Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Our History

Labrador puppy and kitten breeds May Kung, Cat and dog

Tails Humane Society is a limited admission animal shelter providing a safe haven for over 2,400 animals each year. We are committed to providing each animal the time and medical care they need to have their best chance at adoption.

Tails was established in 1999 by a group of local animal advocates dedicated to bringing a comprehensive animal shelter to DeKalb. We operated out of an old farmhouse until 2005 when we cut the ribbon on our Barber Greene facility. In 2009, we opened our low cost Spay/Neuter Clinic providing quality, affordable sterilization services to the public. We continue to grow and strengthen our programs and service as we continue to save lives.

Our Mission

The Tails mission is to build a compassionate community through the care of companion animals.

We are committed to this mission and we work to achieve these goals 

  • Rescue and Adoption: Tails provides a safe haven for local animals who are strays or have owners who can no longer care for them. We also work with open admission shelters to rescue animals who are at risk of euthanasia.
  • Programs: Through community outreach we strive to be an advocate for animals in our region by supporting pets in the home. These programs cover a broad range of assistance and make a notable difference in many lives.
  • Services: Our Dog Training and Low-Cost Spay/Neuter services not only help support our mission, these services help ensure successful adoptions and long-term pet-owner happiness.

Tails Humane Society is 100% service and donor funded. We rely on the incredible support of our community to provide these life saving services.

Announcements

Double the Adoption Events This Weekend!

Tails will be at two exciting off-site adoption events with some adorable adoptable pups this weekend! On Saturday 9/15, please join us for Pets in the Parking Lot from 11-2 at Floor to Ceiling (located at 2439 Bethany Rd Sycamore, Il 60178) Then, on Sunday 9/16 join us at Pets-a-Palooza! from 11-4 at Mooseheart City and School (Mooseheart IL) Come out, enjoy the weekend and meet your new best friend!

 

Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes Contest

Adopted your pet from Tails, and they have changed your life? Please consider submitting your story to the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes contest. You could win a Petco shopping spree and Tails could win up to $100,000 in grant awards! The deadline is Oct 1 at noon CST.

Mutt Strut was a success!

Thank you to all who attended, fund-raised, and volunteered! Race results can be found here. Photos will be ready soon.

Last updated 9/12/18