Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Working Cats Program


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

Monthly Giving

Help us provide care to our
homeless pets all year long.


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

Dog Training

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

Adoptable Cats

Country Thunder Giveaway!

Congratulations to Melanie Vidlak – the winner of two 4-day passes to Country Thunder Wisconsin! Thank you to everyone who entered this drawing. Your entries and donations raised $950 to support homeless pets at Tails! 


DeKalb County United Match 

Join us at NIU Track and Field Soccer Complex (located at Stadium Dr. W in DeKalb, IL) for a soccer match between DeKalb County United and Steel City! This FUNdraiser and adoption event will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 6pm to 8 pm. Tickets are only $5 and Tails will recieve 20% of each sale through our link. Come out and meet your MATCH before the MATCH! Learn more and get Your tickets here.


Tails Gear is here!

Grab some fun new summer designs from the Tails Shop! All proceeds benefit the animals at Tails. Click here to shop.


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


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

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