​​​Happy Tails Humane Society

Holiday Hours

The shelter will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and closed in the evening.  The Community Wellness Clinic will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

Wellness Clinic Now Open

Our low-cost Wellness Clinic is now open on Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More information.

Holiday Wish List

The pets at Happy Tails have made their wish list for the holidays.  They're hoping you can make their wishes come true!  Download the list

To report animal cruelty/neglect in Whiteside County, contact Animal Control (815.625.3507).

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​​About Us

​Happy Tails is 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.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values
Code of Conduct

​​We follow practices and guidelines established by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV).  We are a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA), the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, and the Illinois Animal Welfare Federation (IAWF).

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Hours Open to the Public

Every day 8:00 a.m. to noon

Wednesday and Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m.