Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Our History

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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

Clear The Shelter

Tails will be participating in our 3rd annual clear the shelter event. On August 19th from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, all adult animals (6 months and older) will have their adoption fee waived! 

QUICK TIPS FOR CLEAR THE SHELTER:

-If you rent, please bring your signed lease with your current address that matches your current ID. The lease must state you have landlord approval for a pet.
-If you're adopting a pet into a family, please bring your family, not just one person representing the family.
-Many of our dogs available will require a meet and greet with current dogs in the home. Please plan to bring your dog or complete meet and greets earlier in the week
-The line starts early outside of Tails. Please plan ahead accordingly and assume there will be a waiting period outdoors.

Registration Open for Intermediate Training Class

Tails Humane Society's Intermediate Obedience Class is an 8-week course building on our previous skills of Basic Obedience and adds more such as manners when passing others, improved self control with a Place cue, etc.  Class size is limited and prior registration is required. Class will be held at 9am starting Sat 8/26. Contact training@tailshumanesociety.org or 815-758-2457 ext.112 for questions or to enroll.     

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