Happy New Year 2022/2023 Newsletter

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year Everyone!

Thank you for your support all year and all the happy stories you made possible for needy, deserving, homeless animals. 

Lemons into Lemonade: Well, this was one of the worst years ever for overcrowded shelters. Many factors contributed to abandoned and turned – in pets across the country and without enough space, well, you know. So Tails of Joy made an offer across social media: Adopt a dog or cat who is out of time, and we will pay for a full year of FREE food/treats/toys/supplements, bed, crate, leash, coat, collar, medicines, anything you need for your new pet, and two standard vet visits and free training sessions if available in your area. Plus, we offered LARGE Little Guy Grants to any rescue groups pulling Red Listed pets out of the pound in the nick of time. And we’d cover all expenses for anyone fostering an animal.

Success! The results below are pure joy. Over thirty rescue groups benefitted from our Little Guy Grants, saving the lives of up to four dogs each (and more on their own) just in the nick of time. Some of the dogs (and a few cats) were adopted right away from the rescue groups, some were adopted directly from the city shelters. All received the year of FREE supplies from Tails of Joy. See all the happy dogs and cats below, and please visit any of their websites to see the beautiful pets waiting for their forever homes. What a great way to start the new year.

Thank you. We can only do all this because of you. Tails of Joy gave out close to $50,000 this holiday season, money raised through your donations and purchases. We are all volunteer so 100% goes to saving animals’ lives. Please consider our newest item:

Boxer Coffee donates to us with every purchase you make. It’s also some of the best coffee you will ever have. Dogs Dig Fresh Ground.

Florida Boxer Rescue


22 years of saving boxers. Boxers are the comedians of the dog world, maybe that’s why we love them so much.

The Pitty Committee

Southern California

They saved Bluebelle and along with her they have beautiful dogs and cats for adoption. Check them out.

2nd Chance Dog Rescue

Southern California

With a focus on Huskies, German Shepherds, and Pitties.

Adopt Us!

The Rescue Coop

South Carolina, North Carolina. Partners in Wisconsin.

So many great dogs for adoption. Take a look.

PAWS: Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter


They do so much, pulling from kill shelters at the last minute. They have so many great dogs and cats, look!

This is beautiful Lacey. Foster or adopt!





A Texas Rescue

Cedar Creek, TX

This rescue organization took our holiday challenge and saved these beautiful pups from NYC’s kill shelter. Adopt one of their beautiful dogs!

Martina Animal Rescue

Benicia, CA

Meeting our grant challenge this hard working great rescue rescued Lycos and Gabriel.

Healing Hounds Rescue

Southern California

They saved Willis and he is in a foster home, ready to be yours.

A New York Rescue

Greater New York Area

Getting dogs to safety. Check out their beautiful pups for adoption.

Giselle’s Legacy

California and Texas

Saving and fostering. They also rescued Roxy for our challenge. She’s being fostered and ready for adoption.

Another New York Rescue

New York 

Dogs saved from kill shelters in New York City. Check out their great dogs for adoption.

Tiny Herb, Dingo, Emily, Victoria and Jasper saved in the nick of time and Little Guy Grant made for all four. Adopt them!! Or many great others there waiting for you.

Voice for the Animals Rescue and Sanctuary


Dedicated to helping all animals.

Adopt us!

The Little Red Dog


They saved Daisy through our challenge.

So many great dogs/cats for adoption here.

Plus, foster or adopt us!

Little Dirty Whiskers

Southern California

“Edith and Julie’s Spay and Neuter Fund at Tails of Joy” to the rescue.

A big Little Guy Grant to our friends here who tirelessly Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR, the best way to keep feral cat populations from skyrocketing) all over southern California. It is difficult, endless work and they have saved so many lives but also prevented so many kittens from being born into short brutal lives on the streets. Adopt or foster a cat or kitten here.

“Edith and Julie’s Spay and Neuter Fund at Tails of Joy” was made possible by a bequest. We love keeping Edith and Julie’s names alive through their generous hearts. Please think about leaving a donation to Tails of Joy in your will, and we will keep your name alive in the best way. And please don’t die any time soon.

All For Love Animal Rescue


They pulled Carmen for our shelter challenge. She is beautiful. She’s in a foster home and available for adoption.









Pits and Tits Rescue

San Diego, CA

Advocating for the Bully breeds and breast cancer awareness.

They saved Joey and Toby in the nick of time.

Happy Go Lucky Mastiff Rescue


Chef and Vince saved at the eleventh hour. Off to their fosters to wait for their forever homes! Little Guy Grant made. Adopt Chef, Vince or one of the many great dogs at this excellent rescue organization.

Labradors and Friends

California and the southwest.

Darby and Kohl. Saved!

Carolina Animal Network

Eastern North Carolina Region

All saved in the nick of time. See their great dogs and cats for adoption.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

New York and taking dogs from across the country.

Taking in the hard cases, day after day, year after year. Check out their amazing pets for adoption.

Cat Republic

Brooklyn and NYC.

Taking in red listed cats from NYCACC, taking in difficult medical cases, doing TNR and educating the public.  Have a look around and Adopt a great cat.

Dogz in Need

Nationwide Consortium

It took a village and a lot of near misses but we all got Stubby out!! Now he is safe and waiting for a home.

Blue Waters Dog Rescue

South Florida

Rescued Pitbulls with Recovering Addicts. A different kind of rescue organization:

We house our rescue dogs within sober living homes. We work to help recovering addicts gain/maintain sobriety by using the dogs as emotional support animals within sober living homes. Imagine an environment where a recovering addict gives unconditional love, empathy, and healing in order to prevent the re-victimization of innocent animals.” They also have dogs for adoption.

Furever Homes Dog Rescue of SETX

Pawsitive paws of Texas

Rescuing from Southeast Texas, transporting to Maine and Canada

And Another New York Rescue

New York

Working in Nassau County NY, pulling dogs and cats from kill shelters. They saved beautiful Sally in the nick of time. And she’s now in her forever home with a mommy who is wild about her.

They also just saved Popeye, Atlantis, Bark Wahlberg and Larry. Adopt us!

Plus Pumpkin Spice and more!

Visit Lend-A-Paw’s website to see more beautiful dogs and cats for adoption.

ARK Rescue Consortium

Crescent City, FL

Saving dogs and cats all across Florida. Adopt us!

Liberty Dog Network


Brand new and saving lives. They rescued Jonah from Moreno Valley shelter just in the nick of time for a Little Guy Grant.

Baja Animal Sanctuary


Yes, another donation to Baja Animal Sanctuary. They are one of the best run organizations, taking in dogs from the worst situations from the streets of Mexico. They deserve a Little Guy Grant every quarter. 

Click to see all their beautiful pets for adoption.

Badass Animal Rescue

Brooklyn NY and around the country.

We love them. “Saving Badass Dogs From Idiot Humans”.

Adopt Us!

Karma Rescue

Los Angeles

We offered a matching grant to Karma Rescue, whom we have supported for many years. We matched $10,000 in donations to get them to $20,000. More spay/neuter, more low income family help, more rescue.

A few more of the Dogs and Cats who got adopted and are now receiving a full year of free food/treats/toys/supplies/meds/ 2 standard vet visits, 4 training sessions and more!

This is Bailey Blue.

This is Troy, now Thor.

This is Daisy, now Juniper.









Some sweet cats went to the vet on us.

Thank you for taking a look. We hope you might find your perfect new family member, here or anywhere dogs and cats are waiting. We at Tails of Joy wish you and yours a healthy, happy, safe and prosperous New Year. Thank you again for your support.

If you’re going to buy coffee anyway, why not try the best at a great price, and save an animal’s life at the same time? Boxer Coffee

If you’re not already signed up to another charity on smile.amazon.com, please choose Tails of Joy, Studio City, as your charity, and Amazon will make a small donation to us every time you shop at no cost to you. Start here.

Our fabulous Dog Totes flew off the shelves this holiday season. There are a very few left and then that’s all she wrote.

All those Beagles rescued from lab testing got to meet Snoopy.


Stay safe. Stay well. Happy New Year!