From walking/playing with our dogs/puppies, bathing/grooming dogs, petting/playing with cats/kittens, housekeeping, laundry, landscaping, yard maintenance, office duties, arts & crafts, etc.

See the volunteer section to see photos of our volunteers doing different tasks.

We can allow any age to volunteer, however, anyone 15 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone must go through an orientation class first which ranges from 30-60 minutes. Call to set up a time or with any questions.

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 joey lady-kitty
 Hi there, I’m Joey! I love people and am very excited to find a home to call my own! I am an interesting mix of hound and possible retriever or something – with my short legs, long body, and long nose I am quite a fun character. Before coming to the shelter, I was visited two farms who made sure I was taken care of, but am looking for something a little more permanent. I am interested in other dogs. I really love to play with rope toys, balls, and especially squeaky toys. Please stop by the shelter and meet me for yourself. I would love to say hello!

Joey is neuters, current on Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella, and has tested negative for Heartworm.

Well hello, I’m Lady – the Queen Bee of this place. I also go by Loving Lady, and sometimes Tubby. There’s a whole lot of me to love, but it just makes me love to cuddle that much more! The people here say I could use a bit of a diet, but I don’t know what they’re talking about…just give me treats! I love brushes, back scratches, and chairs that are just for me! I’m not really fond of other cats, but I did come in with my pal Delores so if you’d like two friends we can make that happen! I’m an absolute lover. I’ll be the one rolling around in my kennel, paws pressed to the glass just waiting for a tummy rub. What’s that? You love to give tummy rubs? Oh boy, please come visit! You sound like my kind of human!
She is: spayed, current on Rabies and Distemper vaccinations, and has tested negative for FIV, FeLV, and Heartworm. She has also been micro chipped and had a dental done.




We are currently looking for donations to put up a sturdy flag pole. This one is guaranteed to last through 105 mph winds. Which means it will NOT fall over. We’ve had several poles in the past that have not lasted for different reasons. We would like this to be the last one we put in with your help!

Donations can be mailed to:

1150 Nelson Parkway

Viroqua, WI 54665                                  

OR dropped off during our open hours:

Tue, Wed, Thur 3-6 pm and Saturday noon-4 pm 



Sunday – Closed

Monday – Closed

Tuesday 3-6 p.m.

Wednesday 3-6 p.m.

Thursday 3-6 p.m.

Friday – By Appointment

Saturday 12-4 p.m.


Why Adopt ADULT Pets?

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Pet Meds

Thanks 1800PetMeds for donating to VCHS! We use our flea/tick/heartworm preventatives every month!!
Donate a Bed Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for another dog to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda dog bed.