Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals


Find your next best friend,
adopt a shelter pet today!


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

Dog Training

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

Mutt Strut 5K

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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!

Get Involved

Mutt Strut 5K Registration is Open

Registration is open! Join us on Saturday, Sept. 14 for Mutt Strut. This dog-friendly 5K run/walk-a-thon benefits the over 2,900 animals cared for each year at Tails Humane Society. The race route follows the DeKalb Nature Trail, beginning and ending at beautiful Hopkins Park. Learn more!

DeKalb County's Finest Dog Trainer 2019!

We are thrilled to announce that our trainer Crystal was voted as the Best Dog Trainer in DeKalb County for the third year in a row! You can find out more information about our training here.

Brewrista and the Bean Fundraiser and Adoption Event

Join us on Sat., July 27 from 10-2 at Brewrista and the Bean ( 200 Somonauk Rd, Hinckley) for their Grand Opening Celebration where 25% of all proceeds will be donated to Tails Humane Society! We will have adorable adoptable puppies and dogs looking for their forever homes as well as giveaways, prizes and some rally amazing coffee drinks! Mark your calendars and help the animals at Tails while also supporting a great local business!

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Happy Tails

What a handsome boy! Rosco was adopted from a Tails Humane Society adoption event back in March of 2012. His adopter Lynda recently sent us this wonderful update on her sweet 7 year old pup. Congratulations on an amazing 7 years and many more to come for Rosco and his family!

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

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