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.
Fergie is about 10 weeks old and already a decent sized pup so we anticipate she'll be a fairly large adult. She's great with the three adult dogs she lives with and can certainly go to a permanent home with other social pets and people of any age too.
She is a champ at sleeping through the night and though, given her young age, she of course still has accidents, she is really good at pottying outside when given ample opportunities. Fergie loves to play and explore but is also a snuggly girl who is always happy to see her foster parents and immediately covers them with kisses.
As of 10/28 she'll be spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and a resident of our Adoption Center. Her adoption fee is $350 and if interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
She'll be a great fit for apartment or single family living and will thrive in a home where she can continue to get lots of positive attention, puppy training, and all that other good stuff that will result in her being a spectacular adult.
We anticipate Pokey will be a medium adult (maybe 40-50 lbs?) but since this is just a guess, she'll need to go to a home where there are no weight restrictions in the building. As of 10/28 she'll be spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and a resident of our Adoption Center. Her adoption fee is $350 and if interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Though he's the only dog in his foster home, he also loves playing with other dogs and can certainly join a permanent home with other social pets.
Despite his mix being known for their vocal nature, Thor really doesn't bark. He does sometimes whine for a moment when away from his favorite people, but his foster family reports that when left alone at home he's a quiet guy and seems to understand that they'll be coming back.
He walks nicely on the leash, but will stop often to smell things. However, if you give him a coaxing little tug on the leash and ask him to come he does respond. Thor is about 1.5 years old, 35 lbs, and great for apartment or single family living.
He is now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and as of 10/27 he'll be a resident of our Adoption Center. If you'd like to get an application preapproved, you can access it here: Apply Now
With her sweet nature, she should fit in well to just about any loving home and will be an excellent companion for many years to come. She is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped; Delilah was previously treated for heartworms and is now, thankfully, negative Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested our application can be accessed here: Apply Now
More amazing things about her: she is getting really good at going into her crate (thanks to peanut butter Kongs) for a few hours when you're out of the house, she doesn't chew on things that aren't her toys, and she's a great walker and doesn't pull on the leash. The main things that she's still working on are not jumping up on people to say hi, and generally getting used to being in a home - there have been occasional accidents, and at first she gets anxious when you are moving from room to room in the home and will follow you everywhere until she gets used to you and your home and realizes she, and you, are there to stay!
Bonus: She's also super photogenic and loves posing in nature for you!
This beauty is just under a year old, about 55 lbs, spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and as of 10/27 she'll be a resident of our Adoption Center.Apply Now
-sleeping through the night in my crate
-walking on leash
-being able to tell the difference between dog toys & household items
-not going potty in the house (once my foster Ps understood my needs & schedule)
-Cute, hysterical leaping moves (kinda like this https://www.facebook.com/bbcbreakfast/videos/1431603670187100/)
-playing with other dogs; I can definitely live with canine buddies
Opportunities for improvement:
-learning to distinguish inanimate from live things. Halloween decorations are confusing & those dog skeletons are just wrong!
-learning to be less mouthy (not too bad but does need reminders/still a puppy)
Cash adores adults and other dogs but kiddos are not his thing so he'll do great in an adult home. He's totally fine meeting people of all ages out on walks but is just unsure of little ones sharing his home. This babe is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Having recently joined a foster home, we're still getting to know his routine and will update soon but Graham seems to be a good mix of cuddly and playful. He has some energy to burn but will then happily settle in for a snuggle session.
Graham is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
As is typical for dogs his age, Samson can still be a bit mouthy so would thrive most in a home with kids ages 10+ His breed mix is a bit of a guess, but we anticipate he'll be a medium sized adult and know he'll be a great companion for years to come!
Samson is vaccinated and will be neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
This chunky monkey (who could stand to loose a few pounds, but hey join the club) is about 5 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 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
Rocky knows "sit" "down" and "paw" he is very treat motivated and eager to please! He still gets the puppy crazies sometimes but overall he's pretty chill especially given his young age. This gorgeous boy will be a great fit for just about any loving home and can certainly live with other social pets.
Though we aren't sure of his exact mix, he's some largeish breed guy and more importantly he has a spectacular temperament to go with his good looks. Mr Ravioli is vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
They learned very quickly that I LOVE people - I just want to snuggle and play all day! I know basic commands such as sit and lay down but will need additional training. I get so excited when making new friends, I tend to jump to give them a hug and forget how strong I am!
My friends think I was living on the street for some time or was kept as an outside dog as the whole leash thing is new to me. I am extremely food motivated and am working on my leash manners. I seem to be potty trained as I don't have accidents in my kennel but would probably benefit from crate training in my new home.
While I am a very smart girl, I still am a little confused at being a dog so I need someone who will be patient and help me with my training. I seem to be dog friendly, with slow introductions and have not been tested with cats. I would do best in a home with adults or older kids as I am a strong girl and have a lot of energy so younger kids might overwhelm me. I can't wait to get back in a home environment, so I hope my friends at Canine Crews hear from you soon!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 $300 and if interested you can access our adoption 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
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 people of any age. She does great greeting dogs on walks but does like to hog human attention so may thrive most as the only dog or with another dog that is fairly indifferent.
Possum is vaccinated, microchipped and had been treated for heartworm. 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.
Thanks to an adoring fan, Possum's adoption fee is now sponsored so you can save your money and spoil her. If interested, our application can be accessed 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
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