Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
TAPS is a shelter of hope for homeless animals. We provide temporary sanctuary and an opportunity for life by bringing companion animals and loving people together.
TAPS brings companion animals together through a comprehensive, holistic adoption center complete with community outreach and education, aggressive spay/neuter, rehabilitation and training programs to ensure a loving partnership for life.
Once again, the City of Pekin stepped in and donated a building for the animals. Several moves later, and with the help and generosity of many volunteers and community members, TAPS now has a new home at 100 TAPS Lane.
Last year we celebrated 50 year of caring for the homeless animals of Central Illinois.
Dogs & Puppies $150
Seniors (over 7 years of age) $125
Cats & Kittens $125
Seniors (over 7 years of age) $100
Forms of payment include:
Visa or MasterCard
Checks are accepted only if they are:
-Drawn on a local bank with current address and phone printed on the check
-Driver's license or identification
TAPS reserves the right to approve or deny any check as form of payment
Link to adoption application:
-We spay or neuter every animal prior to adoption.
-We microchip all our animals.
-We provide all animals with at least their first shot, and if they are in the shelter long enough, we give them a series of vaccinations.
-We test all cats over the age of six months for feline leukemia/FIV and test all kittens between eight weeks and six months for leukemia. A heartworm test is performed on all dogs over six months, and we put them on a preventative treatment.
-We worm all animals.
-We treat for fleas and earmites.
-We treat for any other medical problem that is known to us.
-We keep all animals as long as it takes to find a permanent home.
-We have the right to deny any adoption of any animal we do not believe will have a suitable home.
-To adopt an animal from TAPS, you need to be at least 21 years old and have a means of financially supporting the animal.
-All animals require a rabies shot within one week or by the time the animal is four months old.
-Animals need a vet checkup within one week.
-Occasionally, we will enforce a 24-hour waiting period, a home visit prior to adoption, or follow-up phone calls or home visits after adoption.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.