Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.
HAWS License #267280-DS
The action at HAWS heats up along with the summer temperatures!
Due to the Independence Day holiday, HAWS will be closed to viewing and adoptions on July 4th.
Regular hours will resume on July 5th. Those needing assistance with lost or found animals over the holiday should contact HAWS’ main number (262-542-8851) to be connected to our holiday Rescue team.
HAWS’ Behavior Department wants you to have a great life with your best friend. Starting July 1st and running each Sunday evening are HAWS’ Puppy Parties: Establish good socialization habits that will last a lifetime…and burn off some of that puppy energy! Also, get training advice every 3rd Thursday at the “Behavior Chats with Dr. Claudeen,” hosted by End of the Leash in Mukwonago. A special K9 Nose Work Mock Trial will be held at HAWS on July 14th for scent work student dogs and their handlers. Details and registration for all these programs are available at www.hawspets.org or 262-542-8851, x114.
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center “brings happy tails to you!” Join the adoptable pets at Pewaukee’s 4th of July Parade, come for the Brat Fry on July 7th at Pick’n’Save of Sussex, participate in the special Adoption Event at Petco – Germantown on July 21st and celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Advance Auto Parts of Waukesha on July 28th. Details on these and all the regular monthly Mobile stops are at hawspets.org.
Show your skills on the links at the Friends of HAWS 6th annual Mini Golf Outing, Sunday, July 22nd at National Golf Center, Big Bend. Donate a HAWS’ Wish List item and admission is only $10 for 18 holes!
Filling out HAWS’ busy calendar are Small Pet Pedicures (7/11 at Pet Supplies Plus, 7/21 at HAWS) and Cat Pedicures (7/14), the twice-monthly First Aid for Pets seminars (7/14, 7/28) and the GPA-WI Greyhound meet’n’greet at HAWS (7/28). Read more on the Upcoming Events calendar page of hawspets.org.
By the way - Save the dates: HAWS’ 5th annual Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls “merges” with the 3rd annual Ride for Rover on Saturday, August 18th..."make tracks" to Rotary Park and join the party from the beginning! And don’t miss HAWS very “fashionable” fundraiser, Romp the Runway, coming up on Friday, September 28th.