Wisconsin Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Wisconsin dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for Wisconsin pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

Wisconsin law requires that some dog breeders and others involved in dog sales, adoptions, and sheltering to be inspected and licensed. It also requires that dogs be examined by a veterinarian before they are sold or adopted for a fee, and prohibits sale of puppies until they are 7 weeks old, except under certain conditions.  Visit Wisconsin Puppy Mill Laws for more information.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.


Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

Wisconsin Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

LOCATION TYPE BREED URL NO-KILL
Wisconsin Aquatics All Finned Friends and KARS (Kelly’s Aquatic Rescue Services)
Verona WI 53593 Birds All Bird Lovers Only Rescue
Wisconsin Birds All Fine Feathered Friends Sanctuary
Madison, WI 53708 Cats All Dane County Friends of Ferals Establishing
Stoughton, WI 53589 Cats All Country Animal Haven Yes
Dodgeville, WI 53533 Cats and Dogs All Iowa County Humane Society Yes
Elkhorn, WI 53121 Cats and Dogs All Lakeland Animal Welfare Society
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Cats and Dogs All Fond du Lac Humane Society
Green Lake WI 54941 Cats and Dogs All Green Lakes Area Animal Shelter
Janesville, WI 53546 Cats and Dogs All One At A Time Pet Rescue
Madison, WI 53718 Cats and Dogs All Dane County Humane Society
Merrill, WI 54452 Cats and Dogs All Lincoln County Humane Society Yes
Pardeeville, WI 53954 Cats and Dogs All Midwest Animal and Potbellied Pig Association and Rescue
Park Falls, WI 54552 Cats and Dogs All Catkins Animal Rescue
Racine, WI 53403 Cats and Dogs All H.O.P.E. Safehouse
Racine, WI 53405 Cats and Dogs All Critter Adoption Maintenance Program Inc (CAMP)
Racine, WI 53403 Cats and Dogs All Countryside Humane Society
Slinger, WI 53086 Cats and Dogs All The Washington County Humane Society
Verona WI 53593 Cats and Dogs All Angel’s Wish Yes
Waupun, WI 53963 Cats and Dogs All Waupun Area Animal Shelter
Berlin, WI 54923 Dogs All Limberlost Animal Rehoming Cause Yes
Madison Dogs All The Twig Project Yes
Madison (53714) Dogs All Madison Mutts Yes
Racine, WI 53402 Dogs All Orphan Kanines Yes
Southern Wisconsin Dogs All The Twig Project Yes
Thorp, WI 54771 Dogs All Lil’ Rascals Refuge
Waupaca County Dogs All H.E.L.P. Dog Rescue, 715-258-5452 Fax: 715-258-4883, dogz4us@hotmail.com
Wisconsin Dogs All From the Heart All Breed Rescue Yes
Wisconsin Dogs Affenpinscher Affenpinscher Club of America – 608-455-1828
Wisconsin Dogs Australian Shepherds Aussie Rescue Midwest (click on State)
Central Wisconsin Dogs Bichon Northstar Bichon Rescue Yes
Wisconsin Dogs Border Collie Wisconsin Border Collie Rescue
Great Lakes region Dogs Border Collie Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue Lists
Great Lakes region Dogs Border Collie 2nd Chance Border Collie Rescue Lists
Midwest Dogs Boston Terrier Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
Wisconsin Dogs Boxer Boxer Rebound
Wisconsin Dogs Boxer Green Acres Boxer Rescue
Wisconsin Dogs Brittany JILL ANN YOERIN   262-767-9130
Southern Wisconsin Dogs Bulldog Northern Illinois Bulldog League Yes
Wisconsin Dogs Chesapeake Bay Retriever Chesapeake Rescue of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dogs Chow Chow Wisconsin Chow Chow Rescue
Twin Lakes, WI 53181 Dogs Cocker Spaniel Shorewood Cocker Rescue
Wisconsin Dogs Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dogs Collie Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue Yes
Southeastern Wisconsin Dogs Dalmatian Save Our Spots Dalmatian Rescue, Inc.
Southern Wisconsin Dogs Dalmatian Dal-Savers Dalmatian Rescue
Hales Corners, WI 53130 Dogs German Shepherd Rescue A German Shepherd! Yes
Wisconsin Dogs German Shepherd Badgerland German Shepherd Rescue
Wisconsin Dogs German Shepherd German Shepherd Rescue Alliance of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dogs German Shepherd Arf’s German Shepherd Rescue
Wisconsin Dogs German Shepherd Mit Liebe German Shepherd Rescue
Wisconsin Dogs German Shepherd White Paws GSD Rescue
Southeast Wisconsin Dogs Golden Retrievers Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever, Inc Hotline: 414-517-7725
Wisconsin Dogs Golden Retrievers Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin 888-655-4753
Otsego, MN 55362 Dogs Great Dane Great Dane Rescue of MN and WI
Wisconsin Dogs Great Dane Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue
Wisconsin Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Pets of America-Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dogs Italian Greyhounds Italian Greyhound Rescue of the Upper Midwest Yes
Wisconsin Dogs Italian Greyhound Midwest Italian Greyhound Rescue
Wisconsin Dogs Labrador Retriever Labs N More Puppy Rescue
Wisconsin Dogs Labrador Retriever The Labrador Connection
Southern Wisconsin Dogs Labrador Retriever Labrador Education and Rescue Network
Racine, WI 53405 Dogs Maltese Northcentral Maltese Rescue, Inc.
Wisconsin Dogs Mastiff Midwest Mastiff Fanciers
Wisconsin Dogs Miniature Pinscher Southern Star MinPin Rescue
Southern Wisconsin Dogs Samoyed Play It Again SAMS Rescue
Milwaukee Dogs St. Bernards AllSaints Saint Bernard Rescue
Wisconsin Dogs St. Bernards Wisconsin St. Bernard Rescue (414-764-0262)
Wisconsin Dogs Shar-Pei Rescue A Shar-Pei
Midwest Dogs Shiba Inu Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue
Central Wisconsin Dogs Shih Tzu Shih Tzu Rescue of Central Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dogs Siberian Husky Adopt a Husky
Wisconsin Dogs Siberian Husky Wisconsin Siberian Husky Rescue
Central Wisconsin Dogs Vizsla Central Wisconsin izsla Club Rescue
Wisconsin Ferrets All Ferret Nook
Southeast Wisconsin Ferrets All Ferret Fanciers of Greater Milwaukee Yes
Wisconsin Fish All Finned Friends and KARS (Kelly’s Aquatic Rescue Services)
Appleton and Oshkosh Guinea Pig All K and R Small Animal Sanctuary Yes
Madison Area Guinea Pig All Baraboo Area Guinea Pig Rescue
Pardeeville, WI 53954 Cats and Dogs All Midwest Animal and Potbellied Pig Association and Rescue
Rome Potbellied Pig All Pigs Home N Rome
Appleton and Oshkosh Rabbits All K and R Small Animal Sanctuary Yes
Wisconsin Reptiles Non-venomous E-mail: BHillsb796@aol.com Reptile Rescue Yes