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The HAWS Behavior Department offers both one-on-one consultations and many different levels of training classes to assist with behavioral issues you may be experiencing with your best friend. Contact our certified behavioral consultants at 262-542-8841 for information or to schedule an appointment.

See the Classes at HAWS page of this website for information on training classes available at HAWS. Also, check our Calendar of Events to find out what helpful seminars might be coming up!

Humane Education

The HAWS Education Department has many programs for children such as clubs, day camps, tours & birthday parties. We can also work with teachers and bring our programs to the classroom!

Additionally we offer seminars for adults on a variety of topics, including resolving behavior issues and proper care of pets. ​​

Surrendering Your Pet

HAWS places unwanted pets through adoption. For details on surrendering your pet, contact an Adoption Counselor at 262-542-8851 or see our Surrender a Pet page.

End of Life Services

HAWS provides euthanasia services for companion pets and also has an on-site crematorium. Contact the shelter at 262-542-8851 for more information about these services or to schedule an appointment.

Lost & Found

HAWS maintains a comprehensive file of lost and found pets. If you have lost your pet, please contact us at 262-542-8851 for assistance and complete our online lost pet form. We are the official stray impounding facility for most Waukesha County municipalities. Fees may be charged for reclaiming lost pets based on contracts maintained with the communities we serve.

P.A.L.S. – Pets Are Life Savers

Pets provide many things for seniors, such as a sense of well-being and encouragement, even
a reason to keep going! HAWS has partnered with the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Ginnytraining_77x115
Waukesha County (ADRC) to bring assistance to seniors, their pets and caregivers.
Pet Health Fairs are offered throughout the year at HAWS, and ongoing programs and
counseling are offered. Call HAWS at 262-542-8851, or the ADRC at 262-548-7848.

Rabies Vaccinations & Licensing

The State of Wisconsin requires dogs over 6 months of age to have rabies vaccinations and be licensed annually. Contact your vet for vaccination information and your local city hall for licensing. HAWS recommends that your pets wear personalized tags containing contact information and phone numbers to aid in reuniting them with you. Additionally, we strongly recommend micro-chipping your pets. Contact HAWS or your vet for more information about micro-chipping.

Room Rentals

HAWS’ large activity room is available for rent for your pet-related meeting or event. Contact Mark Hess, Facilities Manager, to get on our schedule at 262-542-8851, ext 108.


Donate to HAWS Today!

General donations help us provide shelter 24/7 365 for lost, abandoned, unwanted or stray companion pets.
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