Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.
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Thinking of adding a pet to your family? Now is a great time - and at HAWS we have an AMAZING selection of adoptable pets to choose from!
Currently HAWS has about 20 dogs for adoption - and that's not including the "Valentine's Puppies" that will be arriving at the shelter this weekend (more on them in a bit - that's them pictured at right). Breeds available range from terriers to hounds to Yorkies to Malamutes - and the sizes are just as varied as the breeds! Whether you're looking for a running buddy or a purse pet, we've got your style!
How about a cat? With more than 40 to choose from, you'll have your pick between domestics and exotics. Our available cats have a wide range of ages, too...and we even have a few kittens already. Calicos, torties, tabbys, tuxedos, oh my!
Lest we forget, also available for adoption right now at HAWS are a Zebra Finch, 2 ferrets, 2 gerbils, 2 mice and about a dozen rabbits. If you're looking for out of the ordinary, we've got that covered, too.
The Puppies are Coming! Champagne's litter of shepherd mixes is ready to be adopted and arriving at HAWS this weekend. (To catch up on this "party of 15" please check out their blog here.) The pups are probably going to be medium to large once full grown. They've been socializing with kids of all ages for the past few weeks, and we think they're all just lots of fun. Call our Adoption Counselors at 262-542-8851 to learn more about the adoption process - some of the pups have already been wait-listed!
We'll see you at HAWS: Viewing and adoption hours are 7 days a week - Monday thru Friday from 1-6pm, Saturday from 11am - 4pm, and Sunday from Noon - 4pm. Adopt 4 paws from HAWS.
By the way - HAWS' 29th Annual Pet Walkathon is less than a month away - have you started collecting donations yet? Let your fingers do the fundraising with a personalized online page, or download a registration/donation form and hit the pavement for the paws at HAWS. See you at Sussex Village Park on May 5th!