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.



Tulip LADY
 Tulip2 lady-kitty
Hi there, I’m Tulip also know as Honey. The veterinarian puts me at approximately 12 years old due to my arthritis in my knees and hips. They put me on Aspirin and Glucosamine which seems to be helping. I came to the shelter with my dear friend (Daisy) all the way from Texas. If she could come with me that would be great, but if not, I’m okay with that too. I am quiet and laid back. If you give me a pillow, I’ll go lay down. You wont even know I’m there. However, I still have spunk so look out. I like to go for walks and if you have the room, I will run around like a young hip dog. Afterwards I wouldn’t mind some cuddle time as I really enjoy that as well. Due to my age and arthritis, they say I shouldn’t go to a home with younger kids. I would prefer a quiet home if I have a say in it. Please don’t let my age scare you! They tell me I’m a beautiful girl with a great personality.
Tulip has an adoption fee $150. She is current on her Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Has tested negative for Lyme’s disease, Heartworm, Anaplasmosis, and Erlichiosis. Has been micro chipped and spayed. Will be going in for a dental on July 21st.ADOPTION FEES DISCOUNTED 50% FOR PETS OF THE WEEK. THEREFORE SHE IS ONLY $75.00!
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!

Lady has an adoption fee of $75.
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.


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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.