​Adoption Fees

Fees include neutering, microchipping and all required shots.


Under 6 months $150 
Under 6 months $80 
Over 6 months $125

Over 6 months $65

​Senior Cats $25

​Special needs pets may have a reduced adoption fee.


Ethel Jacobs

The family of Ethel Jacobs of Sterling donated her memorial proceeds to Happy Tails. Ethel was life long animal lover. She loved her cats! Happy Tails is very grateful for her generosity and kindness.

Beverly Bellini

The family of Beverly Bellini donated to Happy Tails in her name. She loved dogs and they wanted her memorial to help animals at Happy Tails in any way possible

Kim Hansen

The family and friends of Kim Hansen made a very kind donation in her memory.  Kim was a life long animal lover.  

Adoption News

Just a few lines to let you know how happy we are with Megan.  It took her six months to get used to me, but took to my wife right away.  We love her very dearly and would not trade her for anything.  

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

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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Good day, Sauk Valley animal lovers! I’m Misty. I am a six year old domestic short hair kitty who is waiting to meet you at Happy Tails in Rock Falls.

I have a partial amputation of my front paws, but the staff and volunteers at HT will tell you this doesn’t slow me down. You might never know I have a disability if I didn’t tell you!

I’m a happy, spunky little girl who would love to bring my brand of love and affection to your home. Come see me and fall in love.

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

​​​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