Tails of Joy is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 animal rescue organization founded in 2001 by comedian, writer, and animal activist Elayne Boosler. (Catch up with Elayne.) We are all volunteer, so 100% of every dollar of every donation and purchase is used to save animals’ lives. 

TOJ raises funds for the smallest, neediest rescue groups all across the United States, and beyond. With our daily “Little Guy Grants“, we keep the small rescue groups in your community from falling through the cracks when there is nowhere else for them to turn. In addition to hands on animal rescue, we are here to rescue the rescuers. In this way, we have helped save the lives of tens of thousands of needy, abused, homeless and neglected animals.

We provide assistance, boarding, medical care, shelter fees, food,  training, supplies and transport, for desperate animals, often on what would be their last day of life in a shelter. 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“, which not only pays for pets’ spay/neuter across the country, but also funds the TNR (trap, neuter, release) of feral cats in many communities. We are here for rescue emergencies; from animals getting hit by cars, to small groups’ broken water heaters, food shortages, materials for kennel runs, whatever it is to keep them from falling through the cracks, we are here.

Beau and Elayne
Beau and Elayne

100% of our income rescues animals. 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.. we help them directly, or help the groups that do.

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

Holiday Shopping!


Tails of Joy’s Holiday Shop is now open, and WOW!!!! We are 100% volunteer, so everything you buy goes to support rescue!

SHOP NOW >>>

 

“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 comedy specials individually at spotify, itunes and pandora.


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

Tails of Joy Cartoon by Wiley


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 many 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 donates a percentage of its sales to animal rescue groups, including Tails of Joy. They live in Los Angeles with their three rescued dogs, Gunnar, Ruby, 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 than 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.

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.

Fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American Stray*

*Slogan courtesy of Marco A. S. Freitas.