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Welcome to Tails of Joy!

Tails of Joy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by comedian, writer, and animal activist Elayne Boosler. (Catch up with Elayne.)
Our goal, with your help, is to make the world better for animals and their people.

We raise funds for the smallest, neediest rescue organizations all across the United States, and beyond. We distribute these “Little Guy Grants” daily on a most needed basis. We help people with pet emergencies. We work for the passing and enforcing of anti-cruelty laws. We work for and support everything that makes life more humane for all animals. We support spay/neuter legislation, and oppose Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). Most importantly, we rescue and re-home animals, which in the end, makes life better for people.

Thank you Wiley Miller, creator of Non Sequitur and champion of animal rescue.

Tails of Joy Cartoon by Wiley

What’s new? Our first ever Tails of Joy collection of signature jewelry! Affordable, fabulous, and 100% of the price goes to animal rescue. By international jewelry designer Terry Dahl. Valentine’s Day ARF & MEOW Heart Necklaces!

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Support our Supporters

Seven ColonialOur friends at Seven Colonial donate a portion of ALL sales to Tails of Joy and other rescue groups. Pamper yourself with these fabulous products and benefit Tails of Joy at the same time.

The Best People We Know

John Hesse, Leon Wagner, and their four rescued dogs Leon Wagner (right), generously put together the new Tails of Joy website, and has also spent ten years supporting Mutt Match L.A. and Much Love Animal Rescue. Leon is president of the software company FORTH, Inc. John Hesse (left), owner of Seven Colonial has been a supporter of rescue for many years, and donates a percentage of Seven Colonial’s sales to animal rescue groups, including Tails of Joy. They live in Los Angeles with their four rescued dogs, Gunnar, Ruby, Kika, and Rosie.

Donate Your Birthday

Create a birthday fundraiser for Tails of Joy on Crowdrise.com, then broadcast your fundraiser on social media. Happy Birthday! Start Here

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  –John Bunyan

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer. –Mahatma Gandhi

Please link your Ralph’s card to Tails of Joy

And see even more markets now participating. Ralph's Community Contributions

  • It’s free.
  • It costs you nothing.
  • It helps fund us all year.
  • Signing up once lasts a year.
  • We’ll mail you a beautiful, rhinestone paw print pin as a thank you!


Our Wonderful Tiger

This is Tiger. He spent 7 years outside on concrete at the end of a heavy chain, never knowing a moment of kindness.

Tiger (before)

When the people moved away and left him, the new renters gave a neighbor the weekend to find him a place to go, or be killed. Several rescues, including us, banded together to find him a perfect, loving home. He is truly our Cinderella poster boy.

Tiger and Elayne at adoption event

Tiger with Elayne at an adoption event

Tiger in his new home

Tiger in his new home

Fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American Stray*

*Slogan courtesy of Marco A. S. Freitas.