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

We're Hiring!

We're hiring Animal Care Techs for weekday morning shifts. Please contact Jenni at jlesorgen@tailshumanesociety.org for questions or to apply.

Welcome Ali Taylor!

We are excited to welcome Ali Taylor as our new Volunteer and Outreach Manager! If you'd like to volunteer at Tails or schedule a service group or presentation, please email her at ataylor@tailshumanesociety.org or call 815-758-2457 ext 103.

Chipotle Event

Dine out at either DeKalb Chipotle locations
on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4:00 - 8:00 PM
and they'll donate 50%
to Tails Humane Society!

Last updated 10/17/17

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