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
Check out this “Queue of Cuties” – HAWS’ little pets that are lining up for adoption!
If you've ever thought of adopting 4 little paws from HAWS, now is the time: We have a plethora of piggies, a bunch of bunnies, a ridiculous number rodents!
Many of our little pets come with "owner's manuals" (really!) and often they also are sent home with the housing unit they are residing in here at HAWS. All you need to provide is care and love - and they'll give you that and so much more in return.
(Pictured are Daryl, Eeyore and Ben, Felix, Gloria and Charlotte, Flash, Joe, Princeton, and Mutt and Jeff. Information on all of them can be found at our online Pet Showcase.)
Stop by HAWS today and pick out your new little best friend from our Queue of Cuties!
HAWS is located at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha. Call for information at 262-542-8851, or log onto
Viewing/Adopting Hours: Monday through Friday, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Receiving Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
By the way - HAWS is closed on major holidays...including this next Monday, Labor Day, September 3rd.
By the way, part 2 - have you reserved your spot on the runway yet? HAWS' fashionable fundraiser, Romp the Runway, is Friday, September 3rd...and it would be quite the FAUX PAWS to miss it!