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 100% on donations. Please consider a donation to help us continue to help animals. 

Thank you! 

We have about 40 cats and kittens at ICHS and many more will be rolling in soon with "kitten season". The number of dogs is also on the rise. Donations are slow and resources are critically tight. So, please consider DONATING or ADOPTING today!

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 charity!


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Plant Sale Fundraiser

May 19th & 26th

8:30am-12:00pm both days

Please join us on both Saturday May 19th and 26th for our annual Plant Sale fundraiser! The sale will run from 8:30am-12pm both days. The sale will feature a large variety of both annuals and perennials.

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Mayhem to Manners Tricks Class 1: Enrolling Now!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Mayhem to Manners Tricks 1 Class beginning Tuesday, May 22nd at 6pm. This is a 5 class session (May 22nd, 29th, June 5th, 12th, 19th, 2018). The cost is $100 per dog. Please register and pay at the Iowa County Humane Society during normal business hours- class size is very limited, so don't wait! Official enrollment in a class will not be assured until tuition is received. Fees are non-refundable.

Tricks 1
Our Tricks 1 class starts with teaching the basics on gaining focus through lure and reward. You will learn how to teach your dog many traditional tricks, like shake, sit pretty, and play dead. But you will also learn how to teach your furry friend other silly antics like, fix your hair, take a bow, and wave bye-bye. Once your dog is has a solid foundation, you will have the option to make some tricks more “flashy” by adding distance, duration, and distraction to their tricks. This makes tricks like “play dead” all that much more entertaining.

Requirements for the class:
• Dog must have a solid sit and down stay as well as good manners around moderate levels of distractions, like other dogs and children. If it seems the environment is overwhelming for the dog and the dog becomes too disruptive during class, you may be asked to leave.
• No human or dog reactive/aggressive dogs will be allowed.
• Solo handlers must be 18 years of age or older. Handlers under 18 must have an adult present. Families that want to have children engaged are welcome, but must have a second adult present to supervise children under 8 years old.
• All dogs must be current on vaccinations and free of parasites before attending class.

What to bring for class:
• Please bring your dog in under control on a 4 to 6 foot leash and your preferred collar/training material. No flexi leashes allowed.
• A large amount of pea sized, high value treats. We will be giving many rewards during the tricks class, so bringing too many is better than not bringing enough. It may be a good idea to bring 2-3 options if you have a picky eater.
• An easily accessible treat pouch.
• A towel or a pad for your knees is suggested for your comfort since we will be teaching some tricks that are required to be on the floor.
• A hungry dog. It may be advantageous for some to withhold the dog’s dinner before class. If your dog isn’t super food motivated or isn’t interested in treats around distractions, an empty stomach may create more willingness to focus. We suggest bringing their meal to use as their reward during class instead. This may not be necessary for all dogs.

Classes will be held in the training facility at the Iowa County Humane Society. It is a good idea to arrive 10 minutes early to bathroom your dog and get settled in as class starts on-time.

100% of proceeds will go to the Iowa County Humane Society!

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


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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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 Ways To Help ICHS Help The Animals:

Donation Form & PayPal Donations

ICHS Wish List or Pick an aging bill, let us know and pay it.

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

Donate to this organization through Drs. Foster and Smith
Drs. Foster and Smith: Dog Supplies - Cat Supplies - Pet Blog

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


ICHS Pets of the Month

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!
Donate to this organization through Drs. Foster and Smith
Dog Supplies - Cat Supplies - Pet Blog
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:
Tues - Fri:  1:00 to 5:30pm
Sat & Sun:  Noon to 4pm
Mondays & Holidays: Closed


ICHS shelter dogs are walking the red carpet!

Check out their debut in the
Lands' End Home catalog

modeling their pet jackets!

(page 38-39)