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.

October 14, 2018

Jack (fka. Prince Jack)

September 18, 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the day we adopted our sweet Jack. Two years ago we moved to Milwaukee,…

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October 2, 2018


As the attached photos seem to indicate he has taken over the house. He will explore, settle in anywhere, and has just today taken…

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October 2, 2018

Oreo (fka. Bluey)

Hi! Just wanted to share some photos of Bluey (now Oreo) and he’s doing great with his 3 feline siblings!         …

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September 15, 2018

Bella (fka. Black Beauty)

I fostered Bella, A.K.A Black Beauty for a few months. She mostly hid and rarely came out. When I adopted her I found…

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September 13, 2018


(We are delighted to receive this Happy Tail. Dood was rescued from a hoarding situation. He hid in the ceiling for 2 weeks…

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