Building a compassionate community through the care of companion animals

A dedicated animal shelter FOR DeKalb

View Our Adoptable Pets

Dogs Cats

Home Page

Support Tails Humane Society

Help Us Provide Care For Homeless Animals

Tails Humane Society cares for over 2,800 displaced pets each year. We accept pets from owners who can no longer keep them and from Good Samaritans who have found a homeless pet. We also work with animal control organizations and other animal shelter to rescue at-risk animals from overcrowded shelters. As a managed admission shelter, we provide quality, individualized care for each animal ensuring they have the best chance at adoption.

Give Monthly

Save lives all year long! Your monthly gifts will provide reliable help for pets, giving them nutritious food, medical care and loving families they deserve.

In Tribute

Tribute gifts can be thoughtfully given to honor or remember lost pets, in memory of a loved one, or a gift for the person who has everything.

Sponsor A Space

Would you like to sponsor a living space for a homeless pet for a whole year? You get a personalized plaque added to the space for all visitors to see.

Available Pets

Dogs for Adoption

Cats for Adoption

Services & Programs

How Tails Helps Your Pets

Once you have found your new best friends, Tails offers services and programs to help your new relationship get off the ground on the right foot.


Beat the heat! Make your pet’s appointment today.


Positive reinforcement training! A well trained dog is a happy dog.


Tails can help you find your pet. Check out our Lost and Found Pets

Finding A Home

The Best Feeling In The World

At Tails, our life saving work is 100% donor and service funded. We rely on support from our community and people like you.

Mutt Strut 5K is a dog-friendly 5K run/walk-a-thon benefiting the thousands of animals cared for each year at Tails Humane Society. The race route follows the DeKalb Nature Trail, beginning and ending at beautiful Hopkins Park. You can also join virtually from anywhere! Enjoy a scenic run with friends or family while benefiting homeless animals. Join us and run for the rescues!

Click on the image to register!


This will close in 0 seconds