Available Dogs

One Tail at a Time is a no-kill rescue. Our animals are either housed in volunteer foster homes or at our Adoption Center and can be introduced to approved potential adopters who complete an adoption survey.

Adoption fees are $300 for puppies under 6 months, $250 for adult dogs, and $150 for dogs over 7 years old. Senior people that adopt senior dogs will get a special rate of $100. This includes spay/neuter, microchip, all vaccines and a wellness exam.

For more information on an adoptable dog, contact the Adoption Counselor listed in each dog’s profile, or email AnnaOTAT@gmail.com.

 . Moosette--Adorable Hippo with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .
 . Moosette--Adorable Hippo with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .  . Moosette--Adorable Hippo with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .  . Moosette--Adorable Hippo with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
You kind of have to meet Moosette in person to understand just how stinkin' cute she is, but we'll do our best to convey her adorable snortiness here. At around 5.5 years old and 60 lbs this low-rider is the cutest mini-hippo ever. In addition to her good looks, Moosie is also a friendly girl who enjoys going on walks, snuggling, and being perfectly house/crate trained even while her foster parents are at work for a full day.

Moosette is is perfectly fine passing other dogs on walks and even hangs out with her neighbors pups from time to time but may thrive most as the only pooch in her forever home; it will just depend on whether or not it's the right match. Sometimes Moosie is a little tentative with new people (though the vast majority she is good with) so though we know she'll love and bond wonderfully with her forever family, she'll thrive most in an adult home.

When Moosie first joined the rescue she had terrible chronic ear infections and ultimately her veterinarian and surgeon decided ear canal ablation surgery would be in her best interest. She has recently had this procedure done on both ears and thankfully it has worked like a charm! She is now ear infection and pain free though since this surgery means the whole ear canal was removed, she does have diminished hearing.

This snorty gal is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee has been sponsored by one of her biggest fans, and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Blaine--I'm an Adoption Center Dog! .
 . Blaine--I'm an Adoption Center Dog! .  . Blaine--I'm an Adoption Center Dog! .  . Blaine--I'm an Adoption Center Dog! .
  • Schnauzer, Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Large
If scruffy muppets are your weakness, Blaine is the guy for you! This adorable 8 month old recently joined the rescue and is already breaking hearts everywhere he goes. Though we aren't sure of his exact breed mix, the guess is some type of schnauzer/terrier/poodle combination of adorableness. Though every dog takes a couple days of transition time to a new home, once settled in Blaine is totally housebroken and crate trained, sleeps through the night, and knows "sit" "down" "shake" and "touch."

Blaine loves to be with people, walks great on leash, loves playing with toys indoors and fetch outdoors, and also enjoys the company of most other dogs. In new situations, Blaine does sometimes bark at certain new people and/or dogs--it isn't all the time and he doesn't seem to have any ill intent, but he will benefit from continued confidence building and an adult home.

He's currently about 45-50 lbs and has now been neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Blaine's adoption fee is $250 and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Jesse .
 . Jesse .  . Jesse .  . Jesse .
  • Flat-coated Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Male, Medium
Our new guy Jesse is as sweet and handsome as the day is long. At 7 years old and about 50 lbs, this fella is just entering his senior years so he's a very mellow and laid back guy but still has a nice life ahead of him!

Per his foster family, he is so incredibly mellow thus far. He gets a little amped to go on walks but in an adorable old man sort of way. He walks nicely on a leash with a little pulling BUT the city/outdoors terrifies him and the no-slip collar is a must. He is very skittish on walks sometimes and it's very random so it's been hard to peg what scares him. His temperament is amazing; he's a super gentle soul and just wants to lay on you and be near you (he literally follows me around the house). He loves being pet, doesn't seem to require much exercise and is really good about the house (no chewing things). He's got a few old man quirks (he seems to be a bit of a picky eater) but he's the most loving creature. He's fine with the kids and seems chill with other dogs but his true loves are his adult people.

This refined gentleman is now neutered, heartworm tested, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150 and our application can be accessed here: Apply Now
 . Trapper--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
 . Trapper--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Trapper--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Trapper--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
  • Hound, Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Young, Male, Medium
Our new guy Trapper is pretty perfect...his foster family reports he's super sweet and very interested in meeting new people. He loves to be near his people and cuddle up on the couch or just put his head in their lap for petting. Trapper is friendly with people of all ages but at about 1 year old and around 50 lbs, he may be a bit too jumpy/playful for very small children; he can certainly join a family with older kiddos!

Trapper is also very friendly with other dogs and has done a great job sharing his foster home with a canine companion. He can be a bit overzealous in his canine greetings so may be too much for small or senior dogs but can definitely pal around with other playful pups. No feline friends for this guy!

After a couple minutes of whining, Trapper is generally quiet in his crate and always willing to hang out in there--afterall, that's where he is fed so it's a good place!--so he should be a great fit for apartment or single family living.
Trapper is also very treat motivated and after working with him only a few times he began catching on to 'sit.' Lastly, he is largely housebroken; with semi-frequent walks he didn't have any accidents.

Trapper is now neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested, vaccinated and dewormed. He also recently had a dental due to a couple broken teeth and is now on the mend! His adoption fee is $250. If you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Nala--I'm a Dog and Kid Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
 . Nala--I'm a Dog and Kid Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Nala--I'm a Dog and Kid Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Nala--I'm a Dog and Kid Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
  • Terrier, Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Female, Medium
Though Nala is a new addition to our rescue, the shelter we welcomed her from could not say enough good things about her! She is reportedly housebroken and whines when she needs to go out. Crate trained and crated when nobody is home. Nala knows sit,lay down and go to bed (goes to crate). She was previously living with other dogs--a lab, collie and a pom--and did well with them. She is leash reactive with other dogs so does not put her best paw forward when she sees dogs on walks or at the vet's office, but is playful and friendly with most dogs when introduced off leash--at the Adoption Center she is best buddies with Trapper. Nala has also been around kids ages 3 and 4 and great with both. Just a totally friendly girl who loves everyone she meets and is always ready for some snuggles or a romp in the yard!

Nala is about 10 months old, around 40 lbs, and is now spayed, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $250 and she'd love to have you visit her during our open Adoption Center hours. If you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Breeze--Dog and People Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
 . Breeze--Dog and People Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Breeze--Dog and People Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Breeze--Dog and People Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
  • Yellow Labrador Retriever, Husky
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
This gorgeous girl with striking blue eyes is a newer addition to the One Tail at a Time family, but consider us smitten. Breeze was rescued from a hoarding situation in rural Tennessee so the big city sights and sounds are still new to her but she''s definitely adjusting to the good life in her foster home.

Breeze shares her foster with two other dogs and really seems to enjoy their company so we'd love to see her go to a forever family with another pup for her to pal around with! Perhaps because she's used to being with people and other dogs, Breeze does get anxious in her kennel and doesn't love being left alone. Therefore, she'll thrive most either in a single family home or with adopters that are home for decent chunks of the day.

This beauty is about 3.5 years old, around 40 lbs, and is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $250 and our survey can be accessed here: Apply Now
 . Pocket .
 . Pocket .  . Pocket .  . Pocket .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Boxer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Young, Male, Medium
This special little man is named Pocket due to his small huggable stature! At about a year old and just under 40 lbs, he's a real peanut who loves snuggling with his foster moms and exploring the world around him. He's also great with the other resident dog in his foster home though has been hit or miss with other pups outside of foster.

Sadly, as a puppy, Pocket was the victim of abuse and that has had a long-term impact on his life in the form of hearing loss and some neurological issues. Socially, Pocket is a fairly typical 1 year old who can get into some mischief but is a friendly and wiggly little dude. His hearing loss has made training more difficult though his foster parents have done a spectacular job teaching him hand signals.

We anticipate that it may take Pocket a bit longer to transition to a new environment than it does other dogs but since he is thriving in his foster home, we know he can also be very happy and successful in his forever home. His foster is located in a busy part of Chicago and though he's happy as a clam there now, he will thrive most in a more laid back environment.

This cutie is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $250 and inquiries can be directed to AnnaOTAT@gmail.com or you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Yoshi and Sage .
 . Yoshi and Sage .  . Yoshi and Sage .  . Yoshi and Sage .
  • Japanese Chin, Shih Tzu
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Male, Small
Yoshi and Sage are best buddies who joined the rescue after their elderly owner had to move to an assisted living facility. These two cuties have spent the last couple months living in one of our wonderful foster homes where they were pampered (and often found playing dress up!) by their 6 year old foster sister.

Both these sweet boys love people of all ages and would be great additions to most loving homes. Though Sage loves is buddy Yoshi, he isn't too fond of living with other dogs so they'll do best as the only pups in their new forever home.

Sage is an approximately 11 year old guy but he's still got plenty of spunk and is really sweet and engaging with everyone he meets. He recently had surgery for bladder stones but has bounced back swimmingly and is otherwise healthy. Yoshi is about 10 years old and is blind though navigates very well and recently had a senior blood panel which came back with flying colors.

Yoshi and Sage are well adjusted boys who are friendly with everyone they meet, enjoy but scratches, snuggling on the couch, and, heck, if you have a fireplace for them to snooze by then bonus!

They're both neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Their adoption fee is $150 for the pair and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Miguel — I'm Dog Friendly with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .
 . Miguel — I'm Dog Friendly with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .  . Miguel — I'm Dog Friendly with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .  . Miguel — I'm Dog Friendly with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
This handsome mug is Miguel and in addition to being easy on the eyes, he's pretty great in the personality department too. At right around a year old and 50 lbs, Miguel is immediately social and engaging with everyone he meets. He is a strong hunk of love and, as such, would benefit from some additional basic training just so his zest for life doesn't get in the way of him being a well behaved boy. Thankfully he's also smart as can be and a super fast study--we're all very impressed by all that he has learned since joining the rescue!

Miguel loves playing fetch, romping after squeaky toys, playing with his best dog friend Dexter, and cuddling with/smooching on the volunteers. Though he's a perfect angel in his kennel here (totally crate trained/housebroken) he did display some separation anxiety issues when in a foster home so he'd love to join a home where someone is often home and/or where he can go to daycare during the work day.


In addition to loving people, Miguel is also good with other dogs and can certainly join a forever home with other social dogs so long as they're a good match for his play style. Miguel is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. One of his biggest fans has sponsored his adoption fee so now you can save that money for toys and treats! You can access our Adoption Survey here: Apply Now
 . Possum .
 . Possum .  . Possum .  . Possum .
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback, Greyhound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Female, Medium
Possum is a peaceful soul. She has a sweet personality and is a very quiet and loving girl. She'€™s a wonderful companion for long walks or snuggling on the couch. Though she's the only dog in her foster home, she socializes well with other dogs. She has such nice household behavior that she does not need to be crated, but also doesn't protest being crated if preferred. If we had to describe her in own word it would be -- mellow.

This lovely lady is about 9 years old and weighs 45 lbs so she's a nice medium size well suited for city or suburban living. Because of her gentle spirit, she can join just about any loving family and would be just fine sharing her home with other pets, kids, you name it.

Possum is vaccinated and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. She is currently being treated for heartworm but can join her new family at any time as the rescue will continue to pay for her treatment even if she's adopted prior to completing it. She also recently had an echocardiogram which confirmed she has a valve issue with her heart but thankfully is doing great, does not need any medication, and our vet simply recommends that she get echocardiograms twice/year for monitoring.

Her adoption fee is $150 and our survey can be accessed here: Apply Now
 . Amanda Hugginkiss--I'm a Kid Friendly Belly Rub Loving Dog! .
 . Amanda Hugginkiss--I'm a Kid Friendly Belly Rub Loving Dog! .  . Amanda Hugginkiss--I'm a Kid Friendly Belly Rub Loving Dog! .  . Amanda Hugginkiss--I'm a Kid Friendly Belly Rub Loving Dog! .
  • Yellow Labrador Retriever, Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Large
Amanda Hugginkiss is one squishy, lovable, playful, sweet gal! Her foster family reports she is super duper sweet, quite mellow in the house, and seems to do well in her crate. She also is friendly with people of all ages and loves snuggling with kdidos was well as adults.

This chunky monkey (who could stand to loose a few pounds, but hey join the club) is about 4 years old and around 50-55 lbs. She enjoys romping in the yard but would also likely be just fine in a yardless apartment so long as she got some nice walks around the neighborhood. She is seemingly housebroken and has nice household manners.

Though Amanda previously lived successfully with another dog (and cats), she does have leash reactivity to other dogs so will need a competent handler on walks (or her own yard) and may thrive most as the only dog in her home.

This doll is vaccinated, heartworm tested, spayed, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $250 and she is a resident of our Adoption Center so you're welcome to come meet her during open hours. If you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Dozer--People Friendly Snuggle Monkey! .
 . Dozer--People Friendly Snuggle Monkey! .  . Dozer--People Friendly Snuggle Monkey! .  . Dozer--People Friendly Snuggle Monkey! .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Not known
This lovable lug is the epitome of gentle giant. At around 3 years old and 85 lbs, Dozer is a total goofball who loves everyone he meets and is equal parts playful romper and chill cuddlebug.

In addition to loving all humans (no preference between men and women with this guy!) Dozer was also a playgroup rockstar at the shelter we welcomed him from and though he may thrive most as the only dog in his forever home, he does enjoy romping with well matched buddies. No feline friends for this cutie.

Prior to moving to the Adoption Center, this gorgeous boy was in a foster home where he was totally housebroken and crate trained and though he can be a bit of a bull in a china shop, he does chill out and love cuddling.

This gem is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $250 and you can email AnnaOTAT@gmail.com for more info or access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
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