Click here to visit our Memorial and Honorarium giving page for recognition of those who have donated on behalf of the special people, pets, or occasions in their life.
Your contributions to our special medical fund, "Help Me, Heal Me," enables us to help those animals most at risk and in need. Help us to help them!
105.9 The Hog:
Listen every Monday as The Hog announces a new adoptable pet of the week! You can also see them all week long at The Hog's web site
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Pam Garland-Gjestson speaks with Mike Austin every Monday morning! Listen between 7:30-7:35 am to hear all about this week's pet of the week. You can also see a video at WJVL.com.
Learn more about businesses that support RCHS.
Mikey's Dog Town was started by the pet guardians of an RCHS alumnus, Orville/Henry! It includes an Orphanage (all-breed rescue information) and a Pitty Page (Pit Bull awareness).
Thank you Brooke, Karlie, and Kassie for donating the proceeds of your Kool-Aid stand to help the homeless animals at RCHS!
Area Breed Rescue Groups
Every animal shelter hopes that you will come to them to adopt your new best friend and save a life. If you're looking for a specific breed, you may be surprised to learn that Rock County Humane Society adopts out many wonderful purebred dogs and cats in addition to our great selection of mixed breeds. If you've given us a try and haven't found that perfect match yet, breed rescue organizations are a great alternative!
Breed rescues are independent groups that typically take in animals of one particular species and/or breed. By specializing in only one species or breed, they are often able to provide adopters with medical and behavioral information specific to that type of animal. Additionally, most breed rescues house animals in foster homes until they are adopted. The foster family will be able to provide you with even more information about the individual animal and how it does in a home setting.
When contacting a rescue group, please remember that they are often a small group of individuals that are volunteering their own time to help these animals. Be patient! They will do their best to find the right match for your home but finding that perfect new family member can take time.
This list is offered as a courtesy to our community. Rock County Humane Society does not specifically endorse any of the rescues listed below. We encourage you to ask questions and seek references to ensure you are dealing with a reputable rescue group.
For additional contacts beyond the ones listed below, try the websites www.petango.com or www.petfinder.com. If you are a breed rescue that would like to add or update a listing, please contact our Volunteer, Adoption, and Development Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dogs | Cats | Other
- ATRA (Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption) - Shawano, WI
Paula Lackner - (715) 526-5961
- WI Airedale Terrier Club - Whitewater, WI
Lisa - (262) 473-4949
American Water Spaniel
- Bearded Collie Club of American and Bone
Shaggy Cyndie - (920) 488-2240 or email@example.com
- Greater Milwaukee Boston Terrier Club - Madison, WI
Jean - (608) 827-5962
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
- Shadow's Dobe Rescue Debbie - Mukwanago, WI
Debbie - (414) 965-3115 or (262) 662-4838
German Shorthaired Pointer
- Great Pyrenees Club of Metropolitan Milwaukee - Franklin, WI
Erina - (414) 425-8458 or fax (414) 427-9814 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keeshond Rescue of the Central States - Madison, WI
Dawn - H (608) 240-0927 or C (608) 843-3119 or email@example.com
- Keeshond Rescue of the Central States - Urbana, IL
Dina - (217) 278-7245 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- North Central Newfoundland Club Rescue - Mt. Horeb, WI
Mary - (608) 437-4553 or email@example.com
Pit Bull Terrier
- Central WI Vizsla Club - Dodgeville, WI
Sharon - (608) 935-7573 or 608-623-2388
- House Rabbit Society - Madison, WI
George and Sue - (608) 232-7044 (HRS hotline)