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Happy Tails Animal Care Center

8954 NW Shafer Drive Monticello Indiana 47960, P.O. Box 374 Buffalo, IN 47925, Buffalo, IN 47925

Contact Esther Hardy
Phone (574) 278-7102
cats & dogs at Happy Tails Animal Care Center

Areas Happy Tails Animal Care Center serves

We are an animal shelter in White County. We are only taking in animals from the city and county animal control. They pick up the stray animals and take them to the veternarians. If the veternarians deem them adoptable they come to us!!

Happy Tails is always in need of volunteers, please email us at and tell us about yourself. We cannot pull the info. on the regular volunteer page. Thank you.

Happy Tails Animal Care Center's adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

If you have a certain dog in mind for your family, and have a dog. You will need to bring your pet for a meet and greet.


Approve Application

After visiting with the pet of your choice You will be asked to fill out anadoption form. It will be looked over by our board member.


Pay Fee

Our shelter accepts checks, credit card and cash as ad If paying by credit card an additional $5.00 will be added to the fee.

Additional adoption info

Puppies and dogs adoption fee is $130.00
Senior dogs 7yrs and over is $80.00
They are current on their vaccinations, spayed/neutered and micro-chipped.

Cats one year and older are $45.00 Kittens are $65.00
They are current on their vaccination, and spayed/neutered.

All shelter animals are very loving and easy going, enjoy playing being petted and talked to. Please give us a call to make an appointment to visit them.

About Happy Tails Animal Care Center

Happy Tails is our name and we are an animal shelter in White County Indiana. Our mission is to get as many animals adopted out to loving and caring families into forever homes.Our love for animals is our main reason and also to save as many wonderful lives as we can. Animals are people two, they deserve a good life. They are a stress release to so many people after a days hard work. Also, to the elderly who enjoy a loving companion. Children learn how to care for and love an animal, and teaches them to care about animals and people. Animals deserve a second chance in life and that is our mission to help them find a loving and caring home.

Happy Tails Animal Care Center's adopted pets

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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.