Columbia County Humane Society

A N7768 Industrial Road, Portage, WI 53901 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals.

Pets at Columbia County Humane Society

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

Stray 384

Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Stray 385

Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair


Female, Adult
Great Pyrenees


Female, Adult
Great Pyrenees


Male, Adult
Rat Terrier


Female, Adult
Labrador Retriever


Male, Adult
Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog


Female, Adult
German Shepherd Dog


Female, Adult
Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog


Male, Adult
Shepherd (Unknown Type) / Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Big Ears Bowdie

Male, Adult
Mixed Breed (Large)


Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Alpha Bit

Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair


Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Jolly Rancher

Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Jelly Bean

Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair


Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair


Male, Adult
Domestic Longhair / Domestic Shorthair


Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair


Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

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Areas Columbia County Humane Society Serves

CCHS serves Columbia and surrounding counties.

Columbia County Humane Society's Adoption Process

Adoption Rates and Discounts
Normal adoption fees: (fees are guidelines and may be different. See animal description for the adoption fee)
Dog adoption fee includes: spaying/neutering, Micro-chipping, Heartworm testing and standard vaccinations.
• Adult Dogs (over 35 lbs) $150 + tax
• Adult Dogs (under 35 lbs) $175 and up + tax
• Puppies (under 7 mos) $225 and up + tax

Cat adoption fee includes: spaying/neutering, and standard vaccinations.
• Adult Cats over 6 years - No Fee
• Adult Cats 1 year to 6 years $10 + tax
• Young Adult Cats 6 months to 1 year $40 + tax
• Kittens (6 mos and under) $80 + tax

Adoption Discounts:
• Senior Cats & Dogs 25% discount
• Senior Citizens 25% discount
• CCHS Members 25% discount

Adoption Policy

Anyone wishing to adopt an animal must fill out an application and go through a screening process.
Applications are available either at the shelter or on-line.
Every effort is made to match the family and animal who are right for each other.
Same-day adoptions are allowed on already altered dogs and cats. Dog owners should bring their dogs to meet the adoptable dogs. You should have veterinary references available for your current pets. You should also have landlord information available, a leash/collar for dogs and a cat carrier for cats. If you pick an animal that has not yet been altered, you will have to wait for the surgery to be performed before taking it home.
CCHS has the right to deny any application for any reason.

About Columbia County Humane Society

Columbia County Humane Society (CCHS) is a private, non-profit organization that depends primarily on donated funds. CCHS is independent. It is neither controlled nor governed by any local, state or national animal welfare organization.

Programs and Services

CCHS provides a multitude of services, including:
Managing the population of stray and abandoned animals.
Providing shelter and necessary healthcare for unwanted animals, with the goal of placement in new homes.
Our adoption program.
Be a recipient agency for abused animals.
Offering dog obedience classes.

Specific programs include:

Education Program
Our education program is available to area schools and other groups interested in having a speaker come and talk about animal issues. The presentation will be tailored towards the age group. Email us for more information.

Shelter Tours
Twice each year CCHS holds open houses at the shelter. We also can schedule specialized tours of the shelter by request.

The "Watchdog" is published quarterly by the CCHS.

Humane Officer
The Humane Officer is dispatched through the Columbia County Sheriff's department. Duties include investigating complaint calls about animal neglect and cruelty.

Come Meet Columbia County Humane Society's Pets

(CCHS: Two miles west of Portage on Hwy. 16)
Address: N7768 Industrial Road Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-3666 Fax: 608-745-1256

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 12:00 pm - 5 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Sundays, Wednesdays and Holidays

We also hold monthly adoption fairs at Mounds Pet Food Warehouse in Sun Prairie WI.

Columbia County Humane Society's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List