Shelter Information

2250 Barber Greene Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
(the shelter is located just west of the
intersection of Peace and Barber Greene Roads)

Phone 815-758-2457 (815.75.TAILS)
Fax 815-487-4944
Email info@tailshumanesociety.org
 

HOURS
Mon  Noon-6pm
Tues Noon-6pm
Wed  Noon-6pm
Thur  Noon-7pm
Fri     Noon-7pm
Sat    Noon-5pm
Sun   Noon-5pm

Welcome to Tails

Job Posting - Event Coordinator

Do you have experience running events?  Do you want to coordinate them to help animals in need?  Then please consider applying for our open Events Coordinator.  For questions, or to apply, please contact Heather at hshort@tailshumanesociety.org by Fri 8/28.

August 15 - Clear the Shelters!

We adopted out every single available dog Saturday, and almost all of the cats!  In total, 85 pets found their forever homes Saturday!  Thank you so very much to our team of employees and volunteers, and our patient adopters, many who stood out in the hot sun for hours waiting to enter the shelter.  We would love to see how our newly adopted pets are doing, so please post photos to https://www.facebook.com/tailshumanesociety or email to info@tailshumanesociety.org.  What a fantastic day for TAILS animals - and now we can help so many more pets in need!

The line stretched around into the parking lot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy cat adopters!

 

 

 

 

Just hanging out, waiting for my paperwork to be finalized!

 

Brick orders

Are you looking for a unique way to honor or memorialize someone, or your pet?  Consider purchasing a custom engraved brick for them.  We are accepting orders through Fri 9/4. Please contact Michelle at mgroeper@tailshumanesociety.org or 815-758-2457 ext 101 with questions or to email your completed form. You may also drop off the form at the front desk, or mail it to TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Rd, DeKalb IL 60115.

TAILS Humane Society is Looking for Loving Foster Homes

Did you know that before an animal enters the TAILS Humane Society facility to be placed for adoption, they often must go to a foster home for a couple of weeks? Because of this, TAILS is looking for volunteers who are interested in fostering litters of puppies or kittens as well as people willing to provide care for special needs adult dogs and cats.  

Dogs and puppies transported from overcrowded shelters are not generally initially housed at the TAILS shelter due to space limitations.  Also, puppies tend to be more susceptible to diseases like upper respiratory infection and parvovirus than adult dogs, and are safer in foster homes until they are fully vaccinated (2-3 vaccinations at 2 week intervals).  In addition, the animal might have had a poor diet and is so stressed that they need a short period to relax and build up its immune system. Quarantine is for two weeks in the foster home where it can be dewormed, receive shots and a good diet, and have a stable environment. While there, the dog or cat experiences a nurturing, loving environment which will promote the growth, healing and socialization needed until their "forever home" can be found.  

In order to become a foster family, interested people should complete a TAILS Foster Program application and attend an orientation session. TAILS will provide food, a crate or puppy pen, newspapers and blankets/towels as needed as well as all medications, vaccinations, dewormers and veterinary care - all you need to provide is the love!

Please contact Verna Holland at vholland@tailshumanesociety.org or 815-758-2457 ext 108 for more information about fostering any type of animal for TAILS.  TAILS Humane Society is located at 2250 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb.

 

Meet our TAILS Pets of the Week!

Please note:  as our Pets of the Week get adopted, their information will no longer appear on the site.  
Two new Pets of the Week will be chosen each Monday.


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