Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals




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

We received this collage from adopter Katie G. They adopted Cassie (fka Talula) almost 10 years ago! Katie told us “She will be 11 in January but has been apart of our family from before our kiddos. She is the original baby. lol. Thanks Tails for helping us find the perfect kitty for our family.” Thanks to you for providing Cassie with a loving home for all of these years. We love to hear from about our alums!


We're Hiring!

We're hiring Animal Care Techs for weekday morning shifts. Please contact Jenni at for questions or to apply.

Welcome Ali Taylor!

We are excited to welcome Ali Taylor as our new Volunteer and Outreach Manager! If you'd like to volunteer at Tails or schedule a service group or presentation, please email her at or call 815-758-2457 ext 103.

Chipotle Event

Dine out at either DeKalb Chipotle locations
on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4:00 - 8:00 PM
and they'll donate 50%
to Tails Humane Society!

Last updated 10/17/17







See what we do!

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

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