Adoption Counselor

  • Madison, WI
  • Part-time

Company Description

Dane County Humane Society (DCHS), a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was incorporated in 1921 and is one of the nation's oldest animal welfare organizations. The mission statement of Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) is Helping People Help Animals.


Dane County Humane Society is an open admission shelter. We accept all animals that need assistance. Approximately 7,000 animals pass through our doors every year including companion animals, exotic species, farm animals, small mammals, and orphaned or injured wildlife. We serve as the stray animal holding facility for Dane County, and we reunite over 1,000 lost pets with their families each year.  DCHS is a recognized leader in providing many services including low cost spay/neuter, humane education, adoption services, and wildlife rehabilitation.


Job Description


Do you like people just as much as animals? If so, you might be a great addition to our adoption program! Our Adoption Counselors create relationships with adopters and help them adopt the animal that’s right for them. We are looking for TWO Adoption Counselors to fill roles at our Mounds Middleton Satellite Adoption Center and Adoption Center West.



The starting wage is $8 per hour. Weekend shifts are required. Looking to fill shifts on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, but we can be flexible for the right candidate. For Mounds-Middleton, ~10 hrs/week are available, and for AC-West, ~20 hrs/week are available.



Responsibilities include providing high-quality customer service to people interested in adopting a pet while clearly communicating DCHS policies and animal care/welfare issues. In addition to completing adoption counseling and paperwork, this assistant will help train adoption volunteers, contribute to the general operations of the adoption center, handle animals & provide care/cleaning, and complete projects to advance DCHS adoption programs.



We are looking for a team-oriented individual who can provide stellar customer service and has proven communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Practical knowledge of and ability to handle domestic animals is preferred. These include (but not limited to) cats, dogs, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils. Due to Mounds Satellite Adoption Centers being off-site DCHS locations, any candidate must have reliable transportation, as there is potential travel back and forth from the East shelter to any Mounds/AC-West.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Ana Grimh, Adoption Supervisor.



Dane County Humane Society

Ana Grimh

5132 Voges Road

Madison, WI 53718




Fax: (608) 838-0368, Attn: Ana Grimh