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.

January 6, 2021

Charlie (fka. Mojito)

Mojito (now Charlie) was adopted in 2007, and since then, he has been a great companion AND therapy dog! Thank you, Barbara, for…

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January 6, 2021

Jinx (fka. Morelle)

Jinx (named Morelle at Heartland) is so happy in his new home! His mom says he is her best friend and he is…

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November 24, 2020

Meeko (fka. Meatball)

This is a rags-to-riches happy tail for Meeko (known as Meatball at Heartland)! Meeko was rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control where…

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November 16, 2020

Figaro (fka. Mort)

I wanted to send an update on Mort. I named him Figaro, which suits him. He is very loving and sweet and a…

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October 22, 2020


Brandy is a high energy, spunky, and well-loved member of our family. There is never a dull moment when she’s around! From playing…

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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.