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Cooper, this weeks pet of the week from Tails, laying down on a blanket at Tails Humane Society. (Photo courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Cooper

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | November 1, 2022

DeKALB – Cooper, a domestic shorthair, is the Tail’s pet of the week. Cooper is a male, ginger cat that just turned four years old two months ago. He is housetrained and gets along with everyone, including dogs and children. Cooper can be gentle...

Charlie is this weeks Tails Humane Society pet of the week. Charlie is a mixed breed dog around 50 pounds. (Photo Courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Charlie

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | October 4, 2022

DeKALB– This week’s Tails pet of the week is a 7-year-old dog named Charlie. Charlie is a mixed breed who is about 50 pounds. He is seeking a home where love lives and hopes to spend the rest of his years with people he can cuddle. Charlie has...

Casper is a shy but friendly dog who is looking for his forever home.

Tails Pet of the Week: Casper

By Aliyah DePersio | August 24, 2022

This week's pet Casper is looking for his perfect forever home. He just turned a year old, so he’s a younger dog. Casper also weighs about 65 lbs. His environment is a little overwhelming for him, so Casper is a little shy at first. However, once you...

Tails of the week

Tails of the week

By Courtesy Tails | November 4, 2019

Hello! I'm Lillith and I'm 10 years old. I've fallen on some hard times recently. My purrson had to go into assisted living and couldn't take me and a few other of my cat friends. I had lost several teeth, too, and just had to have a few more removed....

Pet of the week: Zooey

Pet of the week: Zooey

By Courtesy Claire Dolan | October 30, 2019

Owner: Claire DolanName: ZooeyBreed: Border collie mixFavorite treat: Bananas and jelly beansFavorite activity: Playing with her stuffed weaselTraits: A baby, cautious, loving, snuggle bug, sweetheartTo submit a Pet of the week:Send a photo of your pet...

Tails of the week: Summer

Tails of the week: Summer

By Courtesy Tails | October 28, 2019

Hi there! I'm Summer and I'm 10 yrs. old. I was wandering the streets, searching for a home when someone found me and brought me to Tails. Being homeless is no way for a sweetheart like me to be living, so the shelter is much better. BUT it is nothing...

Pet of the week: Stormy

Pet of the week: Stormy

By Courtesy Steve and Cathy Sawallisch | October 17, 2019

Owner: Steve and Cathy SawallischName: StormyBreed: Border CollieFavorite treat: Antything, especially my parents’ leftoversFavorite activities: Escaping and terrorizing all the other dogs in my neighborhood; playing ball and frisbee; playing with my...

TAILS of the Week: Ace

TAILS of the Week: Ace

By Courtesy of TAILS | October 9, 2019

Hi! I'm Ace and I have a question for you! Do you like sweet kisses, soft puppy ears, soulful brown eyes and waggily tails? Are you looking for an older puppy who is ready to please and eager to learn? If you answered yes, then I'm the pup for you! I'm...

Pet of the week: Marshmallow

Pet of the week: Marshmallow

By Courtesy Laura Lundelius | September 23, 2019

Name: Marshall (shortened from Marshmallow)Breed: Lab/Shepard mixFavorite Treat: Milk     Favorite activity: playing ball in our backyardTraits: Loving, loyal, entertaining, cuddly and a great sense of humor

Tails of the Week: Sonya

By Courtesy Tails | April 5, 2019

I'm Sonya, and I'm here to ask for your help, not something I normally would do. But I seem to be having trouble finding a home. There is a Queen inside this gorgeous body of mine and thus far no one has agreed to be ruled by me. Surely there is someone...

Pet of the Week: Rey and Blue

Pet of the Week: Rey and Blue

By Courtesy of Jeffrey Salmon | January 21, 2019

This is Rey and Blue. They are Keeshonds. Their favorite treats are anything with peanut butter, and they love to go to dog parks with their grandpa. Rey and Blue are crazed, cuddly, feisty, happy and cranky. Their owner Jeffrey Salmon is the Assistant...

Pet of the week: Easton

Pet of the week: Easton

November 4, 2018

Owner: Dylan Brown, junior secondary education in mathematicsName: EastonPet's favorite treat: Beef JerkyPet's favorite activity: Running around in figure eightsDescribe your pet in five words: Loving, Loyal, Sassy, Energetic, Curious