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

Rescuing Northwest Indiana's Underdogs

Happy Tails Rescue 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. We have also partnered with Spay Neuter Services of Indiana to fix community cats in need. Buy a special license plate to support spaying/neutering!

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: 12 years Sex: F, Breed: Chihuahua

Sweet Dolly was found wandering the streets and had no rescue or adoption interest so was scheduled to be put down. Her gentle nature and loyalty quickly endeared her to her animal control workers and they gave us a call. She is probably 12 years old (a guess) and about 4 pounds. Her first surgery involved pulling ...

Party Marty
Age: 5 years old Sex: M, Breed: Chihuahua

Party Marty is very small 6-pound boy who's about 5 years old. He's a fun-loving Chihuahua who is great with kids, cats, and other dogs. This little guy is ultra sweet and playful and loves to be held and cuddle. His nickname "Party Marty" is a result of his love for stuffed toys! Party Marty is fully ...

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. 

See all of Polly's pictures here.

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