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

We're hiring! 

Are you interested in working with animals, like cleaning and would like to learn how to give medications? Then consider applying for our open Animal Care Technician position!  We have weekday morning, weekday evening and weekend shifts available.  If you are interested in learning more, or would like to apply, please contact Jenni at jlesorgen@tailshumanesociety.org or stop in the shelter and fill out an application.

 

July Clinic Specials

 

TAILS Needs Pens for Foster Homes

When a foster home takes a litter of puppies, they need to contain the little fur balls somehow, and a pen such as the one pictured below is a great way to do so.  TAILS supplies each foster home with all of the items needed to care for the animals, free of charge.  We have exhausted our supply of pens, and would be so appreciative if anyone has an extra they can donate.  You can also easily purchase one from our Amazon Wish List and it will be shipped directly to the shelter.  Thank you so much!

 

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!

The lucky adopter of our fabulous feline of the week will receive a free kitty carrier and kitty toys.  
The lucky canine adopter will receive a free dog obedience class through the TAILS dog training program.

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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