bring home

a friend for life

You can welcome a cat or dog into your life and give them the family, love, and life they deserve.

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Give an adoptable friend

A Forever Home

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Special Needs Adoptions

Happy Tails is unique in many ways. We often take in animals that need some TLC due to injury, illness, age, mistreatment or other circumstances. These are animals that many other shelters or other groups cannot accept. Some of them have been abandon on the street, some have been found by Good Samaritans in the community with injuries, some have health issues that their previous owners were not able to treat for various reasons.  We also take in animals from other larger shelters, who are not thriving in that environment. Happy Tails values the life of every cat and dog and we work tirelessly to restore the health and well-being of the animals we rescue. Many of these animals, with just a little help from us, blossom and need no further special care. Others will continue to need some level of care such as medications or just a very patient and understanding new family. Many of our previous adopters have come back to tell us how rewarding it has been to give these animals a second chance at life! We are always looking for forever adoption homes for these very special animals. All special needs adoptions will be accompanied by a consultation with our vet tech. 

Happy Tails takes pride in the health and well-being of the animals under our care

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All cats and kittens are:

  • Examined by a veterinarian
  • Spayed or neutered
  • Tested for common diseases, including feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV, if 6 months old or older)
  • Vaccinated
  • Treated for fleas
  • Microchipped for identification if lost.
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All  dogs and puppies are:

  • Spayed or neutered
  • Tested for heartworm (adults)
  • Vaccinated
  • Treated for fleas
  • Microchipped for identification
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Happy Beginnings Spotlight


Kea is a one-year-old terrier mix we acquired from the SPCA and placed in our foster program so she could get the extra help that could make her adoptable.

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