About Us

Who We Are

Happy Tails Pet Rescue is a small non-profit, no-kill rescue organization in Massachusetts and New Hampshire run entirely by dedicated volunteers who have joined together to save unwanted and abandoned cats and dogs.  We believe that all animals deserve to be treated with respect and integrity and we are committed to giving them a second chance at finding loving forever homes.

Happy Tails Pet Rescue’s goal is to advance the no-kill movement, reduce pet homelessness, and find every dog and cat a loving home. We accomplish our mission by taking in animals from other rescues and shelters who were going to be euthanized as a result of overpopulation, or financial limitations.   We also accept surrenders from families who can no longer care for their pets because of difficult circumstances.

We strive to work with area shelters, other rescues and humane organizations to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets.

Happy Tails Pet Rescue saves animals who cannot be properly cared for.

  • We are 501c3
  • All donations and adoption fees go directly to the animals
  • We have a strict “no-kill” policy and will do everything we can to save an animal

Our Shelters

Happy Tails Pet Rescue has stand-alone shelters in Somerville, MA, and Hudson, NH.

Since shelter space is limited, the number of animals we can save at a given time depends heavily on the number of foster families we have.

If you have extra room in your home to help foster a dog or cat, please consider fostering. Every foster family enables us to save one more animal!