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

Join Our Team!

Love animals? Join our team! Tails is currently hiring for the positions of  Animal Care Technician and Lead Veterinary Technician. Learn More!


Five Below Fundraiser

Support homeless pets while you get your back-to-school shopping done at Five Below in DeKalb between August 7-14! Present the flyer when you checkout and 10% will be donated to Tails Humane Society. Stop by Tails to grab a flyer, or print one from here.
This is also during the Illinois Sales Tax Holiday, so you will pay less and still be supporting animals in need!


Mutt Strut 5K – Saturday October 1st

Join us at Hopkins Park in DeKalb on Saturday October 1st or virtually from anywhere as we run for the rescues! This dog-friendly 5K run/walk is a fundraiser supporting the 3,400 animals who come to Tails for help every year. Register by September 1st to get a t-shirt and matching bandana for your pup! Click here for more info.


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.