Saving the lives at-risk animals through strategic partnerships
Tails Humane Society recognizes the crisis that pet overpopulation presents in communities where best practices in spay/neuter and other services have not yet been properly implemented. This program provides critical support to our partners who work tirelessly on the front lines of the pet overpopulation crisis. Thoughtful, strategic partnerships between open and limited admission shelters is a critical component to combat the mass euthanasia of pets nationwide.
Tails began transporting animals from the south in 2003 and was able to quickly find homes for these animals who had been rescued by our partners or were facing euthanasia in an open admission shelter. Through increased partnerships and the generosity of private and corporate donations, this program expanded in 2009 and continues to thrive today.
Over 750 dogs will arrive at Tails through this life saving program each year. They are welcomed into a foster home where they spend a minimum of two weeks while their health and behavior is accessed. Many will spend weeks even months delivering and nursing their pups and/or recovering from conditions such as Heartworm disease or mange. A foster home environment promotes healing and helps keep shelter space available for our community pets in need.
Click here to learn more about fostering and how to get involved.
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