About One Tail at a Time

One Tail at a Time is a no-kill, 501(c)3 all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need; comprehensive support of adopters; and community outreach through humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families.

Key Partnerships

One Tail at a Time partners with local and national organizations in an effort to save lives.

The Chicago Area Shelter Alliance‘s¬†mission is to reduce, and eventually eliminate, needless euthanasia of companion animals and to encourage cooperation to find homes for every adoptable animal.

Through Best Friends Animal Society‘s Network Partner Program, over 900+ rescues, shelters, and spay/neuter facilities are working together to Save Them All.


We have received grants from the following foundations in the past three years:

Best Friends Animal Society
High Hopes for Pets Foundation
The Second Chance Fund (from American Humane Association)
Three Dog Bakery Foundation
Animal Farm Foundation
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance and Foundation



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