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

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


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.


Our adoption fees:


Kittens (younger than 6 mo):  $150

Cats (6 mo - 5years):   $75

Senior cats (6 years and older): $50

LITTLE CRITTERS (birds, mice, hamster, gerbils, bunnies, etc.)

Mouse:  $5
Rat/Hamster/Gerbil:  $10
Guinea Pig:  $15
Rabbit (Intact):  $15
Rabbit (spayed/neutered):  $50
Birds: Varies by species

Other Little Critter adoption fees vary by species.


Puppies (6 months & under):  $395*
Adult Dogs (6 months up to 5 years): $295*
Senior dogs (6 years and older): $125
*A $75 Obedience Class Deposit is included in the above adoption fee for puppies and adult dogs (not included for senior dogs).  If you elect to attend dog obedience classes through TAILS, this fee will act as payment for these classes.  If you choose to attend dog obedience classes offered by another organization or company, this fee will act as a deposit and will be returned to you when you provide proof of completion of that training along with your request for reimbursement to TAILS within 6 months of adoption.
Please note:  DeKalb County requires that all residents have a current DeKalb County Rabies Tag for each dog over 4 months old.  The county fee will be required at the time of adoption and TAILS will issue the Rabies Tag.  The fee is $19 for a one year tag or $42 for a 3 year tag, based on the vaccine given.  

Here's what will happen when you arrive at TAILS:

A staff member will ask you what sort of pet you are looking for and then will provide you with information about specific pets that appear to be a good fit for your family, taking into consideration such factors as: kids, level of activity, your pet experience, other animals currently in the home, etc.
You will be encouraged to interact with the pet or pets of your choice in a private visiting room.  We believe that bringing a new pet into your home is an important decision so you'll have plenty of time to make your decision without feeling rushed.  Staff and volunteers will be available throughout this time to answer any questions you may have.
Once you've made your choice, an adoption counselor will review the adoption contract with you.
You'll pay the adoption fee.
Then you'll take your new family member home with you! 


See our adorable adoptables:

Small and Furry