Small Animals

When you decide you are ready to adopt an animal from WCHS, and you are at least 18 years of age, the following takes place:

Application – Viewing of an animal is first come, first serve. To get the process started, you can either fill out the PDF application we have on our website or fill out an application in person.


After completion of an application, you may need to wait until the following day, which allows us time to verify your information and also provides you, the potential adopter, time to be sure you are ready to give the animal a permanent and loving home. If you fill out an application in person, you may be required to call the shelter (262-677-4388) between 10am and 12pm the following business day to verify that you have been approved and at that point, you will set up a pick-up appointment. Please keep in mind that the last scheduled adoption appointment is an hour prior to closing.


After adoption we follow up on the animal to see if you have any questions or problems we can assist with.