Happy Tails Humane Society
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Featured Pet:  Fritz

Fritz is one of several animals rescued by Happy Tails from area animal control facilities.  More about Fritz


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Hours Open to the Public
Every day 8:00 a.m. to noon
Wednesday and Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
We're located at 1408 McNeil Road in Rock Falls, between Dixon Avenue and Route 30

About Us

Happy Tails operates Whiteside County's only animal shelter.  We are a limited-intake, no-kill facility that shelters and cares for stray and abandoned dogs and cats until they are adopted into loving, permanent homes.  We promote pet adoption and humane education.  Happy Tails is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

We follow practices and guidelines established by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV).  We are a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA).


Food Pantry Saturday December 19

Our food pantry will be open 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. to help families in need feed their pets.  The food pantry is operated without the use of shelter funds.  We are located at 1408 McNeil Road in Rock Falls, between Dixon Avenue and Route 30.

We're Giving the Gift of Life!

Happy Tails works hard to help the animals who need us, especially during the holiday season.  Because this period sees the highest adoption rates of the year, we use this time to give the gift of life to as many animals as possible who are in animal control facilities facing possible euthanization to make space.

With the help of the community, we expect to rescue approximately 50 cats and dogs by the end of this holiday season.  As more animals are adopted and donations come to the shelter, more space is made available and more care can be given.

Fritz (our Featured Pet, at left) is just one of the animals whose life was saved.  He is available for adoption!

Looking for the perfect holiday gift?

You know what the best holiday gift is?? A donation to Happy Tails. If you're having a hard time finding that perfect gift for someone, come out to Happy Tails and make a donation his or her name. We will give you a card to pass on to that person. T-shirts also make a great gift and let your friends and family show their holiday gift of supporting the shelter. We're open 8 am to noon 365 days a year and also Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5-7.


Visit us at Northland Mall in Sterling!

We're located near Shoe Sensation and will be there with adoptable animals daily 3-6 p.m., pending volunteer availability.  Stop by and see us!

Shop at AmazonSmile and Help Happy Tails!

Will you be shopping online this year? Please consider shopping through AmazonSmile, where 0.5% of your eligible purchases can be donated to Happy Tails. It works! We are already receiving donations from AmazonSmile! Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and select Happy Tails as your charity, or go to our specific link, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3556484. The animals thank you!


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