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 be dropped off at Tails or be purchased from one of the Wishlists below and shipped directly to us.

Chewy Wishlist

Amazon Wish List 

Would you like your donation to do more good? Shop through Amazon Smile and view our Charity Wish List! When you sign up, we’ll receive an additional donation from Amazon! It’s easy to sign up and does not cost anything extra! Learn more by clicking here!

General Supply Wishlist

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.


Dry Dog Food (any brand / flavor)Bleach (Clorox preferred)
Dry Cat Food (any brand / flavor)Liquid Laundry Detergent (HE type)
Dog/Cat treatsHand Sanitizer
Canned wet dog/cat food (any brand / flavor)Hand Soap
New or gently used clippers (Andis brand preferred)Paper Towels
Dog/cat toysToilet Paper
Cat litter (unscented, non-clumping)Paper plates
Cat scratching pads (Stretch and Scratch)Blankets / Towels / Wash rags / Hand Towels
Dog/Cat carriers (new or used)Gift Cards
Dog/Cat Beds and matsPostage Stamps





Thanksgiving Week Hours
Tues 11/22:   12-6pm
Weds 11/23 : 12-6pm
Fri: 12-7pm    Sat/Sun 12-5:30pm

Love animals? Join our team! Tails is currently hiring for the positions of Adoption counselor. Learn More!

Our Home for the Howlidays Thanksgiving Sleepovers are back! Learn how you can share your home with a shelter dog over the holiday here.
Protect what matters. Support the future of Tails Humane Society and the homeless animals in our care by giving a gift of hope. Learn about Planned Giving now or gift your Stocks, Bonds or Mutual Funds to our shelter.

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