Happy Tails Humane Society
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Upcoming Adoption Events

Reduced-Cost Spay and Neuter

Whiteside County pet owners with limited income can have their pets spayed for a reduced cost.  The program is for those who are enrolled in a public assistance program.  More information

Reduced-Cost Wellness Clinic

On April 19 Happy Tails will sponsor a wellness clinic for pet owners enrolled in a public assistance program.  The clinic will offer immunizations, tests, and microchipping at reduced cost.  More information

Pet Food Pantry

Our Pet Food Pantry is open the first Wednesday and Thursday of each month when food is available.  We currently have food available. More information

Microchip registry free to county residents

Residents of Whiteside County can register their pets' microchip information with Happy Tails free of charge.  More information


Shelter Hours

We're now open every day from 8:00 a.m. to noon and Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Amazon Wish List

Donations of pet food, paper towels, dish and laundry soap, and cleaning supplies are always appreciated!  We've listed some special items that will help us care for the animals and their environment.  Visit our Amazon Wish List.


USAPetMeds offers discount card

You can download a discount card for pet medications at USAPetMeds.com.

Show your support!

For just $5, you can show your support for Happy Tails with this license plate frame.  They're available at the shelter.


You can now volunteer on-line!

We need more helping paws than ever, at the shelter and at our adoption events.  Please consider becoming one of Happy Tails' amazing volunteers! 

Learn more
Apply to be a Happy Tails volunteer


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.

Hours Open to the Public
Every day 8:00 a.m. to noon
Wednesday and Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Live comedy returns to Rock Falls!

On May 2 Raise the Woof! comedians will once again perform at Days Inn. We hosted this group as a fundraiser last year and it was so popular we booked them again!  The comedians have performed on HBO, Comedy Central and at other national venues. 

More information on Raise the Woof!
Comedians Featured at Our Show

Tickets are $25 each.  You can book a table for 8 that includes VIP passes to a professional magic show and more.  After the show you can stick around for more fun at the after-party, with karaoke and dancing
.  Days Inn has a special rate for overnight stays on the night of the show.  Just mention Happy Tails!

Buy your tickets now so you don't miss this great event!  You can buy them in advance here or at the shelter.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

Buy a single ticket ($25 each)

Buy a table for 8 ($200)
Please fill out our table signup form and send it to us so we have your table reservation information.


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Spring 2014
Winter 2013 Newsletter
Fall 2013 Newsletter Special 25-Year Anniversary Issue
Summer 2013 Newsletter
Spring 2013 Newsletter
Winter 2012 Newsletter

News Releases
Humane Society Names Happy Tails a Model Shelter



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