About Us


Please visit us on Facebook!  https://www.facebook.com/RichlandAreaRescue

We have been busy improving our facility in the past 2 years!!  We have been able to add a heater, insulate the main building, add windows and pour a concrete floor.  We make the improvements as soon as we raise enough money to make them.  If you would like to donate to our cause, please go to our website and click on the paypal link. 

Adopting A Friend


Adopting an animal is a lifelong commitment. Adopters should be allowed to have an animal at their place of residence, be willing to provide regular veterinary care, and give a loving home.

Please bring along a completed adoption application.  The application can be found at http://www.rarescue.com/available.html

You may also want to bring along a leash and collar/harness. 

All puppies are to be altered by 6 months of age. Proof of spay/neuter must be sent back to the shelter or they become the property of RAR.

We are no longer accepting checks without prior approval before you get here. We do accept Paypal.







Who We Are


Richland Area Rescue helps animals in need in the Richland County area of Wisconsin.   We are an all volunteer organization.  We are funded by donations and adoption fees.  We also are responsible for picking up stray or abandoned animals in the area. 

Most dogs for adoption are strays or surrenders. We hold them for 7 to 10 days to give their owners a chance to claim them. After this time they are put on this site to be adopted. 








Come Visit Us

Just call or text us at 608-604-8213 and we'll be happy to tell you more about our available animals, give you directions, and set up a time to meet the animals. You need to make an appointment with us so that upon your arrival the animal you are interested in is still available.

Please call:

  • after 5 PM on weekdays or
  • 9 am - 9 pm on weekends if you want to talk to us and not voicemail.

Please be patient. We are an all-volunteer organization. We work full-time, take care of our families and the pets in our care. It may take a day or so to get back to you.




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Available Animals

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