Shelter Information

2250 Barber Greene Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
(the shelter is located just west of the
intersection of Peace and Barber Greene Roads)

Phone 815-758-2457 (815.75.TAILS)
Fax 815-487-4944
Email info@tailshumanesociety.org
 

HOURS
Mon  Noon-6pm
Tues Noon-6pm
Wed  Noon-6pm
Thur  Noon-7pm
Fri     Noon-7pm
Sat    Noon-5pm
Sun   Noon-5pm

Welcome to Tails

 

Mutt Strut is next Saturday!

Register today for Mutt Strut! All registrations received by Fri 9/4 for the 5k run/walk are ensured to receive a tshirt.  We will have limited shirts available for day of registration on Sat 9/12 at Hopkins Park in DeKalb.  Can't participate in the event, but want to support the animals at TAILS?  You can donate to our fundraising page here.  More details for the event can be found here.

TAILS contributes to article

The TAILS veterinarian, Dr. Karen Studemann, contributed to this article on Care.com about cat ear infections!

Brick orders

Are you looking for a unique way to honor or memorialize someone, or your pet?  Consider purchasing a custom engraved brick for them.  We are accepting orders through Fri 9/4. Please contact Michelle at mgroeper@tailshumanesociety.org or 815-758-2457 ext 101 with questions or to email your completed form. You may also drop off the form at the front desk, or mail it to TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Rd, DeKalb IL 60115.

TAILS Humane Society is Looking for Loving Foster Homes

Did you know that before an animal enters the TAILS Humane Society facility to be placed for adoption, they often must go to a foster home for a couple of weeks? Because of this, TAILS is looking for volunteers who are interested in fostering litters of puppies or kittens as well as people willing to provide care for special needs adult dogs and cats.  

Dogs and puppies transported from overcrowded shelters are not generally initially housed at the TAILS shelter due to space limitations.  Also, puppies tend to be more susceptible to diseases like upper respiratory infection and parvovirus than adult dogs, and are safer in foster homes until they are fully vaccinated (2-3 vaccinations at 2 week intervals).  In addition, the animal might have had a poor diet and is so stressed that they need a short period to relax and build up its immune system. Quarantine is for two weeks in the foster home where it can be dewormed, receive shots and a good diet, and have a stable environment. While there, the dog or cat experiences a nurturing, loving environment which will promote the growth, healing and socialization needed until their "forever home" can be found.  

In order to become a foster family, interested people should complete a TAILS Foster Program application and attend an orientation session. TAILS will provide food, a crate or puppy pen, newspapers and blankets/towels as needed as well as all medications, vaccinations, dewormers and veterinary care - all you need to provide is the love!

Please contact Verna Holland at vholland@tailshumanesociety.org or 815-758-2457 ext 108 for more information about fostering any type of animal for TAILS.  TAILS Humane Society is located at 2250 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb.

 

Meet our TAILS Pets of the Week!

Please note:  as our Pets of the Week get adopted, their information will no longer appear on the site.  
Two new Pets of the Week will be chosen each Monday.


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