Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

The Safe Pets Program

Ensuring pets and people rebuild together

The Safe Pets Program was formed to provide temporary care for vulnerable animals whose owners are facing enormous challenges as victims of domestic violence or homelessness. These owners and their pets have endured a lot of hardship and their bond runs deep. We are committed to making sure that no pet owner in our community is set back along their road to recovery because of a pet they refuse to abandon.

Most women’s shelters cannot provide care for the pets of owners. And many owners refuse to leave without their animals for fear of their animal’s life so we partner with Safe Passage in DeKalb to provide temporary shelter for the pets of the women they help.

Getting your feet back on the ground after experiencing homelessness is a long, hard road. It is nearly impossible for dog owners. If you do find a job, where do you leave your dog all day while you go to work when you don’t have a home? Again, we’re here to help. We work with Hope Haven to provide temporary shelter for the pets of the clients they are assisting who are on the road to settling in to pet friendly accommodations.

If you’d like more information about this program, contact Jon at 815-758-2457 ext. 102 or jkoffenberger@tailshumanesociety.org.

All pet food, supplies and veterinary care is provided for free of charge!

Announcements

DeKalb County's Best Dog Trainer

We are thrilled to announce that our trainer Crystal was voted as the Best Dog Trainer in DeKalb County for the third year in a row! Find out more information about training on our award winning training here!

Registration is Open for Mutt Strut

Registration is open for Mutt Strut, Tails Humane Society's dog friendly 5K Run/Walk! The 14th annual Mutt Strut will be held on Saturday, September 14th at Hopkins Park in DeKalb, IL. For more information or to register, please click here.

Last updated 07/09/19