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 can treat a litter of puppies for Parvo.
  • $500 can spay/neuter a litter of kittens.
  • $250 can provide one week of food for our shelter animals.
  • $100 can rescue 35 at-risk animals from an overcrowded shelter.
  • $50 can provide all preventive medicine for one adoptable animal.
  • $25 can pay for a month's worth of laundry detergent.

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 Michelle Groeper, Executive Director at (815) 758-2457 x 101 or

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.


For more information, contact Heather Short, Development and Marketing Manger
(815) 758-2457 x 111