Heartland Animal Shelter alumni living their own happy tails.

These Happy Tails pages are dedicated to those pets from Heartland Animal Shelter that have found happy forever homes, and to the kind and generous people who adopted them. Do you have a pet from Heartland? If you do and you would like to have him or her (or them!) highlighted in a “Happy Tail,” please send an email or letter about how your pet is doing along with a picture or two.

Heartland wishes to thank all who have shared their pet adoption stories with us. Pet adoption is such a “win-win” act. Not only does a homeless pet find a home, but, in return, they bring so much love and happiness to our lives.

August 10, 2019

Miss Jackson

This is such a happy update and a good reminder of why people should look at the pets that may not show well…

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July 21, 2019

Wilson (fka. Dante)

It has now been almost 5 months since we failed to foster & adopted Wilson (formally known as Dante) Wilson is doing great!…

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July 16, 2019


Kole spent months at the shelter waiting for his family and look at him now! He recently moved up to WI and his…

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July 16, 2019


Heartland, Rex wanted to say hi and let you know he is doing well. His 3 favorite things are playing ball, eating, and sleeping on…

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July 16, 2019


Hello, My name is Stephanie and I adopted KoJack about two years ago. I just wanted to let everyone know he is still doing…

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July 14, 2019


We just love this happy tail for Brownies who waited a long time for his wonderful life! “Brownies was adopted about 1.5 years…

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Happy Tails Archive


When you adopt from a no-kill shelter, you save two lives. The animal you adopt and the one that replaces him.