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

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

Support TAILS


TAILS receives no government funding.  We rely on support from our community to continue providing our life-saving services.  Thank you.

Your gifts help us carry out our mission in many ways:

  • $1,000 feeds all the animals in the shelter for a month
  • $500 feeds all the dogs in the shelter for a month or provides medical care for a special needs animal
  • $250 allows TAILS to spay and neuter a litter of kittens prior to adoption
  • $100 pays for food, vaccines, and medicines for a litter of rescued puppies or for microchipping 20 pets before adoption
  • $50 allows us to rehabilitate and release two litters of orphaned wild animals
  • $35 covers the cost of spaying a cat and preventing future unwanted litters or allows us to provide a free routine veterinary checkup for a homebound Meals on Wheels client’s pet
  • $25 pays for the care of one adult cat for a week

TAILS appreciates all gifts and we use them wisely for maximum effectiveness.     



Charlie's Legacy Circle 

This legacy club is open to all who have included TAILS in their estate planning and have notified TAILS of their intentions. With their permission, members of the Legacy Club are honored on TAILS web site.

For more information about becoming a member of Charlie's Legacy Circle, contact Beth Drake, executive director at (815) 758-2457 x 101 or


Corporate Sponsorships

Businesses and organizations can sponsor TAILS activities for a year, or they can sponsor individual events, such as Mardi Paws, the Mutt Strut, or TAILSapalooza.

Stock Transfers

TAILS has procedures in place to accept stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

Help us build our endowment!

John and Nancy Castle have generously created an endowment for TAILS through the DeKalb County Community Foundation. A gift to this endowment is a gift to the future of TAILS Humane Society. The DeKalb County Community Foundation or TAILS' Executive Director will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this type of gift.

Donate your car

We accept cars and trucks of all kinds - whether they run or not!
Just let us know you'd like to donate your vehicle and we'll do the rest!


TAILS Privacy Policy

TAILS Humane Society respects the confidentiality of your contact information. We will never sell or give away any of your personal information.  If you would like to unsubscribe to any mailings you receive from TAILS, please send an email to and we will remove you from our contact database.


Contact Beth Drake, Exective Director for more information:
Beth Drake, Executive Director
(815) 758-2457 x 101