All adult cats and most dogs are fee waived adoptions through September 30th. We have simply the best selection of companions you could ever hope to choose from! All ages, sizes, personalities, energy levels and best of all – they miss being with people in a home! You have no idea how happy they are to know they have found a new person or family who will love them and care for them. You can literally see it on their faces! Please give a MADACC dog or cat a chance to fill that hole in your heart and your family…we get more animals coming in than leaving every single day and we are really counting on the public to look beyond the fact they are in animal control – they absolutely had no choice in the matter. Look beyond appearance. Look into their eyes and hearts – the best adoptions are always love at first sight.

Important Public Service Pet Health Reminders!

Every year at this time of year shelters see an uptick in cases of Canine Parvo and Feline Panleuk. For the cost of a very inexpensive vaccine, you can not only protect your pet and potentially save their lives if they are exposed, but save thousands to treat the symptoms of these diseases as there is no cure. Click on the photos for more information about these diseases and why preventative vaccines are critical to your pet. Remember, MADACC offers low-cost vaccines by appointment – call us today to set one up! 414-649-8640

Pabst for Paws Fundraiser for MADACC

The Pabst Theater Group is launching the “Pabst for Paws” fundraiser to benefit Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) and their efforts to create a new outdoor exercise and play area for stray, unwanted, abandoned, mistreated, and injured dogs. The new outdoor space, now in its final phase of construction, will provide dogs with a private, year-round retreat from shelter stress with opportunities for exploratory learning and mental stimulation.

In continued celebration of the new Pabst Theater blade sign, we’re selling commemorative, limited edition blade sign t-shirts via Brew City, and those that wish to donate more than the t-shirt price, or who don’t wish to purchase a t-shirt but would like to donate to the cause, can do so via this GoFundMe to help MADACC reach their goal of $50,000.


 MADACC is FULL! We need adopters and fosters for dogs ASAP! MADACC does not take owner surrenders and if you need to surrender a pet, please contact Wisconsin Humane Society to make an appointment to do so, or contact another rescue that might be able to help. We need everyone to put visible ID on their dog’s collar and make sure their microchip is updated so we can bring animals straight home rather than impound. Please help us weather this storm which looks like it will continue through the end of the year.

MADACC, Friends of MADACC and Lost Dogs of Wisconsin are teaming up to help increase the odds of getting your pet back home safely, and if possible, without a trip to MADACC! Learn more about programs available to Milwaukee County Pet Owners by clicking here!

Help is available for owners in need! is a social care platform to connect all people in need and the programs that serve them with dignity and ease. When families struggle, pets do, too. Loved pets are given up to animal shelters, by heartbroken owners who think this is their only option., available for free, is the first platform of its kind to make accessing pet support easy, keeps families together and prevents pets being unnecessarily surrendered to shelters.

Training, in your home, at your convenience, no matter where you live or where your dog came from!

In need of training for your dog? No matter where you adopted the dog from, if you have had your dog for a while, or live anywhere in the USA, you can use GoodPup University for one week FREE! There are lots of benefits for signing up to try the free week. You get one-on-one support, individual training plan, chat help anytime and you can send photos or videos to show behaviors you need help with, scheduling around your schedule and so much more! Click here to sign up (this is the link for MADACC referrals), or read this flyer to learn more. We are impressed with the trainers, which use force-free, reward based training techniques. You can sign up for additional training at a low cost and all you need is a phone, computer or tablet.

Short and long term fosters NEEDED! Click HERE for more info!

From a weekend out of the shelter, to socializing kittens until surgery and adoption, to helping us learn about the personality of a shy animal – we have a foster option for you! Fosters also get to be first in line to adopt their temporary roommate, or to find a home for them via your friends and family. We need help every day to ensure all animals can find a second chance and our fosters are a critical part of that! See what opportunities are available. Do it once a year, do it all summer. You get to choose!