Saving the lives of companion animals through
rescue, adoption, and spay/neuter




Find your next best friend, 
adopt a shelter pet today!





Beat the heat,
Make your pet’s appointment today!



Dog Training


Positive reinforcement training for pets!
A well trained dog is a happy dog.


Adoptable Dogs

Adoptable Cats

Many Ways to Help

We need you and so do the animals! At TAILS, we offer a variety of exciting opportunities designed to provide the best quality of life for homeless animals in our care. There are opportunities to work directly with our animals or you can support us behind the scenes. There is something for everyone age 5 years and up!

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Happy Tails

Adoption Story of the Month

AloraAndBaileyHere’s a great update featuring two TAILS alumni, Bailey and Alora. Bailey was adopted last year at our Clear The Shelter adoption event. The family returned to TAILS for our 2016 event and fell in love with Alora. Their people recently reported that ‘Alora has come out her shell and is one of the friendliest, funniest and most energetic dogs I’ve met. She and Bailey have become best pals.” 
We love seeing our alumni, you can send photos to


Pet Blessing

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (900 Normal Ave, DeKalb) will have their annual pet blessing on Sun 10/2 at 1pm.  All animals are welcome, or bring a photo of animals who prefer not to travel. Donations from the Tails wishlist are encouraged and we'll have a shelter representative with a Tails pup there!


Mutt Strut Results

Thanks to everyone who came out to Mutt Strut! Photos will be available soon! Results are available here.

 Change Your Oil, Help TAILS Animals


Todd Oliver is Coming to DeKalb!

America's Got Talent semi-finalist Todd Oliver will be live at the Egyptian Theatre with his dog Irving on Saturday, November 12 at 7 PM. This all ages show is guaranteed to be fun for all! Tickets are on sale now through the Egyptian Theater website. Presented by: The Egyptian Theatre and TAILS Humane Society

todd oliver photo

  Shelter renovation

We are so grateful for a bequest from Micheline Levin-Bardin that will allow us to renovate our 11 year old building. The floors in the dog area of the building were redone recently and the walls and ceiling received a fresh coat of paint.  You can see photos of phase one here. Thank you to Mirage Flooring and Wallace Painting for their hard work.  Everything looks great!

 Last updated 9/20/16




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TAILS is 100 % donor and service funded. We rely on support from our community to accomplish this life saving work.

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