Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals




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

Adopter Gena sent us these photos and update, “We adopted Denny (formerly Dennis) on Labor Day this year who has now joined Jinksy (formerly Jinxs) who we adopted two years ago from Tails Humane Society! And they have made fast friends together with our 15 year old rescue dog Rocky.”

Thank you for adopting and giving these pets a wonderful home! We love to see and hear how our alums are doing, please send pictures and updates to


#GiveThemHope - Give DeKalb County

Tails Humane Society is excited to announce that we will be participating in the annual Give DeKalb County fundraiser on May 2nd! Every donation made through Give DeKalb County will go even further, thanks to the generous support of a matching bonus pool. Whether you contribute $5 or $500 you can make an impact in the lives of homeless animals. #GiveThemHope #GiveDeKalbCounty

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Become an Animal Ally 

You can make an even greater impact by joining our Membership Program and becoming an Animal Ally. This program is a great way to stay connected with Tails Humane Society and maximizes your impact. The thousands of animals that come through our doors every year require medical treatment and the care of highly trained staff and volunteers.

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Tails SWAG - T-Shirt Fundraiser

Show the animals in OUR care that YOU care by purchasing one of these AWESOME #LiveLoveRescue shirts. A potion of all sales will be donated back to Tails Humane Society. You can support our mission AND spread awareness by sporting Tails Swag.

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Veterinarian Job Posting

Tails is hiring a veterinarian to perform spay/neuter surgeries and oversee the medical care of the shelter animals. Qualified applicants can email their resume to Michelle at

Last updated 4/19/19

See what we do!

Tails is 100 % donor and service funded. We rely on support from our community to accomplish this life saving work.

Our Corporate Sponsors

Please Help Us Say Thank You To Our Wonderful Sponsors!

Elburn Animal Hospital