Iowa County Humane Society

Pets Up For Adoption At ICHS

Who We Are

The Iowa County Humane Society is a non-profit, no kill shelter. We run 100% on donations. Therefore we're always in need of money, to continue to help the animals of Iowa County and surrounding areas. Please consider a donation to help us continue to help animals! Click Here to Make a Donation

Adopting a Forever Friend from ICHS

We have many wonderful pets waiting for that perfect home at ICHS. Our adoption process is fairly simple and usually takes about 24 hours at the minimum, after you've picked out the animal you'd like to adopt. We ask that you fill out one of our adoption application found at ICHS, (read through and follow all the guidelines on the linked page) which include questions regarding your housing, past animals owned, plans for this pet, previous vets used, 2 personal references that know how you are with animals, etc. We will put the animal on hold until your references and proof of housing can be verified. After your application is approved we will call you and make arrangements for you to take the animal home. It is advised that as many family members as possible meet the animal before adopting. If you have other dogs in your home, it would be a good idea to introduce them to the animal you're looking to adopt, also. This insures that the adoption will be good for all members of your family.

Pre-Approving Adoption Applications

We do pre-approve applications for people coming long distances to adopt. Please go to our web-site at ICHS and print off an adoption application. Then you can fax, email or mail it back to us. We DO NOT do instant adoptions and your application must be approved before your able to adopt. So please call us to make sure we've received your application without any problems. This is very important if you're traveling a long way. Many people have been disappointed when they've traveled for hours only for us to tell them their application wasn't approved yet, and they couldn't take the animal home that day!


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Our hours:
Tuesday-Friday....1 - 5:30pm
Saturday - Sunday.....Noon - 4p.m.
Closed - Mondays and Holidays

Please, Come Visit Us On-line or in Person. At the Iowa County Humane Society!

Map to our shelter

Iowa County Humane Society
305 County Road YZ
Dodgeville, WI 53533

Phone: 608-935-1381
Fax: 608-935-2884


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