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 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 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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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 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
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