I Need Help With My Pet

Need help with your animal?

There can be many challenging times for pet owners. Perhaps your animal is having behavior issues? Are you in the midst of a financial hardship and need some help? Need to move and worried you cannot take your animal? Need low cost basic veterinary care? MADACC feels that before you consider giving up your animal, you should explore the resources available to you. Many times these challenges can be overcome and you can keep your companion with you.

Training and Behavior Problems

Many people find that their pet has some behavior that they are not happy with, whether it is difficulty with housebreaking, running away, or bad manners. There are several resources out there for you to get some help with behavior issues.

Sign up for GoodPup University! You get a free first session – which is always a one on one session, and work with an expert in force free training on things from common problems to more perplexing behaviors! Click here to sign up for free and decide if you want to continue. For MADACC adopters, scholarships are available by contacting Gabi in our Adoption Department.

cats voice

MADACC’s Cats Voice Volunteer Group offers free advice for cats with behavioral issues. You can send them an email at catsvoice@madacc.org—please describe the problem in detail and advise the best day and time to contact you and provide a phone number if you would like to speak to a volunteer.

Wisconsin Humane Society has a behavior help line, and offers many free tips to help with behavior issues. They also offer very affordable training classes to help in a hands on setting.

The ASPCA has a wonderful site which can help with dog and cat behavior problems.

Food Bank

Wisconsin Humane Society has a program for those who need regular assistance. MADACC often has food available for those in need. Call ahead to see if we have food for your animal 414-649-8640. When we have staffing available, we may be able to deliver in Milwaukee County only.

Low-cost Veterinary Services

  • • MADACC offers low cost spay/neuter, vaccines, and microchips. Call for more information: 414-649-8640
  • • Wisconsin Humane Society offers low cost spay/neuter, vaccines and microchips. Call for more information: 414-264-6257
  • • MADACC does not offer veterinary services of any kind other than low cost spay/neuter and vaccines. Currently, there are no shelters or humane societies that provide low cost full veterinary services available in our area.

We encourage you to speak with your veterinarian to see if there are other financial or medical options for you if presented with a scenario that is overwhelming for your budget.

Additional Resources:

Animal Friendly Housing

Wisconsin Humane Society has compiled a list of animal friendly housing all over Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine. There is also a website here that provides a tool that allows you to select for pet friendly housing.

Find a guide on how to find pet friendly housing here.

For those with bully breed dogs who need renters or homeowner’s insurance, the following insurance providers are pit bull friendly and can give you competitive rates while keeping your family together:

  • • Allstate Insurance
  • • Farmers Insurance
  • • State Farm Insurance


Have a purebred dog that you need to surrender or find a new home for?

There are many local and national breed rescue groups available for just about every breed of dog out there.

Search for your breed.