Iowa County Humane Society

Serving the animals and citizens of Iowa County and its surrounding communities

Welcome to the
Iowa County Humane Society


The Iowa County Humane Society (ICHS) is a non-profit, no kill shelter. We run mostly on donations. Please consider a donation to help us continue to help the animals. 
Thank you! 

Amazon_Shopping.jpgAlso, check out our Wish List on to send us something special.  If you are a regular Amazon shopper, do not forget to include us as your as your Amazon Smile charity of choice!

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While we wait to gather together again, why not step outside with your pet and enjoy the natural beauty of Wisconsin — it’s gorgeous in every season.

The Iowa County Humane Society is sponsoring a pet walk program to reward animal lovers for enjoying the outdoors throughout the year. Join us virtually by participating in this fundraiser for ICHS. This will be an ongoing, annual fundraiser - let's not stop walking!

All registration fees will go toward care for the animals in need of Iowa County.

Everything you need to participate can be found in the forms below.


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Although the times may be uncertain, we are certain that there has been a lot of good happening at the Iowa County Humane Society. We have continued to be able to help a lot of animals find forever homes, place animals with foster families, and been able to continue our mission of helping the animals of our communities. None of this would be possible without our supporters.

We are currently working to develop reopening procedures based on the recommendations put out by the Iowa County Health Department.  At this time, we will continue to do business and adoptions by appointment. If you have questions regarding our current process, adoptions, or other business, please call 608-935-1381.

Iowa County Humane Society Press Releases: 



There is no better time than now to become a foster! Everything you need will be provided by the Iowa County Humane Society.  With the recent updates of the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel there is an urgent need to be able to clear the shelter of animals. Our goal is to clear the shelter in the case of a state mandated lock down policy.

We are urgently looking for foster families, which can be both short or long term. If you can help us by being a foster family for a dog or cat an application can be found under our Volunteer tab.
As always, we sincerely appreciate everyone's support as we navigate these unprecedented times. If you are unable to adopt or foster at this time but would still like to provide support, please consider a donation. Donations can be now at our donate button.
We are also currently still open for adoptions by appointment only. To make an adoption appointment please call 608-935-1381, and fill out an application under our Adoption tab.
Thank you from all of us, and the animals of Iowa County!
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COVID-19 Pet Preparedness 

While we prepare to care for our families and loved ones, remember our furry friends. 
Do you have a plan in place for your pets in an emergency if you are sick or require hospitalization? Who will care for them? Will they have enough food, medication, litter, or other necessary supplies?
Although there is no current evidence that suggests the coronavirus can be transmitted to or from companion animals, it’s always a good idea to follow basic hygiene practices around animals. This includes washing your hands thoroughly throughout the day and before and after direct contact with your pets, their food or their supplies.

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***** NOTICE *****

Governor Evers has announced “safer at home,” asking that all non-essential businesses close. In response to this we will be closing the shelter to the public at 5 pm Tuesday, March 24.
Please know how hard these updates are. Because of the staff and volunteers, the shelter has been thriving as more animals have found forever homes than ever before. But now is the time to keep our friends and family safe, as well as ourselves. 
For the shelter this means we will continue to care for any animals that remain in the kennel, as well as caring for any strays that come from contracted communities -- every effort will be made to return strays to their owners. 

Only essential staff will be at the shelter. For now that includes Joselyn, Molly and Cara. If additional staff is needed, they will be called in.
No volunteers. 
No public fundraisers.
No previously scheduled events.
No meetings at the shelter. 
Our first priority, as always, is placing our animals in homes by adoption. To this end we are completing the vetting process on all pending adoption applications and contacting applicants to set up appointments before close of business Tuesday.
Animals not placed by adoption will be placed in foster care for the duration of this emergency. All new foster applicants and previous foster families are being contacted today, with the goal of all animals being placed with their foster families by close of business Tuesday. References for new foster applicants are being checked according to our standard procedures. No shortcuts are being made, and animals will only be placed in approved foster homes. Putting our animals in foster care is preferable to them being in the shelter with a lack of socialization.
Animals currently receiving medical care will continue to be treated, and animals on special diets will continue to be provided with the correct food.
After Tuesday adoption applications will still be accepted and processed for approval. These approved applications will be kept on file awaiting the restoration of regular shelter operations
Most of us will find it difficult not being able to interact with our fur friends at the shelter. It will be hard and we are very sorry it’s come to this. Hopefully, with everyone's cooperation this will be  over soon and we can get back to loving and finding homes for animals. 

If you would like to help, monetary donations are the most appreciated at this time. 

ICHS Staff, Board, Volunteers and Animals thank you all for your continued support.


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Your online shopping can earn dollars for ICHS!iGive.jpg
iGive (click here), then shop at over 1300 different stores through iGive and on average 3% of your purchase dollars goes to ICHS.  Amazon_Smile.jpgIf you shop with, then shop through (click here), select "Iowa County Humane Society" as your charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the dollars you spend to ICHS.

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Thank you to Science Diet for including us in their Food, Shelter & Love program!

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 Ways To Help ICHS Help The Animals:

Donation Form & PayPal Donations
ICHS Wish List 

Don't let your online shopping go to waste, shop through iGive or and benefit ICHS.
Kwik-Trip Fund-Raiser
GoodSearch - web search that pays ICHS
Patented Kuranda Dog Beds We have chosen Kuranda dog beds for our boarding facilities because they are so good for our dogs. We still don't have enough for all of our kennels. If you would like to donate a bed so another dog can sleep in proper comfort. Thank you to PetMeds for their support of our homeless animals!


Low Cost Vaccination and Dog Licensing Clinic Schedule
Upcoming Event Calendar
Donate to ICHS
ICHS Thanks Business and Organizations who help us help the animals!
Board Meetings and Financial Information
I.C.H.S. Newsletter



Partner Websites:
Use GoodSearch for internet searchs and earn money for ICHS

Shop using iGive and earn money for ICHS - More than 500 of your favorite stores!
Kwik-Trip Fund-Raiser

We have chosen Kuranda dog beds because they are so good for our dogs. We don't have enough for all of our kennels. You can help by donating a bed.

WI Dog Rescue


Local Communities

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Iowa County Humane Society
305 Co. Rd. YZ
Dodgeville, WI. 53533

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

For additional contacts go to:
 Board of Directors and Staff

WI Dog Seller & Dog Facility Operator license #267019-DS

ICHS Hours:

Business by appointment only. We are closed to the public for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.