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).

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

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Merry Christmas to all the animal lovers in the Sauk Valley. My name is Buttercup and I’m at Happy Tails in Rock Falls.
They tell me I’m a gray tiger stripe, but I tell them I’m a love.
Do you want a kitty who will love on you?
A cutie who can’t wait to see you?
Then come see me and we’ll talk. I can’t wait to see you! Hurry.

Hours Open to the Public

​Adoption Fees

Fees include neutering, microchipping and all required shots.


Under 6 months $130 
Under 6 months $80 
Over 6 months $105
Over 6 months $55
​Special needs pets may have a reduced adoption fee.


Adoption News

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Every day 8:00 a.m. to noon
Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m.

​​​Happy Tails Humane Society

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Pet​ of the Week

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. More information.

Wellness Clinic Price List