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.
Adoptable Dogs

Adoptable Cats

Effective Immediately Tails Humane Society will be closed to anyone except essential employees beginning Sunday, March 21. Please click here to learn more. 

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

Tails Humane Society’s Statement on COVID-19

Tails Humane Society is following the latest recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC and would like to share the following information:

• It’s important to know that, to date, there have not been any cases of dogs or cats becoming sick with the new coronavirus, COVID-19. There is also no evidence of people catching the virus from companion animals. However, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals.

• Our facilities team uses a highly effective broad spectrum disinfectant throughout the shelter, and high-touch areas are being cleaned multiple times throughout the day.

• There are hand washing stations and hand sanitizer throughout the shelter. Any scheduled visitors to Tails Humane Society are encouraged to wash their hands or sanitize between touching animals to prevent the spread of any illness.

•Tails is asking employees and volunteers who are sick to stay home. We are also reminding everyone to practice good hand hygiene, and cover coughs and sneezes.

• Tails encourages all pet-owners to have an emergency plan in place for their pets. Make sure pets are wearing proper identification; have crates and extra food or supplies on hand; and identify a trusted family member, friend or pet sitter who can care for your pet if you become ill or are hospitalized.

Support Tails with Target Circle!

We’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit our nonprofit. For more information, please click here!

Happy Tails

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

See what we do!

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