Happy Tails Humane Society


1408 McNeil Road,

Rock Falls, IL  61071

Between Dixon Avenue and Route 30


General Inquiries and Shelter Administration


Adoption Center



(815) 626-2994


(815) 380-6391

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As of March 17 2020, because of the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, Happy Tails Humane Society is operating with limited operations. Our Adoption Center will be open by appointment only. Happy Tails Wellness Clinic is offering a car side service. Follow the signs when visiting for your appointment. Pet parents must call or text the Clinic for an appointment. 815-626-2994.  Happy Tails Thrift Store is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3pm. All visitors entering the shelter for an adoption appointment or visiting our Thrift Store. Must wear a mask that covers mouth and nose and maintain 6 feet social distancing. Locations have limited vistor capacity. 

​​​​​UPDATE Rev 1/31/21

Happy Tails Humane Society is closed to general visitors so we can limit the number of people in our shelter. Please see the information below on how we are changing our operations to care for the animals and our Staff/Volunteers.  

  • Adoptions: We are making appointments with potential adopters that have a completed pre-approved application. Click on the Adoption tab above for our on-line application. After submitting the application. Our Adoption Center will contact you. You can also click the red button above to see all of our available animals. 
  • Please contact us to discuss pets and answer questions with a staff member. Call or text 815-626-2994 and leave a message or email us using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We will return calls and emails as promptly  as possible. Please only inquire if you are serious about adopting. 

  • • Surrenders: If you need to give up your pet, please call to schedule an appointment at 815-626-2994 and leave a message. Our ability to intake animals changes daily. Adoption Center staff will evalute  the shelters current space, Staffing levels, and finances to care for addtional animals. 

  • • Donations: We very much appreciate donations. Please click the red button above to see our wish list. Items can be dropped shipped directly to the shelter 1408 McNeil Road Rockfalls, IL 61071. Please call or text if you have items to drop off at the shelter. 815-626-2994 

  • • Food Pantry: Please call, text, or email the shelter if you are in need of pet food. We will announce the next community distribution here and on social media.   

  • • Wellness Clinic: We have modified how our Clinic delivers care. Please follow the signs in front of the shelter. Staff will meet you at your car for further instructions. Happy Tails Veterinarian Group is committed to offering high quality services to our community. Call or text for an appointment 815-626-2994

  • ​• Happy Tails Thrift Store is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. Please click on the Thrift Store tab above for information about items being accepted and COVID-19 restrictions in place when visiting the store. 

  • • At this time all pet owners should prepare a plan for your pets in case you become ill. If you have room in your home, please consider reaching out to friends and family to provide support for their pets in the event of illness or hospitalization.      

  • Please check back for updates. For questions, please contact us at contact@happytailshumanesociety.org or call text 815-626-2994

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