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 Pets 

Age: Adult  Sex: F, Breed: American Bully

Reesie was seen a few times running as a stray in her old neighborhood. One of our great volunteers picked her up and actually found her family. To her surprise (and dismay), while sweet Reesie did have a home, her family was indifferent to her and frankly had no interest in keeping her. When asked if ...

Age: 6-8 years old Sex: M, Breed: Schnoodle

Abe is simply just a sweet little dog. He loves everyone and really enjoys playing with other small dogs, so much so that we prefer his new home have another doggy playmate. We have no idea what breed Abe is for sure, but he looks a lot like a Schnoodle we had named Taz, so that's our best guess. ...

Age: 1 year old Sex: M Breed: Chihuahua

Teeny 4-pound Peanut was found outside alone and very scared. As a result, once picked up by animal control, he was showing very poorly in the shelter setting, preferring to stay away from people because he was so scared. Our friends there knew he had a good core though and reached out ...

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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