Our New Facility

We moved to our new location at 3500 Downwind Drive on AUGUST 20!

Thank you to all the incredible community donors for making this dream come true for homeless animals. We are very proud of our many accomplishments over the past 9 years and grateful to be a part of such a generous, compassionate community.

View our daily shelter photos HERE

View our construction photos HERE


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Tile/Brick Fundraiser!

We are offering this once in a lifetime opportunity to leave your paw print in our new facility.

  • 12” x 12” ceramic tile to complete our floors inside.
  • 4” x 8” brick paver placed outside along the walkway in front of our catio.
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Our New Facility

The new shelter is approximately 9,000 square feet, consisting of intake and medical rooms, indoor/outdoor accessible dog kennels, quarantine rooms, “catios”, and a free roaming cat area named in honor of Brittany Zimmermann. The new facility is designed with present and future needs in mind.

  • Eleven spacious dog kennels with double sided housing for year round access to outside area and heated outdoor flooring system for Wisconsin winters
  • Eight cage free cat roaming rooms for adoptable felines
  • Two outdoor 'Catios' for felines to enjoy being outside 
  • Get acquainted room for adopters and pets
  • Spacious one vehicle garage with additional space for much needed storage
  • Private, secure keyless entry with 24/7 access for animal drop off by law enforcement
  • Two separate isolation rooms for dogs and cats
  • Large lobby/reception area to welcome visitors
  • Conference room to host meetings, training sessions, education and community events
  • Robust security system with proximity readers and keyless entry
  • Second story with extra bathroom and storage for our all-important fundraiser supplies

Our Story

  • September 2011, a small group of dedicated men and women turned their passion into a purpose. They loved animals and wanted to make our community a safer, healthier place for pets and people alike. 
  • February 2012, the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter was established as a non-profit organization to promote the humane treatment of animals and provide protection, care and shelter for unwanted and homeless animals. 
  • January 2013, we acquired a parcel of land in the Air Business Park on Marshfield’s south side at the end of the cul-de-sac on Downwind Drive to build our new home. 
  • October 2013, volunteers renovated an empty space inside the Marshfield Mall so we could have a physical presence in our community. We began housing adoptable cats there in February 2014. The space was known as our Adoption Center.
  • June 2015, we retrofitted an old airport terminal building at 210 W 29th Street to serve as an animal shelter so we could begin taking in stray animals for the City of Marshfield and the surrounding areas. From Oct 2013 to March 2020, we operated within two separate locations: our intake shelter on 29th Street and our Adoption Center inside Marshfield Mall. Our adoption center was permanently closed in March 2020.
  • On August 15, 2019, a groundbreaking ceremony for our new facility took place and construction began in Sept 2019.
  • On August 20, 2020, our new facility was completed and we moved all our animals to our new location. Our dream has come true for local animals and the people who love them. $1.5 million dollars was raised to build the first humane animal shelter for the Marshfield area.  
  • MANY THANKS to all the incredible and generous community members, volunteers and supporters who believe in us and our lifesaving work. Your continued support will build brighter futures for innocent animals for years to come.

With a little help from our friends, anything is possible .... 🐾🐕🐈💕

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Groundbreaking Ceremony!

Event was held at our new location at 3500 Downwind Drive on Thurs, Aug 15, 2019.

Together we have achieved many great things for our organization, our community and especially our animals and now we celebrate another significant accomplishment. 

News Coverage of our Groundbreaking:

Marshfield OnFocus

WSAW Channel 7

WAOW Channel 9

Hub City Times

WSAU Radio