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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, Senior Lifestyle Writer | 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, 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...

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...

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...

Riley is a 6 year old short haired tabby who loves to rest, but will come for attention if shes feeling energetic. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society).

Tails Pet of the Week: Riley

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | September 13, 2022

DeKalb— Meet Riley, this week's pet of the week! She is a six year old shorthaired mix with lots of love to give. She has a beautiful brownish-orange coat and has previously been neutered. Riley is the perfect size for any home and has all the training...

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...

A dog lays in the grass

Animal shelters are the best place to adopt a pet

By Summer Fitzgerald | June 11, 2020

When my family and I adopted our first dog from a shelter four years ago, it came as a surprise. We were not sure if we could handle having a “shelter dog," as we heard people say it was always a hit or miss on how well they adapt and grow. However,...

That time I adopted a cat from Tails Humane Society

That time I adopted a cat from Tails Humane Society

By Sarah Connolly | January 29, 2020

There are many unknowns when bringing a strange animal into your home, but adopting a kitten from Tails Humane Society has been a rewarding experience for me.  I did not grow up with pets, but I always wanted a cat. After having been on my own for almost...

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....

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...