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Peppermint is looking for her forever home and is available for adoption at Tails Humane Society.

Tails Pet of the Week: Peppermint

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | October 18, 2022

DeKalb’s Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, has a new pet of the week up for adoption. Peppermint is a large female dog searching for a loving new home.  Peppermint is 2-years-old and weighs 52 lbs. She is a young, energetic dog who...

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...

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: Scooby

Tails of the week: Scooby

By Courtesy Tails | October 23, 2019

Big Dog Lovers take notice! I'm only 6 months old and already weigh 55#s!! My name is Scooby. I'm a great pup, have fantastic ears, and am loving, playful and kind. Before coming to Tails I lived with older children and 2 little dogs and was good with...

Tails of the week: Boston

Tails of the week: Boston

By Courtesy TAILS | October 16, 2019

If you are looking for a more mature cat who is playful, a complete love bug, has an abundance of personality, and is darn handsome to boot, you've found him in me, Boston! I'm a 7 yr. old who is pretty unforgettable. I'd make an ideal companion for someone...

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...

Tails of the Week: Munch and Maize

Tails of the Week: Munch and Maize

By Courtesy Tails | May 3, 2019

Hello! We're Maize and Munch, 10 yr. old declawed cats, who are searching for a wonderful someone who will adopt the both of us. We adore one another and Tails will not part us. We are very sweet cats who love people and really enjoy being brushed and...

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...

TAILS cancels obedience classes to prevent canine influenza spread

By Northern Star staff | April 24, 2015

TAILS Humane Society of DeKalb has canceled all obedience classes to prevent canine influenza from spreading to DeKalb.A strain of canine influenza has affected more than 1,000 dogs throughout Chicago, according to a DeKalb County Health Department news...

Homeless animals helped by events

By Northern Star Staff | September 7, 2014

TAILS Humane Society will host a day of events to raise money for homeless animals.The 5K-9 Run for the Rescues kicks off at 9 a.m. and is followed by the 1-mile Mutt Strut dog walk at 9:30 a.m. The Fun Fest, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., will include demonstrations,...

TAILS hosts 5K-9 Run to strut with mutts

By Erin Kolb | September 5, 2013

TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, is hosting its eighth annual Mutt Strut Dogwalk, Funfest and 5K-9 Run for the Rescues Saturday at Hopkins Park.The 5K-9 Run starts at 9 a.m. To register, visit www.tailshumanesociety.org/node/107. The Funfest,...

TAILS to host annual silent auction

By Brooke Shinberg | April 10, 2013

The TAILS Humane Society is asking for donations for its 12th Annual Auction. TAILS Humane Society will host the auction on June 1 at the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. The event will include a silent auction and a live auction....