Happy Tails Humane Society
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Featured Pet:  Bob

Bob's a handsome and amiable guy who's learning to walk on a leash so he can be out and about with his new family.  More about Bob


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.


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

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.

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).
Coming August 31!

We're excited to announce our first annual car and bike show, coming August 31 on the shelter grounds. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractors.  The registration fee 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!  We're located at 1408 McNeil Road in Rock Falls, between Dixon Avenue and Route 30.

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.  T-shirts will be ordered August 15, so be sure to register before that date if you want to be sure you get a certain size t-shirt.

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 don't plan to display a vehicle but 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-shirt only ($10)


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Summer 2014
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Special 25-Year Anniversary Issue
Summer 2013 Newsletter

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Winter 2012 Newsletter

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Humane Society Names Happy Tails a Model Shelter

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