Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Our History

Labrador puppy and kitten breeds May Kung, Cat and dog

Tails Humane Society is a limited admission animal shelter providing a safe haven for over 2,400 animals each year. We are committed to providing each animal the time and medical care they need to have their best chance at adoption.

Tails was established in 1999 by a group of local animal advocates dedicated to bringing a comprehensive animal shelter to DeKalb. We operated out of an old farmhouse until 2005 when we cut the ribbon on our Barber Greene facility. In 2009, we opened our low cost Spay/Neuter Clinic providing quality, affordable sterilization services to the public. We continue to grow and strengthen our programs and service as we continue to save lives.

Our Mission

The Tails mission is to build a compassionate community through the care of companion animals.

We are committed to this mission and we work to achieve these goals 

  • Rescue and Adoption: TAILS provides a safe haven for local animals who are strays or have owners who can no longer care for them. We also work with open admission shelters to rescue animals who are at risk of euthanasia.
  • Programs: Through community outreach we strive to be an advocate for animals in our region by supporting pets in the home. These programs cover a broad range of assistance and make a notable difference in many lives.
  • Services: Our Dog Training and Low-Cost Spay/Neuter services not only help support our mission, these services help ensure successful adoptions and long-term pet-owner happiness.

Tails Humane Society is 100% service and donor funded. We rely on the incredible support of our community to provide these life saving services.

Announcements

Volunteer and Outreach Manager Job Posting

We are hiring a full time Volunteer and Outreach Manager. If you have volunteer management experience and enjoy being around animals, please send your resume to Michelle at mgroeper@tailshumanesociety.org.

Thank you for Supporting Mutt Strut!

It was a gorgeous morning for a 5 run or walk on Sat Sept 16! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Mutt Strut, and also to our sponsors and donors. We'll post photos of the event soon!

Schnucks Giving Bag Benefits Tails in Sept

Need a cool reusable bag? Go over to the Schnucks located at 975 S. Annie Glidden Rd in DeKalb, grab the reusable Cause bag and we get $1 for each one purchased!

Last updated 9/18/17

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