Milwaukee Puppies and Dogs Available

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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Milwaukee


Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Milwaukee

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Milwaukee area? Milwaukee County has five off-leash dog exercise areas where your furry friend can enjoy some quality time with other playful dogs. Granville Dog Exercise Area is Milwaukee County’s first off-leash dog park and is located in Milwaukee. Other Dog Exercise Areas are located at Currie Park in Wauwatosa, Estabrook Park in Milwaukee, Runway Park in Oak Creek, and Warnimont Park in Cudahy. Make sure to check the Milwaukee County website for information regarding dog licensing and usage permits before visiting a Dog Exercise Area.

For some indoors socialization, dogs love the Community Bark Dog Wash and Coffee Bar. Dogs and their humans can spend time with each other while enjoying Alterra Coffee, treats for humans and canines alike, and free Wi-Fi. With locations in the Bayside and Bay View communities, the Community Bark Dog Wash and Coffee Bar is a perfect place to meet other dog lovers, find out about dog-oriented events and meet-ups, or attend one of the classes or parties they regularly host. The Dog Wash offers SelfBarks (you wash your dog while the Dog Wash supplies everything you need and cleans up the mess), FullBarks (you let the Dog Wash do it all), and grooming services.

For on the water fun with your pup, Milwaukee Boat Line cruises welcome well-behaved, leashed pets on their public summer cruises. Enjoy the cityscape views as you cruise along the Milwaukee River and out onto Lake Michigan. Or pedal your way around Veterans Park Lagoon aboard a Juneau Park Paddleboat. Your dog can join you for free as you enjoy the views of the cityscape and the Lake Michigan coastline. These are just some of the awesome opportunities to get out and about with your dog in Milwaukee County! For more ideas, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Milwaukee on

Milwaukee Puppy & Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Milwaukee.

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Milwaukee, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Milwaukee, and right here on
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Milwaukee paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Milwaukee. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Milwaukee Dog & Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Milwaukee focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Milwaukee focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • Playing Again Sams of WI - P.O. Box 128, Milwaukee WI 53201
  • MN/WI Italian Greyhound Rescue - Minnesota WI 53202
  • 4 Paws Animal Transport 2 - Milwaukee WI 53219
  • Milwaukees Adoptable Dog Rescue (M.A.D.R) - 4505 South 76th Street, Greenfield WI 53220
  • WI. Jack Russell Rescue - Milwaukee WI 53217
  • Wisconsin Doberman Rescue Inc. - Milwaukee WI 53225
  • The Cat Network - P.O. Box 24, Butler WI 53007
  • Big Dogs Animal Rescue - PO Box 0584, Oak Creek WI 53154
  • Wi St Bernard Rescue - Oak Creek WI 53154
  • Great Pyrenees Club of Metro Milwaukee-Rescue - Wisconsin, Northern Illinois WI 53132
  • Western Great Lakes Akita Rescue - 21220 W. Lincoln Ave, New Berlin WI 53146
  • Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc. - P.O. Box 309, Muskego WI 53150
  • Save Our Spots Dalmatian Rescue Inc. - Brown Deer, Waukesha WI 53189
  • Wisconsin Border Collie Rescue - 7722 Botting Road, Racine WI 53402
  • Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County - Waukesha WI 53188
  • Puppy Love Rescue - West Bend WI 53024
  • Badgerland Gordon Setter Club - W28364 Ruby Circle, Hartland WI 53029
  • NBRAN Wisconsin - Racine WI 53405
  • Southeastern WI Herding Dog Rescue - 4406 Wood Road, Racine WI 53403
  • LhasaLuv Dog Rescue - Mukwonago WI 53149
  • Cats and More - 27523 Durand Ave, Burlington WI 53105
  • LousPlaceRescue - BURLINGTON WI 53105
  • Saint Francis Society - 12300 116th St, Kenosha WI 53142
  • United Yorkie Rescue - WI - Kenosha - Kenosha WI 53142
  • Tails of Hope - P.O. Box 7554, Gurnee WI 60031
  • Great Pyrenees Rescue of ***Greater Chicago*** - 24320 Blackcherry Lane, Ingleside WI 60041
  • The Wagging Willow - Wonder Lake WI 60097
  • Forever Homes Rescue - Harvard WI 60033
  • Free Spirit Siberian Rescue - P.O. Box 626, Harvard WI 60033
  • Illinois Cocker Rescue - PO Box 384, Harvard WI 60033

Milwaukee Businesses that Support Rescues