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Buddy, a 1-year-old domestic shorthair cat, sits inside a cubby. Buddy is available for adoption for $75.00 at Tails Humane Society. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails’ Buddy ready to be your feline friend

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | April 19, 2024

One of Tails Humane Society’s youngest felines is waiting to be your Buddy as this week’s Tails’ Pet of the Week. Buddy, a domestic shorthair cat with black and white fur, turned 1 year old Thursday and is in search of a new beginning after a...

A gray cat stares straight ahead. H.E.R. was named Tails Pet of the Week for the week of April 1. (Courtesy of Nancy Rigler)

Tails pet of the week: H.E.R.

By Eddie Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | April 2, 2024

The upbeat two-and-a-half year old cat named H.E.R.’s beaming personality earned her this week’s Tails’ Pet of the Week. Always ready for cuddles, rubbing her head on people’s hands, faces and arms is H.E.R.’s favorite thing to do. H.E.R.'s...

Wayne, a dog, looks at the camera. Wayne is this weeks Tails Pet of the Week. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Bring love home: Wayne, Tails pet of the week

By Isabel Cambray, Lifestyle Writer | February 13, 2024

Are you looking for a loyal companion to bring joy to your home?  Say hello to Wayne.  Wayne is 5 years old and weighs less than 20 pounds, so he won’t take up too much room. Age is just a number, and Wayne is living proof of that. Despite his...

Addison, a two-year-old dog with brown fur and a white speckled tummy, sitting among a bunch of stuffed animals. (Photo courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Addison

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | March 21, 2023

Spring has sprung and Addison has just the nose to sniff it out as Tails’ Pet of the Week. She is almost 2-years-old with brown fur and a white belly and is never too shy to give some kisses or show off her training. Addison knows how to “sit”...

This weeks Tails pet of the week, Katya, a two year old mother to a litter of puppies, sitting in grass with a bandana around her neck. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Katya

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 21, 2023

Katya is her name and snuggles are her game. The 2-year-old girl is Tails’ Pet of the Week and at 35 lbs. she is ready to wiggle her way into your heart. Katya has just finished raising her puppies and is ready to bask in the stay-at-home mom lifestyle....

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, Managing Editor | 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

Pleased to make your acquaintance. They call me Sir Snifferdoodle. I may have a fancy name, but I am far from it! In fact, I am a goofy, energetic young fellow who loves to rip it up in the yard with my dog pals. I've lived with older children and was good with them all. I also lived with a cat, and I never want to live with one ever again!! I'm house-trained, going to the door and barking when I need to go potty. Though I have a great time playing with other dogs, I am rather protective of my food with them. I am highly treat motivated and willing to learn new things. I hoping really hard to find a "furever" home very soon!

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...

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...