​​​Happy Tails Humane Society

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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.


We wanted to give you an update on Max.

It has been just shy of three weeks since we adopted Max, and boy did we hit the jackpot! He came to us overweight and with bad hips, so we have been walking him 3 short walks a day and have him on an all natural grain free diet. He is doing great! He loves to walk and is slowly getting more energy and walking further. Unfortunately, Max wants to join us on the couch but can't due to his hips. So, we bought him an orthopedic bed that we always put right next to us so he feels right at home!
   We have learned that he loves retrieving tennis balls and finding any patch of snow to roll in! We love him very much! He LOVES to cuddle and gets along with all dogs. We wouldn't change a thing about him, he is the perfect addition to our family. Thank you SO much happy tails! We can't imagine our life without him.
P.S. We let him pick out a new collar and wouldn't you know he chose a Green Bay Packers one!!
Brian, Jamie and Max

[*]  Exclusive professional magic show at 6:00 p.m.

[*] One complimentary appetizer for 8

[*]   Decorated VIP table

[*]  Table Sponsor ( logo on table and in program)

Join us May 6th at 6pm for an evening of laughs! Its a cause for the paws! 

Derick Lengwenus will headline our event with two other professional comedians. http://www.dericklengwenus.com/

Days Inn Rock Falls IL newly renovated grand ball room will host this event. May 6th 6pm. Single tickets ($25 each) or a table for eight ($200) can be purchased at www.happytailsanimalshelter.org Happy Tails touched 7,722 animals lives in 2016. The shelter does not receive funding from government agencies and relies on community support. All proceeds from this event fund Happy Tails mission. To touch more animals lives.

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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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I’m curious and I’m George, but I’m not ‘the’ Curious George.  I can be found at Happy Tails in Rock Falls.  I’m patiently waiting there for you to come get me.  Hurry!!!   
I’m a male, brown Bobtail that is medium sized.  I’m a little shy at first, but once I get to know you I’ll be in your lap all the time.   
So if you need some lovin’ come see me and we can talk, or we can snuggle and then 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.