Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

2021 Love Stories Campaign

Pets change our lives – Let’s save theirs!

Now through Monday, September 20, 2021, Tails Humane Society and The Petco Foundation invite you to share your adoption Love Story for a chance to earn our shelter a Holiday Wishes grant award of up to $100,000.   

Share all of the big and small ways that your adopted pet has changed your life for the better and you could earn a grant award for Tails!

Winners will be announced during the holiday season. Winning adopters will receive a Petco shopping spree, BOBS from Skechers shoes AND the organization they adopted from will receive up to $100,000 in lifesaving grant awards!

To qualify, you must:
– Be 18 years of age or older, or complete the application process with guardian consent.
– Submit a story about a pet who is currently living.
– Submit a story about a pet who was adopted from Tails Humane Society in DeKalb, IL.
– Agree to the contest terms and conditions.

So, please, send in your adoption stories and together, let’s save more lives!


How to Submit Your Story

1. If you’ve adopted a pet from Tails Humane Society, share how your pet changes your
life for the better each and every day. Write your story in 500 words or less.

2. Upload at least four photos to support your story: one photo of your pet by him/herself, one
photo of you or your family with your pet and two additional photos. You can even add a video to
help illustrate the bond between you and your pet! Just click here or visit to
read prior year’s winning entries and get some inspiration. Remember, good stories will show
how your pet changed YOUR life.

3. Include our organization’s contact information when asked so that we can be eligible for a grant award:
 Insert Organization Name: Tails Humane Society
 Insert Executive Director Name: Michelle Groeper
 Insert Organization Email Address:
 Insert Organization Phone Number: (815) 758-2457
 Insert Organization Tax ID Number: 36-4334785

4. Submit your LOVE story and photos to by Monday, September 20, 2021.