our waiting list. Looking for breed names? Click here to learn why WHS stopped labeling dog breeds in 2016!

Click to view the current wait time for adoption at the Milwaukee Campus, Racine CampusOzaukee Campus, Door County Campus, or Green Bay Campus.

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 Interested in adopting a dog? Fill out an adoption profile, and we'll have it waiting for you when you get here!

 Interested in adopting a cat? Fill out an adoption profile, and we'll have it waiting for you when you get here!

 Interested in adopting? Fill out an adoption profile, and we'll have it waiting for you when you get here!