Residents of Whiteside County can now be reunited with their pets quickly and easily, at no cost, through our Microchip Safety Net Program. Lost pets can be traced back to their owners quickly if the pet is mircochipped and the information is readily available. Not all pet owners keep their pet's information updated, however, and that can lead to delays or to the pet not being returned to the owner. Under our program, we offer a free registry to owners residing in Whiteside County. Some microchip companies charge a fee for updating information, but pets may be registered with Happy Tails free of charge, and there is no fee for updates.
Register in person at the shelter, by phone, or by downloading the Microchip Safety Net Program form and sending it to us.
Call between 8 and 12 noon for an appointment
New! Reduced fees for spay and neuter
Our Wellness Clinic provides low-cost preventive veterinary services to help pets stay healthy and remain in their homes with the people who love them. Services include vaccinations, microchipping, and spay/neuter.
Services and Fees
Pet Food Pantry
Under our Pets for Life Program we operate a pet food pantry to help families in need keep their animals. If we have excess food stock nearing expiration, we share it through the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is open the first Wednesday and Thursday of each month during shelter hours (8:00 a.m. to noon, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.). A photo ID is required. Questions? Call the Adoption Center at 815.626.2994.
Pets for Life Community Outreach Program
Pets for Life reaches out into the community to help animals stay in their loving homes and live healthy lives.