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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.)

It’s Valentine’s Day!!! We have special gifts for Him & Her, & 100% goes to rescue.


Beau and Elayne

Beau and Elayne

Tails of Joy 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 distribute these “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 we take in 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. Any creature who has fur, fuzz, fins, feathers, and doesn’t vote, we help.

Every dollar you donate or spend here will be used for pulling fees from shelters, food, vet bills, medicines, boarding, fostering, spay/neuter, training, unforeseen emergencies and whatever a rescuer needs so an animal can find safety and a forever home. 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“.

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

Gorgeous Non Sequitur Cartoon Available

Great news. For everyone who loved the moving October 22nd Wiley Miller Non Sequitur comic strip, Wiley has offered to make special, signed, color prints…

It’s Ralph’s Markets Sign-Up Time again in Southern California!!

Click here to sign up. We ask our CA Peeps to again 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! Even if you’ve signed up before, you must sign up again every year, starting each September 1st, but any time at all is the right time to sign up. Sign up now and you’ll be enrolled until August 31, 2018. 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, 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.

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.