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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 in 2001. (Catch up with Elayne.)

Tails of Joy keeps the smallest rescue groups, the neediest individuals, the most desperate animals and emergencies, from falling through the cracks.

TOJ raises funds for the smallest, neediest rescue groups all across the United States, and beyond. We help support the small rescue groups in your community who save the lives of desperate animals every day, but don’t have big fundraising infrastructure and are too small for big grants. We help them keep animals from falling through the cracks when there is nowhere else to turn. By being there for them, we have helped save the lives of tens of thousands of needy, abused, homeless and neglected animals.

We provide assistance, boarding, medical care, pull fees, food, shelter, training and transport, for desperate animals. We also help needy individuals with pet emergencies. And we have a dedicated spay/neuter fund, our “Edith and Julie’s Spay and Neuter Fund at Tails of Joy“. We also help the small rescue organizations themselves, helping to pay for generators, water heaters, kennel runs, building materials, whatever it takes to help them rescue and to be there in times of emergency.

Beau and Elayne

Beau and Elayne

We distribute “Little Guy Grants” daily on a most needed basis. Because we are all volunteer and pay no salaries, perks or overhead, 100% of every dollar you spend or donate here goes to saving lives. The only way you could donate to help animals more directly would be to hand a dog or cat five bucks.

But we don’t just rescue dogs and cats, we help rescue bunnies, horses, burros, small exotics, big cats, primates, wildlife, sea life, farm animals, elephants, bears. Any creature who has fur, fuzz, fins, feathers, and doesn’t vote, we help.

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

“Elayne Boosler – Timeless” Boxed Set Benefits Your Favorite Rescue Organization

Order “Elayne Boosler – Timeless” on Amazon now! Get “Party of One”, “Broadway Baby”, “Top Tomata”, “Live Nude Girls”, and her new CD “The 50/50 Club”. For the first 1000 buyers, Tails of Joy will donate $25 to the animal rescue organization of your choice. So you’re getting five hours of hilarious, smart, clean comedy and we’re donating $25 in your honor, to save lives. Just email proof of purchase & name of the rescue of your choice. And in addition, 25% of your purchase price benefits Tails of Joy so we can continue giving out our “Little Guy Grants” all year.

BONUS to Rescues: On December 15, 2018, Tails of Joy will donate another $1000 to the rescue organization most named by buyers. 

And remember, always start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com, choose Tails of Joy, Studio City, as your chosen charity, bookmark it, and every time you shop, Amazon will donate a portion to us at NO cost to you. You’ll be saving lives every time you shop. And now you can stream these shows individually at spotify, itunes and pandora.


CA Friends: Link Your Ralph’s Market Card to Tails of Joy and Save Animals!!

Click here to sign up. We ask our CA Peeps to link their Ralph’s Rewards cards to Tails of Joy. It’s part of Ralph’s Community Contribution Program, and we want to be your chosen charity. That way, every time YOU shop, Ralph’s donates to US at NO cost to you. This is a very important part of our yearly budget, so please sign up today! Click here to sign up.

Save Lives When You Shop Amazon

AmazonSmile gives Amazon shoppers a way to donate a small percentage of their purchases to charity at no cost to you, 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.

The Maine Edge/Buzz

Elayne Boosler – saving animals through comedy

September 12, 2018

The Maine Edge: Let me see if I understand this correctly. Your new box set sells on Amazon for $19. When people email you a copy of their receipt, you donate $25 to the animal rescue organization of the purchaser’s choice. You’re basically giving it away. Has your accountant told you that this might not be a great business plan?

Read More:

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.

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.