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.
Flip had a rough start and initially didn't want a ton of human interaction but with patience and a treat you can win this little dumpling over ; once you have won his heart... he has unconditional love and will just sit with you and even lay on your lap. Flip is a very calm and relaxed pup. He does well with his crate and sleeps through the night.
With other dogs Flip is hit or miss; he currently shares his foster home with Milhouse and one other dog and he generally enjoys their company. He is not housebroken but with a strict repetitive schedule he is doing great and is having few if any accidents in the house! as had less to if any accidents in the house. If you choose this sweet bundle of joy he will be sure to warm your heart!
Flip is neutered, vaccinated, and heartworm tested. He will be having a dental (his teeth are in rough shape) and be microchipped prior to adoption. He's about 4-5 years old and his adoption fee is $300. If interested, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Milhouse is also very friendly with any dog he meets. He is learning to go to the bathroom outside but with a repetitive and firm schedule he should get the hang in no time !! Positive reinforcement once he does go out.. makes him feel great and want to please you even more. He is such a cuddler also! Does well in his crate!! Such a joy to have him.
This little guy is about 4-5 years old, vaccinated, and heartworm tested. He'll soon be neutered (which should greatly help with his housebreaking too!) and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Monty walks well on leash and prances like a king with a big smile on his face. He is still skittish on walks with big noises but I just keep walking and he eventually will follow. He sleeps on the couch through the night and gets up when our other pup gets up. He is not particularly clingy and will sometimes lay in his dog bed the whole evening while we cook, eat and putz around. I think he would be a great addition to any family though likely with kids 10+ since he's skittish at first.
Monty is 4-5 years old, has been vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Rusty's skin is now looking great and he's having a dental on 9/27 which should help him feel immeasurably better in regards to his mouth. He's also vaccinated, neutered, heartworm tested, and will be microchipped. This little guy is about 6 years old and his adoption fee is $150. If interested, you can access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
Jewel comes when called and is working on some basic commands. She's a complete delight and her foster parents report she'd be a great addition to just about any home. This cutie is about 4 years old and a whopping 5 lbs. She's now vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our survey 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 my dog, chewing on bones and running in the yard. She also LOVES belly rubs and squeaky toys!
She's not a huge fan of crowds, open spaces and loud noises but we're working on her confidence and she's starting to open up at daycare. She warms up quicker to new dogs more so than new people and it would be great if her new home had a dog sibling for her to learn from and look up to.
She's still working on her housebreaking but is getting better at letting me know when she has to go out and can go overnight without a potty break or accident.
Karter will be a wonderful addition to someone's family!"
Karter is now vaccinated and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $350 and if interested you can access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
As is fairly typical for dogs his age, Foster can be a mouthy guy but is easily redirected and happy to chew on appropriate things so long as they're offered!
This soulful eyed guy is now vaccinated and dewormed and will be neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. His adoption fee is $300 and as of 9/17 you can meet him at our Adoption Center. If you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Schatzy knows basic commands like sit and stay and is very food motivated.
Sometimes this gal can be possessive of food around other dogs, so she either needs a forever home without other dogs or one that is wiling to manage this behavior. This cutie is crate trained and housebroken. She is still working on her leash skills because when she sees other dogs or people she gets really excited and barks; this behavior has improved since joining her foster home and though she may always have some on leash reactions, she's a smart and social cookie.
This gal has previously gone to daycare twice a week to learn how to socialize with other dogs. She is super sweet with people and will be an awesome companion! Schatzy is spayed, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and if you are interested in adopting you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Willie shares his foster home with two other dogs and can certainly join a forever family with other social pets. Though he's a bit skittish at first, Willie quickly learns to trust and then adores snuggling and being around his humans. His foster mom reports that he also sleeps through the night like a champ and is good about pottying outside.
In addition to his goofy little face, Willie also has a wonky leg that turns out. It is either genetic or a previous very old break but, regardless, it doesn't cause him any issues or need medical care--just adds to his hilarious little character.
Willie is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. He's about 4 years old and around 15 lbs. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested in applying you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Breeze is part of our "Good Dog, Forever Dog" program in which we match long term dogs with the right home.
Breeze's ideal home:
-No other pets in the home (Breeze has lots of canine buddies outside the home whom she likes to romp and play with, but once in a home she prefers not to share her humans)
-A single family home (Breeze can be crated, but she will howl and do her husky talk at first, so she'll need a home where neighbors won't complain about her chit chat)
-A female only home, or a home with patient males (Breeze is shy at first and warms up much quicker to women. She will warm up to men who are patient with her and don't force an interaction)
-Somewhere she can cuddle with humans, run around in the yard, play with toys and hopefully even get some water to play in!
What she comes with:
-A waived adoption fee
-Her harness and leash
-Some toys to keep her busy
-A life time of training
This doll is about 3.5 years old, around 45-50 lbs, and is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is SPONSORED! and our survey can be accessed here: Apply Now
In addition to being a peach with people, Timmy has previously lived with cats and did well (with an appropriate slow intro) with them. With other dogs this kiddo is hit or miss and can be leash reactive so that will be something that needs additional work. But don't worry because he's totally worth it plus we have some great trainers we partner with!
Though we aren't exactly sure of this guys mix (people have guessed everything from Basenji to Boston Terrier, to Boxer) we know he's a great guy who will be a nice addition to most homes. Timmy is neutered, vaccinated, and heartworm tested. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
She's a bit spoiled in her foster home--enjoying her breakfast and dinner sitting on a big comfy chair and finding an area to lay in with the most pillows--but hey, after losing your home at the age of 7 she deserves it, eh?!
Hazel is not a fan of being crated but thankfully does just fine during the day left to her own devices so does not need to be crated. She's still perfecting her potty scheduled but definitely gets the concept and is improving daily. She does well walking on a leash and staying close to you.
Given the option, she will definitely want to sleep with you at night but will sleep at the end of the bed to protect you from any potential monsters. This little dumpling is about 7 years old, in great health, and now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. She'll be a great match for most homes though would be extra happy if someone was home for her snuggle with a fair amount. Her adoption fee is $150 and as of 9/23 she'll be a resident of our Adoption Center. If interested, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Energy wise she is at a perfect level for any home. She knows her name very well and responds immediately to commands. She knows sit, down and stay. At night you don't have to put her in her crate. She goes there herself and lays down on her bed; her foster family just leaves it open and she sleeps until morning.
Sasha is now vaccinated and heartworm tested; she'll be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $150 and if this cutie sounds like the girl for you, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
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 $300 and inquiries can be directed to AnnaOTAT@gmail.com or you can access our survey here: Apply Now
His foster mom reports he is a total love bug and though he takes a bit to warm up, when he does you'll be showered in cuddles and have a permanent shadow. He is good with other dogs, loves his daily walks, is great on a leash and sometimes even carries a toy with him the entire walk as he needs to make sure his toys get their exercise and fresh air too! He is working on commands such as sit and stay and getting better everyday. He is also housebroken. Because Butch is a timid fellow, he'd thrive in a more quiet adult household.
Butch is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. He heartworm treatment will be complete in a couple months but he can go to his adoptive home at any time and the rescue will continue to cover the cost of his treatment. Butch is about 6.5 years old and his adoption fee is $300. Our adoption survey can be accessed here: Apply Now
Since heading to summer camp, err we mean foster, Dozer has been sending us notes letting us know what exceptional fun he is having and also what an excellently behaved boy he has blossomed into.
This dudes favorite things include sharing bananas and other dog appropriate snacks with his humans, cuddling like crazy, snoozing on his comforter, smooching his foster parent's cousin's kids as much as they're amenable to, going on leisurely strolls, and boating adventures.
Dozie is great with some dogs and just too much for others so whether or not he can share his forever home with another dog will just depend on their dynamic. For sure though he can have canine pals.
This kiddo is about 3.5 years old, around 80 lbs, neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, microchipped, and maintained on heartguard/flea and tick prevention. His regular adoption fee is $300 but a doting fan is covering half so his adoption is $150 and if interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
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
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 will thrive most as the only dog in her 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
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
However, in new situations and on leash, Blaine often barks at new people and/or dogs plus he can also be unruly on leash towards his handler. Though he doesn't seem to have any ill intent, he'll need continued patient confidence building and positive reinforcement so we are looking for a committed adult family for Blaine because though he has a million good qualities he also needs work and commitment.
He's currently about 50 lbs and has now been neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Blaine's adoption fee is $300 and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
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 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