Welcome to Tails of the Free!

Tails of the free is a registered 501c3 registered non-profit rescue that was founded by a passionate group of volunteers. We have quickly expanded the rescue to five locations in Chester Co, in Partnership with Pet Valu. We all are animal lovers and many of us would take them all in if we could.

We work with the local community as well as other high kill shelters to bring as many adoptable animals in as we can in order to find them loving, caring homes. We are no-kill and all the animals in our care are safe while waiting for adoption.

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View our Available Pets

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  • In Foster Care
  • Thorndale Pet Valu
  • Morgantown Pet Valu
  • Parkesburg Pet Valu
  • Lionville Pet Valu
  • Gilbertsville Pet Valu
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Get Involved!

Tails of the free is looking for more animal lovers like ourselves! We need both animal care volunteers as well as fosters.

Volunteer opportunities

Animal Care: Provide care to our animals located in our partner Pet Valu stores. This includes cleaning the cages, feeding and watering animals, socializing (read: playing), talking to potential adopters and helping out at adoption events. This is a 1hr weekly commitment at one of our five locations.
Foster Care: We are in need of volunteers who will take animals into their house to care for them while they wait for adoption. We need fosters for both dogs and cats and this includes puppies and kittens as well as adult animals. We’ll work with you to select an appropriate animal for you to foster.

Seniors for Seniors!

Miss Abby

Tails of the Free Animal Rescue is excited to launch our new program, Seniors for Seniors. This program is designed to help both senior pets and senior citizens by providing a program where we match a senior with a companion animal, such as Miss Abby shown above. Many senior citizens would like a companion animal but don’t want a long term commitment with uncertainties about health/transportation/and living arrangements that come with getting older. By matching them with in need senior pets who wouldn’t need a long term commitment and by providing more of an open adoption it would not only open up the possibility of them having a pet it would help a senior pet get out of a shelter where the possibility is high that they would be euthanized.

Tails of the free will provide support including helping to make and provide transport to/from vet or grooming appointments, training support/advice, help with setting up food deliveries, and also providing the peace of mind that the pet may be returned if the need arises. We will be fundraising to make financial aid available for medical expenses over and above normal vet visits.

A kick-off event is scheduled on August 19th, 2017 at the Lionville PetValu (144 Eagleview Blvd., Lionville PA, 19341) from 2 till 4 and will be done in conjunction with our NBC’s Clear the Shelters Event .

For more information or to request an application please send an email to Tailsofthefree.Seniors@gmail.com.


We are conveniently located within several Pet Valu’s in the Chester County and surrounding areas.


144 Eagleview Blvd.

Lionville Shopping Center

Exton, PA 19341

Phone: 610-524-1253

Mon-Sat 9AM - 9PM

Sun 9AM - 6PM


3469 E Lincoln Highway

Thorndale Center

Thorndale, PA 19372

Phone: 484-288-8488

Mon-Sat 9AM - 9PM

Sun 10AM - 7PM


408 Commons Dr.

Sadsbury Commons Shopping Center

Parkesburg, PA 19365

Phone: 610-857-0892

Mon-Sat 9AM - 9PM

Sun 10AM - 6PM


212 Crossings Blvd

Morgantown Crossing

Elverson, PA 19520

Phone: 610-286-1044

Mon-Sat 9AM - 9PM

Sun 10AM - 6PM


1050 East Philadelphia Ave

Gilbertsville Shopping Center

Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Phone: 610-369-1770

Mon-Sat 9AM - 9PM

Sun 10AM - 7PM


470 W Lincoln Highway

Festiavl at Exton

Exton, PA 19341

Phone: 484-879-6411

Mon-Sat 9AM - 9PM

Sun 10AM - 6PM


420 Schuylkill Rd

Westside Shopping Center

Phoenixville, PA 19460

Phone: 610-933-5746

Mon-Sat 9AM - 9PM

Sun 10AM - 7PM


Forms and Downloads

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Contact Us

Phone: (484) 854-FREE (3733)
Email: Info@TailsOfTheFree.org