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This weeks Tails Pet of the Week, Evee, a three-year-old dog, sitting on a blanket at Tails Humane Society in DeKalb. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Three legged pooch is Tails Pet of the Week

By Daniel Massa, Lifestyle Writer | April 11, 2023

DeKALB - The Tails Humane Society pet of the week is the tripod dog named Evee. She’s the lucky gal to be featured this week to all of DeKalb’s dog lovers. Evee is approximately three and a half years old and she is a large mixed breed that weighs...

Cliff, a three-year-old pitbull, sits on a blanket at Tails Humane Society in DeKalb. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Cliff

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | April 4, 2023

Meet Cliff, the gentle 15 lb. pitbull who’s this week’s Tails’ Pet of the Week. Cliff is a fit, floppy-eared good boy who loves to give kisses just as much as he’d like his butt scratched. He is 3-years-old and gets along with cats and dogs...

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”...

Kyle, this weeks Tails Pet of the Week, standing on a blue blanket and sporting a bandana around his neck. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Kyle

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | March 7, 2023

Staying in style is Kyle, this week’s Tails’ Pet of the Week. Donning a signature blue bandana, Kyle is a 4-month-old growing pup that is friendly and high-spirited. Just like many older puppies at Tails, he is looking for some love. His tan...

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....

A trio of 3-months-old puppies, who make up the pets of the week, sitting together on blankets. (Photo courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: A posse of puppies

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 7, 2023

The saying is good things come in small packages, whether it’s in threes or pairs, five perky puppies are the perfect playmates to open your home to and for this Tail’s Pet of the week.  Penelope, Percy and Poindexter are the featured puppies...

The Tails Pet of the Week, Fairbanks, is a three year old Red Husky. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Fairbanks

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | January 31, 2023

This week’s Tail’s Pet of the Week is a red husky named Fairbanks and he is looking for a family to call his own. He is about 3-years-old and is on the smaller side, weighing under 45 lbs. Fairbanks was formerly found strolling down country roads...

Princess Angel is a 1-year-old cat and is house-trained.

Tails Pet of the Week: Princess Angel

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | December 4, 2022

DeKALB – Princess Angel, a 1-year-old cat, is this week’s Tails Humane Society’s Pet of the Week. Princess Angel is a medium-sized brown female domestic shorthair mix. She arrived at Tails on Sept. 6, is house-trained and has not been declawed,...

Olaf is a senior dog looking for his forever home.

Tails Pet of the Week: Olaf

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | November 8, 2022

DeKALB – Say hello to Olaf, this week’s Tails pet of the week.  Olaf is an 8-year-old brown and white dog who is housetrained and will shake hands with anyone who comes to meet him. As the senior dog he is, Olaf is calm and polite, getting along...

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, Assistant Lifestyle 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...

Chief is looking for his forever home.

Tails Pet of the Week: Chief

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | October 25, 2022

DeKALB – This week’s Tails pet of the week is named Chief. He is a small mixed breed that is just under 3-years-old who loves to snuggle.  This 21lb pup is looking for a quiet home filled with love and preferably without kids. Chief also loves...

Joyces adoption fee has been sponsored.

Tails Pet of the Week: Joyce

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | October 11, 2022

DeKALB – Tails’ latest Pet of the Week is named Joyce. She is the longest feline resident at the humane society and is looking for a comfortable home. Her adoption fee has been donated.  Joyce is a medium size black short-haired mix who enjoys...