Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals




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





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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

arlo_aka_hulkWe recently received an update from Arlo’s person. Arlo was known as Hulk at Tails He arrived as a tiny 4 week old stray last May. He was quickly placed in a foster home where he had the chance to grow and get healthy before coming to the shelter for adoption. He was adopted this past Fall and enjoyed his first holiday in a loving home!


Canine Nosework Class

Tails will have a Nosework class on Friday’s in June, (6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23) from 7-8:30pm. Nosework is a fun new sport that encourages your dog to differentiate odors. The cost is $95 and pre-registration is required. Space is limited so contact Crystal at or 815-758-2457 ext 112 to reserve your spot!

Buy a Kuranda Dog Bed, Donate to Tails

When you purchase a Kuranda dog bed for your own pup, 5% of your purchase will be donated to Tails! This style of bed is great when training your dog to go to 'place'.


Last updated 5/18/17





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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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