A Charity that aides Northwest Indiana shelters with an aim of reducing euthanasia rates

Rescuing Northwest Indiana's Underdogs


Happy Tails Rescue is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank is a Proud Petco Foundation Partner & Grant Recipient, and was chosen as Whole Foods Schererville, Indiana's "One Dime at a Time" Partner for the first quarter of 2017.

Mission: To reduce euthanasia rates of dogs in shelters by transferring those deemed unadoptable into our care -- senior dogs, dogs with medical issues, unpopular breeds like Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas, dogs that are not handling the stress of the shelter environment well, and dogs with manageable behavioral issues.

Featured Adoptable Dogs 

Age: 9 years old Sex: F, Breed: Shih Tzu Mix

Bebe is a sweet girl who's had a hard go of it. She lived with her owner for 9 years, and this past year was growing an increasingly painful tumor on her bottom that was never addressed. Our vet removed the tumor and unfortunately it was ...

Age: 1-2 years old Sex: M, Breed: Rott Mix

We usually work with our local shelters to help dogs, but a picture of Maxwell came to us online as a dog in need from Missouri, and there was something about it just drew us in. We're so lucky we made that call because Maxwell is fantastic. He's a young boy ...

Age: 2 years old Sex: F Breed: Pittie

Zoe is a young female pittie who was found by a police officer in a troubled Chicago neighborhood. She's a true sweetheart who we'd love to find a great family for. Zoe is around 2 years old and is medium sized, weighing about 45 pounds. She loves ...

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Polly the Starving Pittie, Before and After

Our sweet Polly made it, and is living the dream with her new Mom and Dad and pittie brother, Sully. 

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Read Polly's story at these links:

Northwest Indiana Times 10.21.15: 
Rescue group raising funds to care for malnourished dog 

Northwest Indiana Times, 10.23.2015
Rescued malnourished pit bull improving

The Dodo 10.27.2015

Dog is nearly frozen to death, but she still wants love from her rescuers