Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
To accomplish this, BAHS cares for nearly 5,000 animals a year, without the aid of local, state, or federal funding. BAHS is an open-admission shelter which turns no animal away. Of course we service dogs and cats, but even pot-bellied pigs, chickens and degus have found themselves on our door step.
Bay Area Humane Society is working to provide valuable services, to both the animals and the 350,000 people of Brown County and surrounding Northeast Wisconsin communities. In addition to caring for the animals, BAHS provides adoption, lost & found, animal rescue, pet therapy programs along with education and end-of-life pet services. In 2007, our Humane Education Department hosted our first ever summer camp for children. This program received an overwhelming response and we were thrilled to reach children with the messages of responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals. We also offer a free behavior helpline for pet owners struggling with their pet’s behavior and we even work with local veterinarians to host low cost vaccine clinics for owned pets. For over 50 years, BAHS has served both the people and the animals of Brown County and surrounding communities.
BAHS also has cats available at the PetCo by the East Town Mall located off East Mason Street in Green Bay.
BAHS staff will offer suggestions about the health care and training your pet will require and will provide you with any available information concerning the pet(s) you have chosen.
Animals are adopted out on a first come, first serve basis.
Please note that all stray animals will be held for seven days following admission and during this time will not be shown or made available for adoption. This allows a stray pet's owner time to find and claim their pet. An unclaimed, stray pet will be available for adoption upon assessment after the seventh day following admission to the shelter.
Our goal is to complete the adoption process as quickly as possible for you, in most cases in just one day. We do not accept multiple applications per pet or same party applications for more than one pet unless it is conjunction with any 'adoption special' we have available at the time you submit your application.
When you submit an application for the pet you are interested in, the adoption fee is also due and payable.
If the pet you want is a dog or cat and has already been spayed or neutered, you will be able to take the pet home the same day you submit your application and payment, pending any medical needs the animal may have.
If the pet you want is a dog, cat or bunny that has NOT been spayed or neutered, BAHS requires that the animal be spayed or neutered at the time of the adoption. Transportation to an area veterinarian will be arranged by BAHS staff. You may choose a veterinarian from the list of participating veterinarians.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.