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: 3 years old Sex: F, Breed: AmStaff Terrier

Gracie is a gorgeous, brindle, small, low-rider (short legged) Staffie and is absolutely cute as a button in person. She is maybe 3 years old and weighs about 50 pounds but looks smaller, she's solid. Gracie lives with an old small beagle who she wishes would ...

Age: 8-10 years old Sex: M, Breed: Dalmatian

Dash is a playful, loving, loyal, goofy, beautiful Dalmatian. He loves a good back rub and ear scratch, and he'd love to lounge on the couch with you. Dash is very affectionate to his family but isn't overly needy. Dash loves laying in the sun, and gets ...

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