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.


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


Forms and Downloads

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Contact Us

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