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Welcome to (Elayne Boosler’s) 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.)

Beau and Elayne

Beau and Elayne

Tails of Joy raises funds for the smallest, neediest rescue organizations all across the United States, and beyond. We help support the small rescue groups in your community who do the endless, daily, hands on work of rescue, but don’t have much fundraising infrastructure. We also help people with pet emergencies. We distribute these “Little Guy Grants” daily on a most needed basis. Because we are all volunteer, 100% of every dollar we take in goes to rescuing animals. The only way you could donate to help animals more directly would be to hand a dog or cat five bucks.

Every dollar you donate or spend here will help save a life. When you donate to us, you are helping needy animals across America get saved from pounds on their last day, get food, medical care, get spayed and neutered, fostered, trained, and find their forever homes. No matter how long it takes. Without spending money, just time, we also actively network 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 help rescue and re-home animals, which in the end, makes life better for people.

Our goal, with your help, is to make the world better for animals and their people.

Tails of Joy Amazon Smile

Save Lives When You Shop Amazon

AmazonSmile gives Amazon shoppers a way to donate a small percentage of their purchases to charity, and we hope you’ll choose us. Sign up at smile.amazon.com, choose Tails of Joy, Studio City, and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated by Amazon Smile to us, costing you nothing! Remember to bookmark your starting page so you are helping us save lives every time you shop Amazon.

Ralph’s Supermarkets Community Contribution Program

banner_logo_header_2In California, linking your Ralph’s Rewards Card to Tails of Joy means we get a tiny bit of your grocery total every time you shop. Ralph’s makes the donation. It costs you nothing, and you are saving lives! You sign up once a year, renewing each September, and Tails of Joy benefits. You can opt out at any time. Ralph’s and Tails of Joy totally project your privacy, so please help us get life saving free money. [Details and how to sign up…]

Dogster Magazine names Tails of Joy a “Dogster Hero”. Read about us in Dogster, The Pet Press, Lick Magazine and  more. See all the happy endings and beginnings we help make possible.



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

Tails of Joy Cartoon by Wiley


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

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.