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


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


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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

macklemoreLong term resident Macklemore finally found his forever family! Mack came to TAILS last summer from a situation where his hours, not days, were numbered. The top right photo shows how he looked the day after he arrived. Besides skin issues, he had heartworm disease and had to undergo that painful, extensive, expensive treatment. Macklemore became a favorite of many staff and volunteers. He loved toys and posed for a picture not long ago (bottom right) letting folks know we needed dog toys. On the bottom left you will see a box that was so kindly sent to us by Katy, Leroi and Jack Shromek in response to his request. We’re so very happy for you, Macklemore! We love seeing our alumni, you can send photos of your TAILS pet to





Give Local DeKalb County

Please donate to TAILS Humane Society through the DeKalb County Community Foundation link for Give Local DeKalb County.  We have a matching donation of $2000 and will receive a portion of the $53,000 proportional match through DCCF - the more money designated to TAILS, the more of the match we receive!  You can donate online through the link here or in person at the DCCF office (475 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore).

Adoption Event at DeKalb Petco!

Thank you to everyone to came out to the adoption event!  32 animals spend Sunday night in their new homes after being adopted from Petco or the shelter!

Volunteers Needed for Comcast Cares Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 30, and volunteer at TAILS! We have been chosen as this year's local non-profit partner for Comcast Cares Day. Anyone in the community can volunteer their time for a few hours in the 
morning to do spring cleaning and organizing the entire shelter. There will be a fun project for kids as well. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Plus, you'll receive a free t-shirt for pitching in and helping out. Click here for more information and to

   Last updated 4/26/16

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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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