​​​Happy Tails Humane Society

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Greetings Sauk Valley!

My name is Traveller and I’m new to the area. I’m a one year old, Lab/Bully mix who weighs forty-three pounds.

I’m a lover and I’m always very focused on the people around me. I am very athletic and have tons of energy. I’ll need lots of walks and attention. I’m a climber, so you can’t put me in a fenced in yard.

I know I am just the dog for your family if you give me a chance. Did I tell you I’m a lover?

Don’t take my word for it, come see me and find out for yourself. I’m waiting for you at Happy Tails in Rock Falls. Hope to see you soon.

Looking for a Home

Wellness Clinic Now Open Two Days Per Week


New!  Reduced fees for spay and neuter

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

I need a Home 

State Finds No Animal Welfare Violations at Happy Tails


Following allegations raised by Advanced Animal Health Center in Rock Falls, the Illinois Department of Agriculture inspected Happy Tails Humane Society in late October and found no violations of the Animal Welfare Act.  Department of Agriculture inspector Ron Settles found all animals to be “healthy and happy” and the facility to be in good sanitary condition. 

Read Happy Tails' statement

View Inspection Photo

​​​​Hello Sauk Valley cat lovers! My name is Kelly and I’m an eight year old female calico whose owner has passed away and I’m looking for a new loving home. I bet yours is just the one I need. 
I promise to fill your home and your life with love. I’m very social and love attention. Don’t stare too long into my eyes, or you’ll fall madly in love with me (or I hope you will). 
Wait, there’s more good news. My adoption fee has been waived. You heard me. I’m free to a good home. Come see me at Happy Tails in Rock Falls and we can talk. 
Hope to see you soon.

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

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 theSociety of Animal Welfare Administrators(SAWA), theHumane Society Veterinary Medical Association, and theIllinois Animal Welfare Federation(IAWF).

Hours Open to the Public

Every day 8:00 a.m. to noon

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