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 $350 for puppies under 6 months, $300 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.
Kane is a great old boy! He loves to snuggle and be near his people and is happiest when he's getting some love 🙂 He's housebroken and great with other dogs and cats and would fit in well to most any home. He seemed to have had a flea reaction in his past life but is slowly but surely growing back all of his hair. Kane doesn't hear too well (or at all) but he "listens" well if he can see you and it doesn't seem to bother him one bit!
This handsome sweetheart is about 10-years-old and is eager to spend his golden years in a loving home. Kane is now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
At about a year old and around 40 lbs, this guy is a great age and size! In his foster home he's totally crate trained, almost there with potty training, and just a total sweetheart who loves to be petted and snuggle. Axel will often follow his foster momma around the house but will then also go off on his own to play and self entertain. He's started working on commands (sit, down and come) and is doing good but still needs reinforcement. Though he's the only dog in his foster home, Axel is dog and kiddo friendly and can go to just about any loving home.
This guy is now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
If you're looking for an easy, extremely loving Velcro couch potato, Allie is your girl. She's a five-year-old dachshund, fully house trained, does not bark, not into running around or playing with toys, she just wants to snuggle all day. She loves ALL people'young, old, strangers on the street'she's an affection hound and gives everyone kisses. Allie would be fine in a house with another small dog (she avoids larger ones), but people are her priority. Whenever she wants her belly rubbed, which is pretty much constantly, she rolls over and sticks out her chest, as if to say, 'here's the spot, get going!' She can walk on a leash fairly well, though she stops on the street a lot to socialize and/or smell, so she needs some patience.
Allie came to us significantly overweight'she likely was given table scraps--but she's not really so food oriented; she'd rather have affection. She is now slimming down and doesn't beg at the table, just eats what she's given. She'd be great with someone who's home all day and wants a constant, affectionate companion that's not going to run any marathons (she's happy with a walk around the block). She'd be good with families, too, but maybe not active families who want her to fetch a ball. Again, this lady likes to rest and relax and snuggle all day long. She is easy to groom and doesn't shed much.
Allie is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
This adorable guy is about 4.5 months old and an incredibly sweet and smart little guy. He knows sit, working on potty training (still peeing inside too but definitely making progress) and just adorable, snuggle love. He also shares his foster home with another dog who he adores and has previously lived with kids so can go to a home with other canine companions and kiddos.
The one issue he does have is that he is not a fan of being left alone or crated. Though this may improve with age and as he settles in, he is currently in need of an adopter who is often home and/or lives in a single family home so he isn't annoying the neighbors with his barking when away.
Tuxedo is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $350 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
Amanda Hugginkiss is one squishy, lovable, playful, sweet gal! Her foster family reports she is super duper sweet, quiet and 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 kiddos was well as adults.
This chunky monkey (who could stand to loose a few pounds, but hey join the club) is about 56years old and around 50-55 lbs. Her favorite activities are cuddling, watching movies, and lounging on the couch. She also enjoys taking in the sights and smells while on her strolls. Amanda is such a total gem, but her one hang up is that she is leash reactive towards other dogs. Her foster family has learned to manage this behavior, but it is something any adopter needs to be prepared for and she does need to be the only pooch in her new home.
This doll is vaccinated, heartworm tested, spayed, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and if you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Lola is a total love! She's about 10 months old and at her full size of 40 lbs. She's a Lab mix, maybe with some Border Collie, she has one small white patch on her chest that is shaped like a wonky heart. She's great on a leash with a harness, is crate trained, largely housebroken, and an excellent car companion. She's a very trainable girl, in the last few weeks she's mastered sit and we're working on new skills. Lola is excellent at cuddling and makes the sweetest eye contact.
She has a lot of energy which she directs into fetch, a game that she has no limit for. She hasn't shown any destructive behavior over the month and is generally gentle and careful around stuff that isn't her nemesis, antler, which she will chew into submission. She's been living with a runner and is a natural if you're looking for a trail buddy. She gets excited to see other dogs on walks but doesn't bark or lose her mind when asked to move it along.
She has been very gentle and affectionate with neighborhood kids who want to pet her. When people aren't interested in her she returns the favor and ignores them while on leash. I think her last household had kids and my sense is that would be a great fit to match her energy level. Lola is looking for a home with a good amount of space and a family that will encourage her enthusiasm for chasing a tennis ball.
During her spay, it was revealed that Lola has a congenital abnormality in that she has a large vaginal cyst. Post-spay she was experiencing some incontinence and discharge so has been placed on antibiotics and hormone medication. The antibiotics are short-term to clear up infection, but the hormones may be a lifelong medication to regulate her system and diminish the incontinence. At this time it is up to Lola's body to determine how she will respond to the medications. We can only hope that she will respond well and we can eventually wean her off the incontinence meds. Unfortunately we must also face the reality that this may be a lifelong problem, although it can be well managed and does not in any way impact her quality of life.
This beauty is also vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
This little 3-4 year old is a super special girl who has quickly wormed her way into the hearts of many. She's small (17 lbs) and is either a very petite purebred beagle or may be a beagle/doxie mix, we just aren't sure. Prior to joining the shelter that we rescued her from, Margot was hit by a car which (though she has a great quality of life) has resulted in some spine/gait issues--please read on to learn more!
--Resting her head on your lap while you talk to her and scratch her long, velvety ears
--All food and treats
--Naps and major, major snuggles on the couch
--Walks, sniffing everything there is to sniff outside
--Babies (she shares her foster home with one of the cutest ones ever!)
--Chewing things (table corners, boxes, plastics but learning they are "no" and toys are "yes")
--Stealing dirty clothes/towles to nest in
--Chasing tennis balls
--Other dogs; she shares her foster home with one and would do great with one in an adoptive home too!
--Crate and also being left alone. Her ideal adopter will be home with her most of the time and/or have a single family home as she howls (hey she's a beagle!) when left alone.
--Most adult men at first (walks away from them cowering when they first try to pet her). She still much prefers the woman to the man in her foster home and though she doesn't show any fear aggression issues, she'd thrive most in a female only home or a home with male(s) who understand she may never be as cuddly with them as she is with the ladies.
--Being picked up
--Loud noises (hides but quickly recovers)
Margot will need someone with some patience and understanding that she'll get there- but she isn't a turn-key pup right now. It will be well worth any effort they put in to her and she is far from a troubled dog- just some inconvenient housekeeping issues that stems from probably living outside/being hungry/having babies young, etc.
Great for someone that has owned dogs before- she needs the support and the structure or she'll walk all over her human with her sweet, sad eyes. She may only attach to one person on the house at first. As far as her spine/hind leg issues, they are worse when she is scared or nervous as she tends to go a bit rigid in those situations. Once she's settled, you hardly see any trace of it. She may need pain management medications younger than your average dog, but is totally thriving now.
Margot is now vaccinated, heartworm tested, and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
When Butch first came to us, he had not one but two broken legs! Thankfully, they have now healed and though there's a chance he may be more prone to arthritis down the road, he doesn't need surgery and when you meet him cast-free, you'd never even know he was injured!
Butch Cassidy is about a year old and has been living in foster for about a month. Still an adolescent guy, Butch is an energetic and fun loving kid. He rarely chews on things and has quickly learned what are and what are not toys. Butch often refuses to leave his human's side when he's inside. Sometimes, he'll want to relax and lay down, but if that puts him out of reach of pets, he's right back up! However, despite being extremely friendly, Butch is generally docile inside, preferring belly rubs to mischief. If he's feeling antsy, he can be a bit mouthy, but can be redirected toward toys. It usually just means he's in the mood for tug.
When outside, Butch has learned to pull on his leash quite a bit less, though he's still very excited to meet other dogs, rabbits, squirrels, and bags blowing in the wind. Butch is a very smart pup. In just a few sessions, he learned to sit and to lay. Butch would most like a home where people are around to keep him busy all day or one where he can have other dogs to play with as he gets nervous in his crate, though he usually calms down after 15 or 20 minutes.
This handsome gent is now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped.. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
Per their current foster family, these brothers are very sweet, sleep thru the night and are enjoy playing with each other. The one with the pointed big ears (Carter) is a little bigger and very curious and is a little more assertive. The one with the floppy ears (Carson) is a little less assertive but very sweet. They both come when you call them and stop doing something if you say "no." They never had an accident in their crate and are on their way to learning to not have accidents inside. They are also both having their teeth grow in so love to chew right now.:-)
Carson is now about 3.5 months old and though his breed is a guess, he'll be a small adult. He's vaccinated, dewormed, neutered, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $350 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
What a treat Sweet Pea is. This girl has so much love to give. She is potty trained ' no accidents, even when left alone for long periods. And, is crate trained ' she is totally fine sleeping in her crate, although she would prefer sleeping by your side. This sweet girl is high energy, and very athletic. She would love to be in a home with an active owner (a great running companion) or someone who wants to throw the tennis ball for her (fetch is her favorite). She loves toys, but most of all loves to sit/lay as close to you as possible and cuddle.
She has been ok with being left alone in her current situation, but does appreciate company and does much better the more you are around her. Also working on some leash manners and basic training- but she's a smart dog so that is no problem for her. When in a controlled setting/off her leash she is fine with other dogs, but for some reason has felt protective of her foster mom while on a leash (only barks ' she is by no means aggressive). Her herding tendencies might not be the best fit for children ' although I haven't tested it.
She loves her walks, and the dog walker raves about what a sweetheart she is. I (her current foster mom) wish so badly I could keep her, but I know she needs a forever home that can give her the attention and love she deserves. Sweet Pea loves love, & loves to love!
Sweet Pea is about 2.5-3 years old, spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
When we first saw Daisy she was a naked little chicken who had almost no fur due to mange and was underweight too. Thankfully with some medication and good nutrition she quickly rebounded and is now a gorgeous healthy girl with a full coat and a super happy personality.
Her foster mom says she's a total wiggle butt and loves exploring too She can still be a tad hand shy at first but gets comfortable quickly and is then a playful typical young lady. Though we're still getting to know her, Daisy seems to do just fine in her crate and doesn't currently exhibit any separation anxiety issues. She's actually a very good walker, always by her foster mom's side and leaves something alone with basic recall. She is so pleased when she can make eye contact through out the walk- less interested in the smells.
Daisy is also food motivated and seems to be housebroken too! She does an adorable pounce on her toys and though she loves people she's also good at self entertaining. Though she's the only dog in her foster home, Daisy is a big clumsy social puppy who is super friendly with dogs she greets on walks and at friend's homes.
This cutie is now spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm tested. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Per her foster family, Pooh is the sweetest snuggle bug ever. She loves as much attention and affection as she can get and gives lots of kisses. She has been great on a leash so far only pulling a little if there is something she really wants to smell on the ground. She has shown no leash reactivity and is friendly with people and dogs. She is still slightly timid when we are out and about but does not show any aggression because of it and continues to wag her tail even when she is unsure of a person or place. She prefers to go potty in the small fenced area behind our apartment rather than on walks but if there is no yard she would get it eventually.
She is a moderate energy level. She does like to play with the other dog in her foster home and is interactive but not hyper. With just a little bit of play or walking she gladly lays down on the couch right next to you (or sometimes on you). She is a bit of a counter surfer but she understands what "no" means and listens. She does not like being crated but her whining and barking has gotten much better in just a few days so she seems well suited for apartment or single family living.
Pooh is about 2 years old, around 50 lbs, spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm tested. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
Sweetheart lives up to her name! She is a five-year-old, 45-pound, female, grey and vanilla pit bull terrier-mix with gorgeous soulful eyes and the cutest ears EVER.
Sweetheart is good with other dogs (no feline friends please) but can be a little bossy so a slow introduction to another dog would be highly recommended. She is currently living in a foster home in Chicago with another dog where she has proven to be housebroken and crate-trained. She is super smart and knows the commands sit, down, stay and takes treats gently from your fingers. She is smart, the perfect size, and eager to please. BONUS: Not that you'll necessarily need it, but she has free training for life!
Sweetheart loves people and is an easy-going and loving girl. She has a very chill energy level and is always ready to snuggle and fall asleep next to you.
Sweetheart is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her foster momma has actually sponsored her adoption fee to a qualified adopter! If interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
"I LOVE this dog! Karter is such a sweet cuddlebug! She is very shy at first but once she feels comfortable she will be your best friend and is a typical puppy--playful, spunky, curious, happy. She loves playing with the dog in her foster home, chewing on bones and running in the yard. She also LOVES belly rubs and squeaky toys!
Unfortunately though, Karter is quite fearful of new places and new people. We are looking for a home that 1. has another dog, 2. does not have a lot of new visitors and 3. will work with our trainer (or yours) to ensure that she progresses into a more social dog. We also would like to place Karter with adults only at this time as she can snap when she feels very fearful.
Karter is a special girl so she is part of our "Good Dog, Forever Dog" program which means that her adoption fee is sponsored and she comes with free training with the right home!
Karter is now vaccinated and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Please fill out our application to meet her: Apply Now
Migs is housebroken, loves other dogs and is easy to walk. He adores people and makes a really great snuggle buddy too. He's never met a dog he doesn't like, but he does have a rough and tumble play style so he needs a buddy to match his size and energy. Miguel is super smart, eager to learn and has responded really well to positive reinforcement training!
Miguel does have some personality quirks so we are looking for the perfect match. He is super strong and energetic, and greets people by jumping right up in their face. We're working on it, but we're looking for someone without small kids to continue that training. Additionally, his biggest issue is that he displays pretty severe separation anxiety in a home. He can be left in a heavy duty crate (he will howl) and he has responded wonderfully to training, but the anxiety definitely needs training and attention to ensure a smooth transition. We are looking for a committed adopter!
Miguel is a special guy which is why he's part of our "Good Dog, Forever Dog" program which means he comes with 1. a sponsored adoption fee 2. a heavy duty crate and 2. free training for life!
Miguel is neutered, up to date on shots, microchipped and a super healthy guy. To meet him fill out our adoption application and then come to our Adoption Center.
You can access our Adoption Survey here: Apply Now