How You Can Help


We can help you find a pet that is a good fit for your lifestyle and family.

Here at the OCHS, we promote Adopters Welcome, a conversational approach to
the adoption process. Once adopted, pets from shelters and rescue groups
typically cost less than pets purchased or even acquired for free, when you
add in the cost of vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchipping,
flea and tick treatment and dewormer included in your adoption fee.

You can fill out your adoption application ahead of time,
however, our adoption process is an in person meet and greet followed
by our application, they are not approved until the meet and greet has happened.

Call us to schedule your meeting (715) 362-5992

Fill out your adoption application online
Print your adoption application





Volunteers are incredibly important to animal shelters, as they provide
much-needed support and resources that enable shelters to operate efficiently
and effectively.

With limited budgets and staff, shelters often rely on volunteers to bridge
the gap and ensure that animals receive the care and attention they deserve.

Without volunteers, many shelters would struggle to meet the needs of the
animals in their care and find them loving homes.

OCHS is always looking for new volunteers to help with many volunteer opportunities.


Volunteer at our facility or in more than one way:

Fill out the volunteer application online
Print your volunteer application


Transport Volunteer:

A transport volunteer is a dedicated individual who selflessly devotes their
time and effort to assist in the transportation of pets to low-cost.
spay/neuter clinics in various locations across Wisconsin.

Fill out the Transport Volunteer Application online
Print your Transport Volunteer Application

Event Volunteer:

As an Animal Shelter Event Volunteer, you will play a vital role in supporting our shelter’s events and initiatives.  Your dedication and enthusiasm will help us create successful and memorable experiences for our community and the animals in our care. This position is ideal for individuals who are passionate about animal welfare and enjoy engaging with people of all ages.

Fill out your Event Volunteer application online






Fostering is a win-win situation, benefiting both the animals and the
humans involved. It offers a temporary, loving home for animals
in need while providing humans with the opportunity to make a difference
and experience the joy of helping animals on their journey to finding
permanent homes.

Fill out your Foster Application online