Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Foster Program

Saving the lives of at-risk animals, one at a time.

Dog Fostering

boxer_puppy_fosterTails Foster program is an integral part of our mission to save the lives of companion animals through rescue, adoption and spay/neuter. Through our Tails Transport Program, we partner with open admission shelters to save the lives of adoptable animals.

Many of these dogs are young puppies or pregnant moms. Despite the best efforts of our partner shelters, these animals are at a high risk for euthanasia. This program provides critical aid to help these shelters fight the sad reality of pet overpopulation and save more lives. 
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Transport animals are placed in to foster homes for a short time until they are ready to come to Tails and find a forever home. The shelter is no place for nursing moms and/or young puppies who can’t be fully vaccinated and are more susceptible to disease. Some adult dogs have minor medical conditions that require time to heal. We find that a foster home is much less stressful on these animals and they tend to heal more quickly. 

Kitten Fostering

grey_kittens_in_bedEach year, hundreds of kittens from our area are found stray, abandoned or homeless. Just like the puppies, the shelter is a hard environment for these animals and a foster home is the ideal environment for these animals to gain weight so they become healthy enough for spay/neuter and adoption. Each year, our team of foster families care for hundreds of adorable kittens and help get them ready to find a forever home. Fostering is a great solution for students or families who are not ready to commit to a full time pet but still have lots of love to offer!

Becoming a foster parent is a great way to save lives and support Tails. We provide all the food, supplies and veterinary care and your provide the love and care. You’ll help these cuties grow in to happy, healthy pets ready to find their forever home!

Download and print Foster Care Application.

Please contact Verna Holland, Foster Coordinator, at vholland@tailshumanesociety.org or 815-758-2457 ext. 108 for more information about fostering for Tails.

We provide the supplies and support, you provide the love and care.

Together we save lives.

 

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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