Happy Tails Humane Society
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Happy Tails

Featured Pet:  Butch

Butch is smart and well mannered, and ready to go home!  More about Butch


Bring Them Home

Ready for a pet?  Adopting is the way to go.  You will save a life and your pet will come to you vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped.  The cost to have this done on your own would be far more than the Happy Tails adoption fee ($100 for dogs, $125 for puppies; $50 for cats, $75 for kittens, and $25 for senior cats).  To learn more about our adoption process, click here.


Shelter Hours

We're open every day from 8:00 a.m. to noon and Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


USAPetMeds offers discount card

You can download a discount card for pet medications at USAPetMeds.com.

About Us

Happy Tails operates Whiteside County's only animal shelter.  We are a limited-intake, no-kill facility that shelters and cares for stray and abandoned dogs and cats until they are adopted into loving, permanent homes.  We promote pet adoption and humane education.  Happy Tails is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Hours Open to the Public
Every day 8:00 a.m. to noon
Wednesday and Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
We're located at 1408 McNeil Road in Rock Falls, between Dixon Avenue and Route 30
Help us win an office makeover!

The Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest by RK Dixon and Premier offers non-profit organizations the chance to win a $15,000 office technology makeover that will help them run better. Besides the big makeover, there are printers offered as prizes. The contest is now open -- please vote for us!! You can vote once every day!


We have t-shirts for sale for just $5 each.  They're brand new, many sizes.  Buy one for yourself and buy a few for gifts!  You can get them at the shelter Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.  We're located on McNeil Road between Dixon Avenue and Route 30.


Coming August 31!

We're excited to announce our first annual car and bike show, coming August 31!  Car, trucks, motorcycle, and tractors.  The registration is $25 (includes a t-shirt) and the admission fee is $1 (kids under six get in free).  Registration is 9 to 11 a.m.  and the gates open to the public at 11 a.m.  There will be a cookout and kids' activities all day! 

Register for the Show

To register your vehicle for the show, download the registration form and send it to us.  You may pay by check or online below.  Whatever option you choose, please be sure to send us a completed registration form. 

Pay here for show registration ($25, includes one t-shirt)

Buy a T-Shirt

T-shirts are available to members of the general public, as well as show participants.  If you would like a t-shirt, download a t-shirt form and send it to us.  You may pay by check or online below.  Please be sure to send us a form so we know what size to order.  T-shirts will be ordered August 15; no t-shirt orders can be taken after that date.

Pay here for t-shirts ($10 each)


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Fall 2013 Newsletter Special 25-Year Anniversary Issue
Summer 2013 Newsletter
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Winter 2012 Newsletter

News Releases
Humane Society Names Happy Tails a Model Shelter



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