Cats & Dogs in need of loving forever homes.
Come see... Come Adopt...

Adopt a Pet... Save a Life!
White County, Indiana

Happy Tails Animal Care Center

Cats and Dogs waiting for loving homes 
Come see .....come adopt.


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 374

Buffalo, Indiana 47925

Business Address

8954 NW Shafer Drive

Monticello, Indiana 47960


Tuesday 10am to 1pm
Thursday 10am to 2pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm


or email us at

Another year has come and gone but, many shelter dogs and cats have been given a second chance at life with loving families and forever homes.

A 'THANK YOU" our Adopters, our Businesses, our
Community, and our Volunteers, for all their support. With your donations, and volunteering you ALL have made this possible.
With the collaboration of Monon Veterinary Clinic and Happy Tails Animal Shelter of White County Indiana all the strays are given a second chance at life into loving and forever homes.

It seems when the shelter receives a stray or two from Dr. Shields
we adopt out the same number a few days later. We are so blessed
to always say yes to Dr. Sam and Staff that we ALWAYS have room for one more.

We live in a small community and so many people have cats and
dogs already but, .....this past year 49 dogs and 20 cats have been adopted. Which is wonderful and is an increase from last year. Also, five dogs were re-united with their families, and two Huskies went to MUSH Rescue. Nanuk one of the Huskies after being transported to MUSH was adopted by one of our own Board Members and volunteer. Thank you again, to each and everyone of you for making this all possible.


We want to thank each and everyone that joined us at Petfest 2013.
I was a wonderful turnout and everyone had fun.  Thank you all for
your donations and hope everyone had a piece of cake celebrating.... Happy Tails 10th Anniversary. 
Thank you all for being a part of Happy Tails.

We say a big "THANK YOU"  The donation boxes at, Kroger, Rural King, and the box outside of the shelter are always keep full. We have not had to buy food or cat litter for a year and a half thanks to each and every one.  Also, the people that walked in and mailed donations thank you for caring about our shelter and the shelter animals. 

On Facebook visit "Happy Tails Animal Shelter of White County" and read about the adopted cats and dogs in the Adopted Album.
Many people send updated pictures of their pet in their new homes.


See Pet of the Week in the HERALD JOURNAL every Friday or Saturday.  There will be a dog or a cat feature telling their own story. They are all up for adoption. We also have an article in the
Herald Journal the first of each month.  PET OF THE WEEK is also
on the Happy Tails FB just click on the Profile Picture.


ADOPT A PET.....All of the Dogs....Kittens....and Cats are on the Adopt A Pet Website.  Please visit them and read about the stories 
they tell.


People complain about animal shelters and how some of them put innocent animals down.
Take a step back and think.....These animals would not be here if their owners would have
taken care of them, loved them and had them spayed and / or neutered. Animals are not a
toy, that can be thrown away when they get sick or old. They have a heart and its filled with love. So many animals that arrive at shelters are so sick, due to malnourishment, heartworm,
and abuse, parvo, injuries that there is no way to make them well again.  People have no idea what some of these shelters face.  We are very fortunate to have  Dr. Shields.  When Animal Control picks up strays they are taken to Monon Veterinary Clinic.  The Dr. Sam checks them out and hope they will be rescued by their owners.  If the owners are not found in five days 
then they come to us.  We care for them and love them until the they can be adopted by a
loving and forever family.  We have had some that were reunited with their family at our shelter. This is our Mission to save as many lives as we can and give them a second chance
for a good home.

Happy Tails is a NO-KILL SHELTER.  All of the animals in this shelter are all adopted out to loving and caring families.

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Our animals are listed on, Facebook and here on our website.

We hope you enjoy our site!!!



Upcoming Events

No upcoming events

We Need Volunteers!

Please contact the shelter at: 

(574) 278-7102
and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.

Adoption hours: 
Tuesdays: 10-1

Thursdays: 10-2

Saturdays:  10-2

Also By Appointment:

Call  (574) 278-7102 or email us at

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