Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Lost and Found Pets

Below is a listing of FOUND animals that may be at Tails Humane Society.  If you believe your animal is listed, please contact us immediately at (815) 758-2457 or visit the shelter during adoption hours.

If you have lost or found a pet, please post as much information (with pictures, if possible) on our lost and found Facebook page:

You can also visit the following websites for additional resources.

Lost Pets USA

Petco Love Lost



When the Unthinkable Happens, New “Petco Love Lost” Database uses Breakthrough Facial Recognition Technology to Find Missing Cats and Dogs.

According to industry statistics, sadly, one in every three pets will go missing in their lifetime. Petco Love Lost is a new, searchable national database that uses patented facial recognition technology to make finding lost pets quicker and easier. This simple-to-use tool will be easily accessible to participating animal organizations nationwide, as well as any pet parent or person who finds a lost pet. Uploaded photos of a missing dog or cat are immediately scanned to determine whether the lost pet is at a participating shelter or with a neighbor in the community.

We see firsthand how quickly a pet can go missing, whether they were curious, following a scent, wandered through an open gate or became scared during a storm. We work tirelessly to care for pets, whether they’re awaiting their forever home or lost and need help getting back to their families. There’s nothing more rewarding than reuniting families with their beloved pets and with Petco Love Lost, we’re confident it can lead to many more happy reunions.

We know that one in three pets goes missing in their lifetime, an estimated 10 million pets each year, and we’re not ok with that,” said President of Petco Love, Susanne Kogut. “That gives us 10 million reasons why we created Petco Love Lost, because we believe nothing is more important than keeping people and pets together for a lifetime of love. Together with AWO, our goal is to keep pets where they belong – at home, with you.”

If you’ve lost or found a pet, Petco Love Lost is here to help get them home. Visit