Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Wish List

Tails is 100% donor and service funded so we rely very heavily on the generosity of our community. Aside from monetary donations, the following is a list of items we use most frequently. Items can now be purchased from our Amazon Wish List and shipped directly to Tails Humane Society. Shop through Amazon Smile and we’ll receive an additional donation! 

General Supplies

Donations of general supplies are greatly appreciated and help us with the day to day care of over 250 animals that reside at our shelter and in our foster homes. Items can be shipped or dropped of at Tails located at 2250 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Thank you for your support!

Paper Towels   Dog/cat treats
Liquid Laundry Detergent   Canned cat food
New or gently used clippers                 (Andis brand preferred)   Dog/cat toys
Postage stamps   Cat litter                            (unscented, non-scoopable)
Hand Sanitizer   Canned dog food
Hand Soap   Cat scratching pads               (Stretch and Scratch)
Dog/cat carriers (new or used)   Dog beds
Humane traps (all sizes, new or used)    


We're Hiring!

We're hiring Animal Care Techs for weekday morning shifts. Please contact Jenni at 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 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